What’s up right now is after releasing two beta seeds of iOS 9.2.1, Apple today made available for download iOS 9.3 beta 1. Although iOS 9.2.1 update is still in testing.
The release of iOS 9.3 is a major one that incorporates tons of new inclusions and this beta 1 update instead of iOS 9.2.1 beta 3 seed, is one of the biggest software updates to iOS 9 yet, introducing a new Night Shift feature and improving existing apps, which includes Notes, Apple News, Health, carPlay, and more. And like all the recently released iOS beta firmwares, this is also only available to Apple Developer program members, soon be also be available to those enrolled in the company’s Public Beta program as well.
Official changelog for beta 1 here gives us a clear map of what they can expect to see when iOS 9.3 final released to public. Since this release is likely to include bug fixes, stability improvements and more, like detailed below.
Here’s what is new in iOS 9.3:
- With iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, you can now pair multiple Apple Watch units with iPhone.
- Multi-user support for iPads.
- Siri gets Hebrew support.
- Ton of bug fixes.
Already on previous beta version of iOS 9.2.1, just go to Settings > General > Software Update on your device and upgrade to iOS 9.3 beta 1 via OTA (Over-The-Air) update mechanism.
Installing a beta will need to download IPSW filefrom Member Center on Apple’s Developer website and restore to it using iTunes.
Status on jailbreak. Italian developer Luca Tedesco claims to have successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2.1 beta firmware. Currently there has no plans to release it yet, but it is at least promising to know that 9.2.1 jailbreak process is going on and which could be even iOS 9.3 vulnerable, and may have a jailbreak available to public by the time the final version of iOS 9.2.1 or 9.3 available.
Update x1: Italian developer has successfully demoed a video of iOS 9.3 jailbreak on iPhone 6.
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