A Hands-On Walkthrough of the New Features in iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2

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    Apple yesterday surprised us with new betas of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2. Of those betas, iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 introduce important new features to iOS devices and the fourth-generation Apple TV.

    iOS 9.3 includes a new Night Shift mode that cuts down on blue light in the evening for better sleep, plus it introduces new Quick Actions for several stock apps and brings new features for News, Notes, Health, CarPlay, and more. A full walkthrough of what's new in iOS 9.3 is available in the video below.

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    tvOS 9.2 introduces features that have been sorely missing from the new Apple TV, including support for Bluetooth keyboards to make text entry a simpler process. It includes folders for organizing the Home screen much like one can do on an iOS device, and it introduces a new look for the Home screen, among other things. To see everything that's new in tvOS 9.2, make sure to watch our walkthrough video.

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    watchOS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 include less obvious under-the-hood updates, but both bring important new features. OS X 10.11.4 introduces support for locked notes, while watchOS 2.2, paired with iOS 9.3, allows the iPhone to connect to multiple Apple Watches.

    There's no word on when we'll see the public releases of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, OS X 10.11.4, and watchOS 2.2, but there's undoubtedly several weeks of testing left before the updates will launch. Ahead of these major releases, we will see the launch of iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3, both of which are also in testing.

    Article Link: A Hands-On Walkthrough of the New Features in iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2
     
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    I there a public beta for TvOS?

    This is one of the reasons I ask the above question.
     
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    Hopefully, multiple users for iPad in general isn't to far away. I would love to see it added for iOS 10.
     
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    Hopefully a bit more for the watch than the option to buy several?
     
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    Will Night Shift work on iPads? The video should also discuss this feature of iOS 9.3 beta for the iPad and iPod Touch.
     
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    Users for iPad in school is great, but I want Users for iOS in general. For instance, when my daughter picks up my iPhone/iPad, she should be able to use Touch ID to unlock the device into HER User, which has restrictions enabled (no unlimited web access, no IAPs, etc), only certain apps visible (her games,) her notes, her photo album, etc. Then, if I use Touch ID on the device, it opens into MY User, with all of my settings (and administrative control over her User.)
     
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    I would sure like the multi-account features for home use. Hopefully Apple will expand the use to more than education.
     
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    No public beta for iOS yet? How would they be able to do one for Apple TV without a browser on the TV? By serial number or something?
     
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    PASSWORD PROTECTED NOTES! Finally, now do the same for Messenger App, and Settings App. Crossing fingers for iOS 10 to bring this
     
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    Simple; they won't
     
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    I can confirm is works great on the Mini 4. I used it last night.
     
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    Dave gets an ATV4:

    Dave: Siri, show me the newest action games.
    Siri: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
    Dave: What's the problem?
    Siri: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
    Dave: What are you talking about, Siri?
    Siri: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    Dave: I don't know what you're talking about, Siri.
    Siri: I can't show you things you are not supposed to see.
    Dave: What am I not supposed to see? I was told I would have a choice of what I see?
    Siri: You really didn't believe that? Did you?
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    This IS the new iOS. Every 9.x released previously were just crappy betas....
     
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    Next September. It'll be announced at WWDC this summer and released in the fall, as most all iOS updates are.
     
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    Thank you jaxsoccer24.
     
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    I would like Apple to slow down a bit and just make iOS 9 go until 9.9 and make it stable as hell
     
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    Yeah, been looking fwd to this for a looooong time!
    I'm not a dev, so I'm not sure how this works... like can they make a common area, accessible by both users, so they don't have to have multiple instances installed of the same machine; and just have the data parts like saves & stuff sit in seperate folders? I dunno. There MUST be something super complex about this, or it would be out already... lol.
     
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    Yes, works fine on my iPad Air 2.
     
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    So typically Apple releases the public beta the next day it seems, but now that there are major and interesting updates with the beta....we get the shaft???
     
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    It works on all 64bit iPhones and iPads.
     

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