Apple releases new iOS 13.1 beta, but there are still no iPhone 11 images

Today, Apple released new developer beta builds of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, and tvOS 13. It's the fourth build of iOS 13.1, and the 11th beta of tvOS 13, which is somewhat interesting since tvOS 13 is supposed to be released to the public tomorrow.

While they all include various fixes and improvements over their predecessors, one issue is that there are no iOS 13.1 images for any of the new iPhone 11 models that are coming out on Friday. You might recall that last month, Apple released the first iOS 13.1 developer beta, surprising pretty much everyone. Typically, that doesn't come until after the iPhone event.

After all, the new iPhones always ship with the new OS; in the case of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, that's iOS 13. If you want to restore an iCloud backup to your new device, as many do, you won't be able to restore your backup from the iOS 13.1 beta to the iOS 13 device. The only solution is to set up the device as new, upgrade it to the beta, and then restore from a backup.

The problem now is that there just isn't a beta. As it stands, there are no iOS 13.1 images available for the iPhone 11 series. It's possible, of course, that Apple will release these images on Friday, but we can only hope.

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