Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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
  2. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Perth, Scotland, UK
  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Huh, slightly unexpected. Sounds like 9.2.1 will drop this week or next then
  4. Makale.Helvetia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
  5. NoWayBehind macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2014
    Rheinland Pfalz Germany
    I guess this is our last hope for performance improvements on iOS 9
  6. VforVelveta macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Looks like there's an option to download a config file to do an OTA update, rather than a full restore.
  7. justperry macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    I am downloading OS X 10.11.4 beta 1. :p
  8. CarlosQG macrumors 68020


    Sep 22, 2012
    Fixed it for you.
  9. tdbmoss macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2011
    Finally, rumours of OS 9.3 from Apple, my G5 is going to love this! PowerBook G5 next week?

  10. Richardgm, Jan 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
  11. Chuck Kostalnick macrumors demi-god

    Chuck Kostalnick

    Jun 2, 2015
    San Fransisco, California
    It'd be great if a summary of the release notes would be included in these posts.
  12. duffman9000 macrumors 68000

    Sep 7, 2003
    Costa Mesa
    I hate to say this, but the owners of those are SOL.
  13. macintoshmac macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2010
    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.
  14. C DM, Jan 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016

    C DM macrumors Nehalem

    Oct 17, 2011
    Lots of new features came out with many point updates before?

    And it's not even applicable this release.
  15. spytech macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013
    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.
  16. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    yes, they even used to be part of a keynote if i am not mistaken
  17. Daku93 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2010
    Have you restarted the device after installing the profile?
  18. Demovx macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2015
  19. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    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.
  20. stulaw11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    Wow they built in F.Lux pretty much, that's HUGE
  21. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011

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  22. C DM macrumors Nehalem

    Oct 17, 2011
    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:
  23. macintoshmac macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2010
    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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