It’s common knowledge that in order to have the privilege to get your hands on an iOS beta, you need to be a registered iOS developer which requires an annual fee. However, it seems that Apple will be trying a different approach to its beta test because as of now, you can actually try iOS 8.3 beta 3 even without a developer account.
This is actually part of Apple’s Beta Software Program which was just launched. The build number of iOS 8.3 public beta (12F5047f) is pretty much identical to iOS 8.3 beta 3 which was released for registered developers. Here are some of things included in iOS 8.3:
- Improved performance & stability
- Bug fixes
- Redesigned Emoji keyboard
- Google two-factor authentication support
- Wireless CarPlay
- Support for the following languages: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand) and Turkish (Turkey).
If anyone can recall, Apple has also launched a public beta program for the OS X Yosemite. So it’s not exactly surprising that they have used the same public beta program for its mobile operating system. To sign up for the program, simply visit this link, then click Sign up and log in using your Apple ID.
It’s speculated that iOS 8.3 will be the last major version for iOS 8 considering that June is fast approaching when Apple’s WorldWide Developer Conference will take place.
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