Apple today released the Golden Master build of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 to developers along with the third beta of iOS 13.1/iPadOS 13.1. The Golden Master build drops a few weeks after Apple had released iOS 13 beta 8 to developers. After that, the company started releasing beta builds of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 instead of iOS 13/iPadOS 13 to developers.
The Golden Master build of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are likely going to be the final public build of the OSes which is released by Apple next week. That is unless the company comes across a major bug and is forced to fix it before the public release.
Compared to the last beta build, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Golden Master will be a lot more stable in nature and have fewer bugs.
Alongside iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Golden Master, Apple also released the third developer beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to developers.
Download iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Golden Master
If you are already running iOS 13 Developer Beta 7 on your iPhone, you just need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and download the beta 8 OTA. The same steps are also applicable for downloading iPadOS 13 Beta 8.
iOS 13 Features
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 come with a number of new features and are the biggest updates to the OSes in a few years. Some of the major new features in iOS 13/iPadOS 13 include a Download manager in Safari, Dark mode, updated system apps, and more.
1. Dark Mode
A system-wide Dark mode is probably the highlight of iOS 13. It stretches from the Lock screen to the widgets screen to Apple’s own apps. Even the keyboard gets a better version of the dark mode. Dark mode can be enabled easily from the Control Center.
2. New Reminders App
There is a new smarter and enhanced Reminders app in iOS 13. It uses Natural Language Processing which makes it easier to add reminders and tasks.
3. Redesigned Volume HUD
The new Volume HUD appears in the top-left corner of the screen in an unintrusive manner. It first shows up as a full-sized slide. But it immediately shrinks and becomes unintrusive.
4. Improved Safari
Safari has received a major update in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. It now features a dedicated Download manager which means one can now use the browser to download files.
On iPadOS 13, Safari will now load the desktop version of websites to offer a better browsing experience.
The stock keyboard in iOS 13 has finally gained gesture-based typing known as QuickPath. This is similar to the swipe-based typing experience offered by SwiftKey and Gboard.
➤ You can read more about all the new features in iOS 13 here.
Do drop a comment and let us know if you have found any major changes in iOS 13/iPadOS 13 Golden Master build compared to the previous beta builds.