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Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming three weeks after the launch of the first betas and a month after the launch of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2.

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iOS and iPadOS 15.3 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad.

There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 betas, suggesting that it likely focuses on under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes.

There are a few features that Apple has yet to implement, such as Universal Control and support for IDs in the Wallet app. Universal Control will let multiple Macs and iPads be controlled with the same keyboard and mouse, and Apple recently said that the feature will come out in the spring. There were no signs of Universal Control in the first beta, so it looks like it could instead come int iPadOS 15.4.

Digital IDs in the Wallet app has been in the works since Apple introduced the feature at WWDC in June. Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are expected to be the first states to implement digital ID support, and Florida is also in talks to support the feature.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to Developers
 
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aesc80

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So weird to think we're 6 months out from iOS 16 Beta 1. Just like what @yabeweb said - hopefully we get nothing but bug fixes at this point so iOS 16 features will have a solid platform to work on. What am I saying? At that point, Apple would have to push some crazy features to keep the Apple fans happy. It was nice thinking ...
 

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I think this is the first time they released a new update/bug fix and a new beta at the same time/within the same day...

Released today:

iOS 15.2.1 (19C63)
iPadOS
15.2.1 (19C63)
iOS
15.3 beta 2 (19D5040e)
iPadOS
15.3 beta 2 (19D5040e)
tvOS
15.3 beta 2 (19K5541d)
watchOS
8.4 beta 2 (19S5539e)

Source
 

Cosmosent

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The released version of iOS 15.2 has up-to 11.4% better HEVC encoding perf than (even) iOS 15.1.1 !

ONLY know that because I run a certain "CPU Benchmark Test" BEFORE & AFTER "each" update !

A test than anybody can run on ANY iPhone OR iPad with 3.1 GB or more of DRAM.

Food for thought !
 
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Realityck

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I think this is the first time they released a new update/bug fix and a new beta at the same time/within the same day...

Released today:

iOS 15.2.1 (19C63)
iPadOS
15.2.1 (19C63)
iOS
15.3 beta 2 (19D5040e)
iPadOS
15.3 beta 2 (19D5040e)
tvOS
15.3 beta 2 (19K5541d)
watchOS
8.4 beta 2 (19S5539e)

Source
They have released update/bug fixes before on same date. Example June 14th 2021 , but yes it pretty rare.
 

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Under the hood improvements and bug fixes. Stability and battery life, that’s just what we need now to make everyone adopt iOS 15.
 

Realityck

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Under the hood improvements and bug fixes. Stability and battery life, that’s just what we need now to make everyone adopt iOS 15.
Now if only the MacRumors website using Safari didn't consume so much battery. It really is the most energy hogging site I navigate to. Examples latest iPadOS 15.3 beta., MacOS 12.2 beta.
 

Populus

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Now if only the MacRumors website using Safari didn't consume so much battery. It really is the most energy hogging site I navigate to. Examples latest iPadOS 15.3 beta., MacOS 12.2 beta.
I don’t experience those issues but many people do, you’re definitely not the only one. Hopefully the MacRumors Team is working on it.
 

timeislove

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The released version of iOS 15.2 has up-to 11.4% better HEVC encoding perf than (even) iOS 15.1.1 !

ONLY know that because I run a certain "CPU Benchmark Test" BEFORE & AFTER "each" update !

A test than anybody can run on ANY iPhone OR iPad with 3.1 GB or more of DRAM.

Food for thought !
Wow. So in depth technical test.

Given you tested on HEIV efficiency. FYI, the current iOS 15.2 has a bug on HEIC photo format when IPHONE SE taking portrait pictures. The photo app show them as HIEC format but actually they are JPG only. Could I say Apple has been making false statement ?

This bug cost me huge storage in NAS for my photo archive as I took more portrait pic as I had been getting familiar with my phone.
 
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stephenschimpf

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All I want at this point is to be able to edit more than two photos in the Photos app without it starting to become so jerky and slow that I need to shut the app down, scroll back to the photo, and start again. It's been a problem for me since 15.0 was released, and with every update, nothing changes.
 

Lounge vibes 05

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This is odd timing…

February event? or March?

Usually a release like this would lineup with an event.
I think it’s gonna be very similar to last year.
So 15.3 only gets two betas, then a release candidate, and then is released near the end of January.
Then the 15.4 Beta cycle begins, which I’m assuming will be the version with universal control, and other delayed features. And then that will launch in March/April alongside the event.
 
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IAMDAVE1969

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Latest Public iOS 15.3 Beta 2 released killed the ability to play music through Apple CarPlay on my iPhone 13. Music on my phone appears on the screen but songs will not load and play. I reported to Apple through Feedback Assistant.
 
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