Apple drops new betas for iOS 9, tvOS, watchOS and OS X El Capitan


iOS 9.3 beta 6 is here!
iOS 9.3 beta 6 is here!
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Apple is ready to kick off the new year with a batch of beta software for testing. The company just made new builds of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.4 available to developers.

The new pre-release versions of iOS, tvOS and OS X can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. Testers won’t be able to install watchOS 2.2 on their timepieces until their iPhone, iPad or iPad touch has been updated with the new Apple Watch app in iOS 9.3 beta 1.

The release notes for iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2 are scant on details of new features. iOS 9.3 should have a few big changes, as a .X release usually indicates a major update. It’s also unclear what new features have been added to Apple Watch.

Apple notes there are issues with Apple Watch, Bluetooth, Compass, Core Graphics, Dictionary, Health, iTunes, Safari and Siri. iOS 9.3 also comes with a new Configuration Profile tool in the dev center that allows testers to download the iOS 9.3 Configuration Profile to your iPhone, iPod or iPad for over-the-air updates.

We’ll let you know what new goodies we find once the software is on our devices. If you spot something new on yours, drop us a tip in the comments below.

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  • 5723alex .

    With iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, you can now pair multiple Apple Watch units with iPhone.
    Multi-user support for iPads.
    Siri gets Hebrew support.
    Ton of bug fixes.

  • stickyicky97

    tvOS needs to address the way Apple organizes it’s “purchased” sections. Particularly, they need to make it easier to select a particular Season/Episode. For instance, I have all 9 seasons of The Big Bang Theory. To get to Season 9, episode 1, I have to scroll through all episodes and seasons starting from Season 1. There also need to be more listings in “Recently Purchased”……at least the last 10 movies or TV shows.