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Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, nearly two weeks after seeding the third iOS 8.3 beta and more than a month and a half after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta. Today's beta is also available for public beta testers.

The beta, build 12F61, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6.3 beta 4.

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Previous iOS 8.3 betas have included features like a new emoji picker and all new diversified emoji and skin tone modifiers, new country flag emoji and updated emoji icons to represent the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch.

Along with those emoji changes, iOS 8.3 brings wireless CarPlay connectivity, support for Google 2-step verification, Apple Pay for the China UnionPay network, several new Siri languages, filters for Messages, a UI change for the space bar in Safari, and more. We've been tracking all the iOS 8.3 changes in our iOS 8 Features Roundup.

What's new in iOS 8.3 beta 4:

iCloud Photo Library - iCloud Photo Library's beta label has been removed again. It has been removed and re-added in past iOS 8.3 betas, so it is not clear whether the service will be out of beta when iOS 8.3 launches.

Messages filtering - An earlier beta introduced filtering in Messages, allowing users to separate messages received from friends and those received from strangers into two categories. In beta 4, the category for iMessages sent from those who are not in a user's contact list has been renamed to "Unknown Sender."

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Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers, Second Beta to Public Beta Testers
 

gsmornot

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Installing now. Hope it continues to be as good as the previous version of 8.3
 
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mungo2k

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Mar 11, 2011
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There's also a new Yosemite Recovery partition with this update.

EDIT: That's the 10.10.3 beta, not this. Sorry.
 
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sundog925

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GOD i can't WAIT until the day comes where "emoji skin tone modifiers" isn't a selling point of iOS, what are we doing america?!
 
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illusionmist

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“Public” beta... Signed up when the last one came out already but still unable to get in even now.
 
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C DM

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Perhaps even some additional new features? (Although fixing existing bugs and improving stability and performance would be even better overall.)
 
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viperGTS

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Wasn't CarPlay introduced in 7.1? I know it says "wireless connectivity" but wasn't that part of 7.1 as well?
 
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2457282

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nothing new so far in this release, so I assume just cleaning up before the big party. Anyone notice anything yet?
 
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omro

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Sep 30, 2010
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How do you sign up for the public beta? Everytime I go to the beta page, all I see are the yosemite betas.
 
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Stickharuhi

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Apple please add file explorer for iOS!!!
In the settings menu by privacy. You can choose to get that app access.
 
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champinhon

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Jul 8, 2013
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Am I the only one that doesn't have the option to download this from appleseed. I login and only OS X is available. frustrating....
 
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yanksmc7

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Jul 26, 2010
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Am I the only one that doesn't have the option to download this from appleseed. I login and only OS X is available. frustrating....

I've been signed up since the first day it became available for OS X and I have yet to receive an invite or a seed for the iOS public beta program. VERY annoying :mad:
 
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