The fruit company has released the first beta for iOS 9.3 along with new software updates for other platforms including tvOS, WatchOS, and OS X as well. Interestingly, iOS 9.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is still in beta stage and Apple has pushed a beta version for iOS 9.3 – another future iOS version. So Apple is currently running multiple beta versions for iOS software updates.
iOS 9.3 incorporates tons of new features and seems like one of the biggest iOS updates we have seen in a long time. iOS 9.3 comes with the capability to pair multiple Apple Watches to the same iPhone, but all those watches must be running WatchOS 2.2 version. This upcoming iOS version also incorporate a new Night Shift mode, which basically provides f.lux like ability to tint the screen color for usage in the dark. Additionally, this new beta also brings new Touch ID security options for the Notes app, CarPlay improvements, multi-user mode for schools, and much more. Safari Mobile browser has also seen some improvements.
The update is so big that Apple has posted a dedicated preview page for it on its website with a preview of the many new features added to this version. This is something Apple usually does only for the major iOS updates such as iOS 7, iOS 8, etc.
You can download iOS 9.3 beta 1 from the iOS Dev Center which requires you to be a registered iOS developer. We’ll update you as we learn more about the new features of iOS 9.3. If you’ve updated to this latest beta version and come across something new, share it with us in the comments section below.