Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the sixth iOS 9.3 beta and more than three months after the public release of iOS 9.2, the last major update to iOS 9. iOS 9.3 has been in testing since January 11.

    The seventh iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center (developers only).

    As a major 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. Multi-user login, while an appealing feature, is limited to MDM customers and is not available to the general public.


    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 an Apple Watch-style "Activity" view, Notes has an option to password protect individual entries, and third-party apps can add songs to Apple Music.

    Apple Music for CarPlay offers "New" and "For You" sections for better music discovery in iOS 9.3, and a Nearby Feature in CarPlay Maps offers more information about points of interest that are 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.

    This is likely to be one of the last betas of iOS 9.3 we'll see before it is released to the public. Apple is planning to launch iOS 9.3 in the spring, perhaps following an event that is scheduled to take place on March 21.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
     
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    It's available to public beta testers as well - I'm downloading it now.
     
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    Holy crap!
    Is it my imagination or is this a lot of betas??
     
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    This many beta of a .xx release is pretty unheard of right?
     
  5. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    Seems like iOS 9.3 has been around for ages now and it still hasn't even been released to the public!
     
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    I'm not seeing it... yet...

    revise... 3rd gen iPad sees it... so does iPhone6
     
  8. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    The number has been increasing. It's not uncommon for betas to have far more iterations, especially when working with new features. While it may be more than we've seen in other betas I don't think it's anything special or to be alarmed about. The hope is more that they're getting all the issues out of the way with additional rounds of fixes followed by testing.
     
  9. bushido, Mar 14, 2016
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    please dont fix the animation bug.

    edit: still works :)
     
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    Anyone know what this update actually did? I just finished installing it on my 6 Plus.
     
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    66 MB on iPhone 6s here.

    And around 30 MB on iPad mini 4
     
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    beta 7 in this time.. didn't see a 7 beta cycle ios before.
     
  15. Mascots macrumors 68000

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    Whew so much for me thinking that #5 was the last.
     
  16. 33man macrumors 6502

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    Omg it enable wireless charging but only on iPhone 4s.... Just wondering what a 40 Mb updates can contain... Not so much I guess...
     
  17. iPhone7s macrumors member

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    Safari is slower & battery life is much worse.

    Expect we'll see a Beta 8 soon.
     
  18. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    And its a great thing! The more the better.
     
  19. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Someone please confirm if they fixed the animation bug or not.
     
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    ...and for the iMaps app, not one thing was done to make it work even remotely close to Google Maps, and Siri will still be hitting the pipe so she’ll continually fail at one out of every three of your requests.
     
  21. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    What animation bug?
     
  22. MrGuder macrumors 68030

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    So this will mean ios 9.3 will be glitch free and perfect when released next week huh?
     
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    iOS 2.0 and 5.0 went to 8 betas, there are a few of them that also went to 7.

    it is interesting how quickly they progressed thru the betas though.

    source: http://www.thinkybits.com/blog/iOS-versions/
     
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    39.1 MB on iPad pro
     
  25. VictorWI macrumors member

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    36MB on my iPhone 5, 1.4GB on my iPad Air? WTF?
     

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