Apple today is releasing the third developer beta of iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6. This comes as beta testing of iOS 14 continues separately, with iOS 13.6 likely being released to the general public sooner rather than later.
What’s new in iOS 13.6? One change is that the update lays the groundwork for Apple News+ Audio. Apple News+ Audio will be available through the existing News app, which will get a new “Audio” tab. Through the Audio tab, Apple News+ subscribers will be able to listen to audio versions of stories from publications.
Apple’s CarKey feature is also expected to be officially introduced with iOS 13.6. Apple is working closely with BMW on the feature, and you can learn more here. This feature will allow you to unlock and start compatible cars with your iPhone.
If you’re struggling to keep up with Apple’s iOS releases, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick recap of everything that’s happened:
- May 20: iOS 13.5 was released with the new Apple and Google Exposure Notification API
- June 1: iOS 13.5.1 released to everyone with a security patch for the unc0ver jailbreak vulnerability.
- June 1: iOS 13.5.5 beta 1 released to developers and public beta users with “bug fixes and improvements”
- June 9: iOS 13.5.5 renamed to iOS 13.6, beta 2 released to developers
- June 22: iOS 14 beta 1 released to developers
In addition to iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6, Apple will also likely release beta 3 of tvOS 13.4.8 today as well as the third betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and watchOS 6.2.8.
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