Apple releases iOS 13 public beta 2
Apple has released its second public beta installment of iOS 13, allowing non-developers to download and test the pre-release software prior to its official public launch in fall.
The public beta software lets users trial all of the new flagship features of iOS 13 and iPadOS months ahead of when the software officially is released, with a new Feedback app allowing testers to report issues with the operating systems to be fixed by Apple before the software publicly ships.
Last week, Apple released its third developer beta of iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13. Unlike the previous developer beta, iOS 13 developer beta 2 which added a range of new features, the third installment was mainly a bug fixing update with hardly any surprises.
That being said, one thing that was discovered within the most recent developer beta was a new “FaceTime Attention Correction” feature which uses ARKit to automatically refocus and reposition a user’s eyes during a FaceTime call to make them appear as if they are looking directly into the front-facing camera of the device – allowing it to appear as if they are making direct eye contact with the camera, even when in fact their eyes are looking downwards at the live video feed of the person on the other end of the FaceTime call.
We’ll update this article if anything new is discovered within the second developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS.