In this week’s top stories: iOS 13.1.3 brings more bug fixes, new iPhone SE 2 details, Beats releases the Solo Pro headphones, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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Apple continued to refine iOS 13 this week with the release of IOS 13.1.3. Apple specifically says that iOS 13.1.3 focus on fixes issues in the Mail and Voice Memos apps, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and Apple Watch pairing. There are also improvements to Bluetooth connectivity when paired to cars and a fix for Health app data syncing.
Furthermore, Apple released the third developer and public betas of iOS 13.2 on Wednesday. iOS 13.2 includes the new Deep Fusion camera system for iPhone 11, as well as new emoji and more.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week shared more details about what to expect from the so-called iPhone SE 2 in 2020. Kuo says that this iPhone SE 2 will cost $399 for the 64GB configuration. There will also be a 128GB tier at a higher price point. Kuo says that the iPhone SE 2 will mainly target iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, who cannot update to iOS 13 this year.
Google on Tuesday held its “Made By Google” hardware event, unveiling the new Pixel 4, as well as the Pixel Buds 2, new Chromebook hardware, and more. Check out all of the details in our full roundup right here.
Last but not least, Apple this week announced new Beats Solo Pro headphones. There’s support for Pure Active Noise Cancellation with a redesigned on-ear cup, while a Transparency feature lets you hear ambient noise using mics. There’s also a fold-to-power feature, which means your Solo Pro headphones will automatically power on when you unfold them, and power off when you fold them back up. Beats Solo Pro headphones are available for pre-order in the US for $299.
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