Apple introduced the third developer beta versions for iOS 13, tvOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS Cataline, and watchOS 6 earlier today. As 9to5Mac puts it, these beta updates are concentrated on improving performance and enhancing other aspects while it is possible to stumble upon a new unreleased or under construction feature in its codes.
The report details about an upcoming feature that the representatives got their hands on after assessing the Setup app within the code where they found out a hidden feature or function which is triggered when the device is booted up for the first time or it is reset. Apparently, Apple is working on a new feature that allows transferring data between the two devices with a wired medium.
As of now, Apple iPhones users have multiple ways they can transfer data from one iPhone to another. For starters, they can get a backup from iTunes or iCloud directly in a different phone while they can also use their Apple ID in order to transfer data wirelessly. However, this particular feature is rather unique as it dictates that users can actually connect two iPhones with a lightning-to-lightning connector allowing the sender to transfer data to the recipient through a cable.
The feature seems to be unreleased and underdevelopment as it wasn’t triggered even after the folks tried manually resetting the device with iOS 13 developer beta 3. This could mean that the Cupertino-based tech giant is currently working on it and we could see this feature in action later although there’s no guarantee that it will actually release. Also, Apple doesn’t have any lightning-to-lightning connector yet so that makes it questionable at his moment as well although there could be third-party cables with such interface that we are unaware of.
The iOS 13 developer beta 3 is attuned to settle bugs and improve the performance of the device after Apple launched the official version at the WWDC 2019 last month. The iOS 13 is slated to support various iPhones and iPads in mid-September such as iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and above and iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3 iPad 5, iPad 6, and iPod touch 7th generation.