You can now download iOS 13.4 beta 1 IPSW links and OTA Update along with that of iPadOS 13.4 beta 1. Here are the details on this.

Hot on the heels of iOS 13.3.1, Apple has thrown iOS 13.4 into the pre-release ring for the consideration of external testers.

In terms of firmware development and actually giving device owners updates, the difference between the big two mobile platforms is literally night and day. No sooner have testers finished with one version that goes into the public domain and Apple is throwing another release at them.

The engineering wheels never seem to slow down and that is only to the benefit of the development and testing communities as well as those who actually use Apple-branded devices.

As we should know by now, iOS 13.3.1 was all about progression and stability via internal bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. That much was evident to most people by the versioning of the release. Now, with iOS 13.4, little is currently known about exactly what is contained within but the version number would suggest that Apple is looking to expose at least one, if not a slew of new features, to the end-user when this release ultimately gets into the public domain as a stable build.

Given that it’s one step more than a minor point release, we shouldn’t expect earth-shattering or game-changing functionality but we can very likely expect something new to tinker with and sink our collective teeth into. The only question is whether or not that ‘something’ is a feature that Apple has already talked about or whether it’s something new altogether.

In the meantime, until we know exactly what’s what, go and grab the release right now on your compatible iPhone or iPad as an OTA Update via Settings > General > Software Update section of the device itself or as an IPSW file from developer.apple.com.

If you are a developer, then you will want to ensure that it offers the stability that you need without breaking anything within your own application or software. We will, of course, be putting iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 onto test devices to see exactly what has changed and what we can look forward too when it is released.

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