It's been four weeks since Apple released the first developer betas of its next bug fix updates. The long wait is no surprise, given the holiday season. But now that everyone is back to work, it's time to start shipping again. Today, the company released the second developer betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.13.5, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1.
There are no new features in these updates, as the version numbers indicate. These are all about squashing bugs. In fact, Apple's own release notes don't show anything that's new, not even any fixes.
To date, Apple has released nine updates to iOS 13 since the operating system's troubled release. iOS 13.1 was released just five days later, and that got three bug fix released. iOS 13.2 arrived the next month, and that also got three bug fix released. And finally, iOS 13.3 arrived in December. For a time, it seemed like Apple's mobile OS was receiving monthly updates.
This is the first round of bug fix updates that we've seen being tested in the beta program though. It's likely that we'll see these get released within the next couple of weeks.