As Apple has released the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update for public beta testers, happened just after seeding iOS 9.3 beta download to developers.
Apple has also made available for download iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 for developers today and to those registered on the public beta program. Developers registered on Apple’s development program were been the first and foremost to get the pre-release software that the company deems fit to release for testing and feedback.
Witnessed the trend a couple of days ago with by releasing a slew of betas to devs; iOS 9.3 beta 1, tvOS 9.2 beta 1, OS X 10.11.4 beta 1 and the first beta of watchOS 2.2. With the first beta of iOS 9.3, developers have also received the OTA Update option and with the latest firmware, developers are pretty bussy in testing out their products and Apple indeed busy with internally prepping the software for the upcoming roll out of iOS 10.
Public testers with somewhat interest in iOS simply won’t know what exactly to do with themselves. The iOS 9.3 release sits failry alongside that incremental update, but adds a great deal amongst, more functionality for testers to get their teeth into. Best features in iOS 9.3 introduces, a new one called Night Shift and essentially the great works carried out by the f.lux application that was most popular in the jailbreak world, and it supports only on limited iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. Designed to automatically cut down on the amount of blue light an iOS users is exposed to at night by shifting to more yellow tones for the iDevice display. With iOS 9.3, you will also get a number of changes for educational users, and now that iPhone is abale to pair with multiple Apple Watch devices.
Beta testers who have already became members (signed up) for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.3 update over-the-air after installing the particular certificate on their iOS device.
A major update to the iOS 9, 9.3 operating system brings with it a huge list of new features and improvements. Notably, there’s also inclusions for 3D Touch Quick Actions in stock apps like Settings, Weather, Compass, Apple and iTunes Store and more. Plus it introduces password protection for individual notes in the Notes app. News in iOS 9.3 alao includes in-line video playback, landscape mode on iPhone, Health app intoduces a new Apple Watch-like “Activity” interface.
For those running already a public beta version of iOS, the update is available right now for registered public testers OTA downloads through the unique software update mechanism.
Update x1: Apple Developer Program members can now download iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 build number “13E5181f” with fix for installation issues.
You can also find a complete list of changes in iOS 9.3 major update here. Final version of iOS 9.3 launching this spring.
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