iPhone 8 Plus here, and my Mail doesn't fetch/push. It's really annoying but other than that everything seems ok...
It's funny because I thought iOS 13 was supposed to be all about bug fixes and speed.
I thought 13 was more about features, but I could be wrong. 11 was features, 12 was clean-up (and in almost every version, very successful).
That's my understanding as well. Given how 13 has gone I'm anticipating 14 to be the stabilization release.
We all like new features, and I understand that comes with a cost. Bugs/fixes are a necessary part of development but Mail. It's one of my most heavily used apps and I'd imagine for a lot of others it is as well. I need it to work with Exchange before I upgrade my 8+. I'd really like to upgrade and eventually I will but not before I know Mail has been addressed.
Agree. My iPads are staying on 12 for the foreseeable future. My 11 Pro Max is obviously stuck with 13, but I bought a used XS Max that hadn't been upgraded from 12.4.1 because of the problems with 13. I will say that with 13.2 and now 2.2 things seem to be stabilizing but it's been a bad ride for the last 6-8 weeks.
When I got my 8+, I was forced into 11 same as you are now with the 11 Pro Max. It was a bumpy few weeks until Apple addressed all the issues but eventually it worked out. Just as it will with 13. While I liked the phone a whole lot after I purchased it, the experience wasn't as great as it could have been because of the poor performance of iOS 11.
Are you experiencing Mail issues with Exchange? From what I've gathered, 13.2 has improved the overall experience significantly, especially with the RAM management issue but seems like folks are still having issues with Mail. Mail, can you believe it? Of all the native apps to have fail. This is 2019!
I still wish Apple would ship new devices with the last version of OS instead of the latest to give people the option of upgrading if they wanted to. I digress.