With iOS 13.5, Apple introduced an API that allows health authorities to develop covid-19 contact tracking apps. iOS 13.5 also fixes two security vulnerabilities that were discovered in the Mail app on the iPhone and iPad.
Despite the fact that a month earlier Apple released the first beta version of iOS 13.4.5, jumping through four updates at once, at some point in Cupertino they changed their minds and decided to fill in the gaps. In any case, this was indirectly hinted at by the release of iOS 13.4.1.
So many people decided that while Apple is testing iOS 13.4.5, it will release a few more filling updates with fixes and improvements, especially since there is really something to fix and improve in iOS 13. However, instead of the third beta version of iOS 13.4.5 or iOS 13.4.2 today Apple introduced the third test build of iOS 13.5.
iOS 13.5 is a unique update in many ways. First, this is the first-ever fifth functional update that iOS gets. Up to this point, Apple's mobile operating system has received no more than four such updates.
However, due to problems with iOS 13, which the company encountered at the start, it had to slightly shift the release schedule for new iOS versions and release iOS 13.4 in March instead of in June, as happened with identical updates in the past. That's why some people – like me-were sure that iOS 13.5 might be waiting for us in the near future.
How To Download iOS 13.5 for free now:
Grab your compatible iPhone or iPad right now and get the latest releases as an OTA Update via Settings > General > Software Update. You will need to have the correct beta configuration profile installed on the iPhone or iPad for that route to be successful.
Alternatively, you can install the updates via an IPSW file by heading to developer.apple.com and signing in with functioning credentials that have access to pre-release software.