Apple is now deploying iOS 13.2 to compatible iPhones. That includes the iPhone 6s and newer devices. The size of the OTA varies, but we expect it to be about 500-600 MB in size.
Deep Fusion | iOS 13.2
One of the major new features in iOS 13.2 is Deep Fusion, which was first revealed back in September during the iPhone 11 launch. Deep Fusion makes use of machine learning on the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture nine images each time you take a shot in low to medium light. These images are then intelligently chosen and combined to create one high-resolution image with more detail and less noise than a standard single image. The feature is available only for the iPhone 11 set of devices.
Video Resolution Controls | iOS 13.2
There is another small photo related inclusion in this update. Apple has finally added video resolution controls to the Camera app. But, for whatever reason, this change can only be found on the iPhone 11 series of devices. For older devices, you still need to go to the Settings app to switch the resolution of the video. This is yet another one of those dumb decisions which Apple makes now and then.
Moving on, another change to this kind of update is the use of new emojis. The update adds 70 new emojis, many of which are only gender-neutral versions of the current human emoji. But also includes some new animals, meat, activities and accessibility options.
The update also incorporates two new features for AirPods. Announce Messages helps Siri to read any new messages that arrive on your phone. This feature will automatically be disabled during calls and audio sharing. The second feature is supported by the newly announced AirPods Pro.
But there are also new features possibly related to the HomeKit. HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your video surveillance and features human, animal, and vehicle detection. It also adds support for Wi-Fi routers allowed by HomeKit.
Finally, Siri now asks you whether you want to allow Apple to store audio from your Siri and Dictation experiences to help improve Siri’s performance. You can also choose to remove the history of Siri and Dictation from the Siri Settings.
Besides iOS 13.2, Apple has also rolled out iPadOS 13.2, which brings many of the same changes to the iPad. Apple has also launched HomePod 13.2 with some new features, including the ability of the HomePod to recognize the voices of different family members in your home, the ability to deliver music, podcasts or phone calls by bringing your iPhone close to your homepod, adding music to your home kits scenes, playing soothing high-quality soundtracks with the Ambient Sounds app, and setting sleep timers to fall asleep.