Apple has made available iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 betas —but at present, it isn’t clear if they are in fact a point update to iOS 13, or if they are the ninth developer beta for iOS 13.0.
The release was first spotted by Federico Viticci. Downloads were available for a few minutes, then stalled for about six minutes —but have since resumed.
A more likely scenario is the binary is in actuality the ninth developer beta of iOS 13, just mislabeled. Apple’s download page still reflects the eighth developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
An associated link for the beta redirects to Apple’s main developer portal page in Safari. A different page for the brief release talks about features for the release including Audio sharing compatible with AirPods and PowerBeats Pro, and some continuing issues with the “Find My” app.
AppleInsider has reached out for Apple for comment. If this is labeled correctly, it is the first time that Apple has released a point update beta to developers for testing prior to the initial release.
Update 1:31 P.M. Eastern Time: The betas are continuing to download after a five-minute stall.