Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes.

    The iOS 9.3 beta is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center, and a public beta is likely to be available in the near future. With iOS 9.3, developers can also download the update over-the-air using the new iOS 9.3 Configuration Profile.

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    There have been no hints about what might be included in iOS 9.3, but as a major .1 update, it's likely to include new features and operating system tweaks that improve performance. As with all iOS updates, it will undoubtedly include a long list of bug fixes to address problems found since the release of iOS 9.2. We will update this post with any changes that are discovered in the beta.

    What's new in iOS 9.3:

    Apple Watch - With iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, the iPhone is able to pair with more than one Apple Watch. Both updates are required, with each watch running watchOS 2.2 and the iPhone running iOS 9.3. WatchOS 2.2 was seeded to developers alongside iOS 9.3.

    Night Shift - iOS 9.3 includes a feature that reduces blue light at night, much like f.lux does on a Mac.

    Notes - Notes is now password protected and there are new features for sorting by date created, date modified, or alphabetically.

    Apple News - News algorithms have been improved to offer more tailored articles in the For You section. There's also a new landscape mode and in-line video playback.

    Health - Health has been updated with a new interface that makes it easier to see move, exercise, and stand data. There's also a new menu in certain categories to help users discover apps that can be used to track health data.

    CarPlay - CarPlay includes iOS 9 features like New and For You sections in Apple Music along with a Nearby feature in Maps for discovering the best local restaurants, coffee shops, and more.

    Education - iOS 9.3 includes multiple Education-oriented features including shared iPads for students, a new Classroom app, and an Apple School Manager.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers
     
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    Huh, slightly unexpected. Sounds like 9.2.1 will drop this week or next then
     
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    I guess this is our last hope for performance improvements on iOS 9
     
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    Looks like there's an option to download a config file to do an OTA update, rather than a full restore.
     
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    I am downloading OS X 10.11.4 beta 1. :p
     
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    Fixed it for you.
     
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    Finally, rumours of OS 9.3 from Apple, my G5 is going to love this! PowerBook G5 next week?

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    It'd be great if a summary of the release notes would be included in these posts.
     
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    I hate to say this, but the owners of those are SOL.
     
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    Anyone here.. could you guide me as to how to use the config file? It is installed, but when I use the software update tab on my phone, it does not show 9.3. Downloading the restore file in the meanwhile.
     
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    Lots of new features came out with many point updates before?

    And it's not even applicable this release.
     
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    I guess this time people asked, and Apple gave it to them! Not a bad feature. I certainly wouldn't like to wear an Edition in my daily life if I had one, lol, I'd get stolen 5 minutes after leaving my door.

    That's why they're exciting.
     
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    yes, they even used to be part of a keynote if i am not mistaken
     
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    Have you restarted the device after installing the profile?
     
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    Tried both 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 and reverted back to 9.2 instead. Both updates drained my battery a lot harder. So rather sceptical to try 9.3 given the issues.
     
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    Wow they built in F.Lux pretty much, that's HUGE
     
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    Perhaps quite a while ago, but that hasn't really been the case for most of them in a long time.

    That said, looks like this one is brining in quite a bit more than usual: http://www.apple.com/ios/preview/
     
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    The profile got installed on the Mac, and I did not know how to install a profile on the iPhone. Never needed to before. However, went the the dev portal on the phone and downloaded and installed the profile from mobile Safari. 1.3GB Delta against 1.97GB Restore file for 5s.
     

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