Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second iOS 9.3 beta and two months after the public release of iOS 9.2. iOS 9.3 has been in testing since January 11.

    The third iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center.

    As a major .1 update to the iOS 9 operating system, iOS 9.3 introduces several new features. There's a Night Shift mode to reduce the amount of blue light iOS users are exposed to in the evening by shifting the iPad or iPhone display to a warmer (yellower) color spectrum, and there are several features designed to improve the iPad for Education program, such as multi-user login.


    Multiple apps and features are also seeing updates in iOS 9.3. Apple News includes more personalized recommendations, faster updates, a landscape view on the iPhone, and support for in-line video, while Health includes a new Apple Watch-style "Activity" view and Notes has an option to password protect individual entries.

    Apple Music for CarPlay offers "New" and "For You" sections for better music discovery, and a Nearby Feature in CarPlay Maps offers more information about what's close by. Paired with watchOS 2.2, an iPhone running iOS 9.3 is able to support multiple Apple Watches, and for iPhone 6s users, there are new Quick Actions for Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store.

    The second iOS 9.3 beta added a Control Center toggle for the Night Shift feature, and new additions in the third iOS 9.3 beta will be listed below.

    What's new in iOS 9.3 beta 3:

    Verizon Wi-Fi calling - The third beta of iOS 9.3 adds Wi-Fi calling for Verizon users, allowing them to place calls over a wireless connection when cellular connectivity is poor.

    T-Mobile bug fix - Today's beta includes a carrier update for T-Mobile users, fixing a bug that prevented apps from loading over a cellular connection.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers
     
  2. CarlosQG macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully they changed the 'lemon' icon to a lamp!
     
  3. TheChemist macrumors regular

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    Many eyes will be focused on the tMobile carrier file.
     
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    I really hope the fix the "spotlight" pull down searching. I have to type in something then press search then delete it and type it again before results show.
     
  6. dillacom macrumors member

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    instead of a little icon I hope they add verizon wifi calling finally..........
     
  7. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    How many betas do they usually go through on average before releasing to public?
     
  8. kch50428 macrumors 6502

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    Wifi calling is already in the iOS - Verizon has to release a carrier settings update to enable it.
     
  9. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    Public betas never come out the same day as developer betas *eyeroll*
     
  10. Ventilatedbrain macrumors regular

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    You've got the fattest thumb I've seen on a mortal . On topic , can't wait for the night thing
     
  11. kch50428 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, they do... 9.3 beta 2 did.... *double eyeroll*
     
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    Really? Is that such a big issue? :)
    Is an eye, not lemon. And of they changed to a lamp, you may say it is a mushroom :)
     
  13. mrthomnas macrumors member

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    Does apple not put out the changelog/release notes anymore like this?
     
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    No release notes posted yet on developer.apple.com...

    UPDATE: Release notes are now on the developer.apple.com site.
     
  16. danleon950410 macrumors regular

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    Let's hope it comes with lots of fixes, really looking forward to it.
    Third one, so it should be getting a better shape
     
  17. CarlosQG macrumors 68030

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    Nope, but it does not give me an honest feedback (6th principle of good design by Dieter Rams). The lamp was a better idea IMO.
     
  18. Dephibio macrumors regular

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    No change to Night Shift icon in Control Center for those wondering.
     
  19. ghostface147 macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm, it let me download and update OTA without wi-fi connectivity. It hadn't done that before.
     
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    Are these new in this beta?
    New 3D Touch features for stock iOS apps?
     

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  23. Tyenglund macrumors newbie

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    iOS 9.3 public beta 2 came out on Wednesday two days after developers got it. So I doubt the public beta will be today. Possibly Wednesday
     
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    Wasn't DP 2 a Monday and PB 2 a Wednesday?
     
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    Is that normal? Should they appear later?
    I don't have a developer account anyway, so if you find them please let me know,i would really appreciate it
     

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