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Apple drops new betas for tvOS, iOS and OS X


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A fresh new iOS beta is ready for you.
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Developers and public beta testers can now get their hands on the third beta build of iOS 9.3.3 after Apple seeded the update this morning.

The new iOS 9.3.3 beta comes two weeks after Apple released the second beta. Apple has also released two new betas for tvOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6.

The new betas don’t bring any awesome new features like iOS 10, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra, but the new builds do squash a number of bugs and add some under-the-hood improvements before Apple’s software team shift their focus entirely to the new updates.

To get the new iOS 9.3.3 beta, developers and public testers can download it as an over-the-air update if your iPhone or iPad has the previous build installed. You can also download it directly from the Developer Center along with tvOS 9.3.3 beta 3, which can only be installed by plugging your Apple TV into a Mac over USB.

The El Capitan beta can be installed directly through the Mac App Store by visiting the Software Update section. Apple hasn’t said when the new software updates will be available to the public, but now that they’re in the third beta round the launch could be a couple weeks away.

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