The free download ofiOS 13 beta 1 profile along with iPadOS 13 will be available this July, Apple confirms. The details are here.
When Apple announced yesterday for the first time iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, it also shared both updates ‘ first developer betas as it has become the norm. Developers have been testing those initial betas since then, but this time around there’s one unusual difference–no OTA updates are available, with developers having to install iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 via iTunes. However, not for long.
Reddit user Domenic Panacea emailed Apple VP Craig Federighi to get to the bottom of things to find out what the situation is. Assuming this exchange of emails is legitimate, Federighi emailed back to confirm that when the public beta is released, the OTA release will be made available.
Apple said the public betas would kick off in July during the WWDC opening keynote, so it’s a pretty safe bet when the OTA updates will be made available as well. Federighi said the current developer beta is meant for a smaller audience, and it is believed that Apple wanted to limit the potential damage caused by a notoriously buggy first beta release.
We’ve heard about at least one iPhone refusing to update completely, while others have encountered quite severe Face ID and Photos bugs since iOS 13 was installed. With that in mind, trying to restrict exposure to beta 1 is likely a good move on the part of Apple.