Now you can try out the latest and greatest operating systems for Apple products, thanks to public betas for iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4. Both are now available for testing — even if you don’t have a developer account.
You can grab both updates from Apple’s beta program website for free. Take note, however, that this is trial software — and updating could cause some apps and features on your iOS or Mac devices to go funky or stop working altogether. Use these at your own risk.
Apple just dropped the new betas to developers yesterday for iOS 9, tvOS, watchOS and OS X El Capitan, so it’s pretty cool that iOS and OS X are already available for public consumption.
If you’re already a beta program member, you’ll see the OS X update in the Mac App store; if not, you can sign up at the beta program website. If you’re looking to enroll your iOS device, navigate to the iOS beta website and download the configuration file.
What’s in the Apple betas?
What can you expect in Apple’s latest round up updates?
Once you’ve got the new OS on your Mac or your iPhone/iPad, you can check out all the new features, like Night Shift and Touch ID for Notes on iOS.
Here’s what we know so far about iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 (which you’ll still have to wait for if you’re not a developer):
The beta of OS X El Capitan seems to have fewer significant new features (as it’s only an incremental release), but still should be a bit more stable and have a few tweaks.
We’ll continue to dig into the new Apple software and let you know what we find.