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iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13: First public beta is here

iOS 13 dark mode
Screenshot: 9to5Mac

Within the WWDC 2019 presented Apple iOS 13, iPadOS and Co. Now the company is distributing the first public betas of the new versions.

From now on people who have nothing to do with ProFor those interested in programming and who are therefore not eligible for the developer betas, the opportunity to test a public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13. However, it should be noted that the versions are not final and may contain bugs. Complete updates will then come in September - here is a list of the devices that will receive them. That means you should never test a beta on your main device and never without backing up the data. Should it Proproblems, Apple also offers a way to downgrade to other iOS versions. There are enough instructions from colleagues on other technology blogs who are more familiar with the topic for upgrading and downgrading – just drop by there if you are interested.

iOS 13 and Co: This is new

We have listed all the news in the new software in detail in the article linked in the introduction. But here's an overview again.

Many would like iOS to have a dark mode like him macOS Mojave got last year. Apple listened to the feedback and implemented it in iOS 13. If desired, this can only be activated at certain times. In addition, some apps have been redesigned and “Sign in with Apple” has been introduced.

With iPadOS it is possible to operate several instances of the same app. (Screenshot: 9to5Mac)

From now on, iPads no longer come with iOS, but with iPadOS. Although the system is based on iOS 13 and also comes with features such as dark mode, there are also many things that Apple did not donate to the iPhone operating system. So iPadOS got many features that are particularly the Pro-users have been asking for for some time - like improved multitasking.

watchOS 6 got its own app store and a books, memo and calculator app. New health functions should not be missing either. With the new operating system, for example, the watch offers period tracking for women. New clock faces are also at the start.

The least news is in tvOS 13 for Apple TV. Apple just introduced a new control center and support for controllers from Sony and Microsoft.

Screenshot: 9to5Mac

Then there is macOS Catalina. With Catalina, Apple banned iTunes from the Mac and instead relocated the components to three of its own apps: Music, Podcasts and TV. “Sidecar” is also new and allows the content of the Mac's display to be mirrored on an iPad. There you can then work with the Apple Pencil. Third-party solutions already offer such functions, but they usually cost something. "Screen Time" also made it onto the Mac.

A little teaser at the end: Our editor Kevin already downloaded the beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS onto his devices. So look forward to articles about it!

Street: CNET

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