In a blog post published yesterday (september 9), Facebook mentioned that Android and iOS have released new versions of their operating system which have been updated to allow users to view and manage their location settings.
It's thought that Facebook made the announcement way ahead of the release of iOS 13 to avoid the backlash that it expects to get from users, specifically since it's a well-known fact how the Facebook app has been using location data heavily for some time.
More evidence of an Apple AR headset has appeared in the iOS 13 GM.
Although no announcement was made by Apple in its iPhone event yesterday, Guilherme Rambo from 9to5Mac notes that the company may have pulled it out at the very last minute.
Well, it turns out that this feature - and many others promised for iOS 13 - may not actually see the light of day until at least iOS 13.2.
A host of new features will be introduced by the latest software, including dark mode, typing shortcuts and a Siri upgrade.
It powers features like check-ins and makes planning events easier. It's not clear if it will do the same on iOS. "If you do choose to grant an app the ability to continually monitor your location in the background, we'll give you reports so you'll know what they're up to". The feature clearly wasn't ready for prime time, and also resulted in some debate as to whether Apple should be treating iCloud itself as a "beta" platform. The home screen has been slightly changed so you can see more apps and pin widgets to it.
New public beta versions of macOS 10.15 Catalina and tvOS 13 should be available for testing through the Apple Beta Software Program in the coming hours as well.
The iOS 13 GM includes the new Starboard system shell to run stereo AR apps.