The iPhone SE already has a software update before its even released

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What you need to know

  • The new iPhone SE already has a software update.
  • Apple has released iOS 13.4.1 for the iPhone SE today.
  • This indicates the iPhone SE is being shipped with iOS 13.4.

The new iPhone SE doesn't launch until tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped Apple from releasing a software update for the new phone before it gets in customers' hands.

Reported by MacRumors, Apple has released iOS 13.4.1 for the iPhone SE today. This will most likely mean that iPhone SE models reaching customers tomorrow will come installed with iOS 13.4 and need a software update in order to be running that latest version of iOS 13.

iOS 13.4.1 was already released for other iPhone models on April 7, 2020. The update addressed an issue where devices running iOS 13.4 could not make FaceTime calls to older Apple devices limited to either iOS 9.3.6 or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. It also fixed a bug that prevented users from picking a Bluetooth device from the quick actions menu within Control Center.

iOS 13.4.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Fixes an issue where devices running iOS 13.4 could not participate in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier.
  • Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing a Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail.

When customers receive their new iPhone SE tomorrow, they will be able to update their device to iOS 13.4.1 by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update. The phone is hitting retail stores (for those that offer pickup) and customer's doorsteps starting tomorrow, April 24th.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

1 Comment
  • iOS 13 has been terrible, this is no surprise