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

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    Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, less than a week after seeding the fifth iOS 9.3 beta and 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 sixth iOS 9.3 beta, build 13E5231a, is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center.

    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 Sixth Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
     
  2. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone notice that they fixed the 3D Touch keyboard cursor? It's way more accurate when removing your finger.

    Also there's a cool animation when deep-pressing on apps in the home screen.

    (not sure which beta these were released on)
     
  3. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Beta 5 was already super stable for me, so I don't expect much changes.
     
  4. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    I'm not seeing any new beta OTA or on the dev page.
     
  5. macintoshmac macrumors 68020

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    Have you downloaded the beta profile ?
     
  6. Freebart macrumors member

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    Is there any news about Verizon WiFi calling in iOS 9.3?
     
  7. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    People not seeing it OTA yet switch to cellular/mobile data briefly so it shows up then back to wifi to download and install.
     
  8. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    Yes.
     
  9. KJL3000 macrumors 6502

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    still crossing fingers for nightshift support on 32 bit devices... (so naive)
     
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    Just came available on my iPhone 6s, might take some minutes to show up on my iPad pro.

    Edit: and there it is on my iPP as well!
     
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    since this is likely one of the last i hope to see some battery improvements again. i feel like theres solething that keeps running in the background like right now its at 34% after 3,5 hours of usage
     
  13. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    such as? It was already turned on and working in Beta 4 (i believe it was). Been working fine as far as I know.
     
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    Did they fix the damn problem with Nightmode during low power mode? The exact time I want to use nightmode, at the end of the day when I ussually have low battery I can't use nightmode...makes no damn sense.
     
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    OTA updates can take a few hours to spread across the CDNs internationally.
     
  17. 'Dorian macrumors member

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    Why can't they just go with a black background instead of making a workaround to the brightness of the overpowering white? It just seems like they're making more work for themselves.
     
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    Makes me wonder if iOS 10 will throw down all the effort that was put in six betas of 9.3
     
  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I'm sure this is the final build until the release of the public version in 2 weeks, 1-2 days after the event. Even tho its not a GM build number, it could still be the final 'beta' that is being released and they skip the GM seed.
     
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    I'm assuming you are talking about NightShift. The entire point of NightShift is to reduce blue point. Has nothing to do with darkening the screen. A 'dark mode' would still have a blue point.
     
  21. dsTny macrumors member

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    I've the same experience. It seems they worked on that in beta 5 - moving cursor with 3D Touch keyboard is now much better in my opinion.
     
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    If you are in a text field and type, you then can't 3D touch. Does the beta fix this? It's dead annoying!
     
  23. Pruus macrumors member

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    it was just 34.1 MB for my iPad mini 3.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 7, 2016 ---
    Also an update OSX El Capitan Public Beta 6.10.11.4 1.14GB launched.
     
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    Off topic: Beta 6 for OS X 10.11.4 is also online.

    EDIT: Too late :)
     

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