iOS 12.3 beta 3 is now available to developers and the public [Updated]


The Apple TV app gets a raft of new features in iOS 12.3.
The Apple TV app gets a raft of new features in iOS 12.3.
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Apple is back with a brand new batch of beta software for developers, including the third beta of iOS 12.3.

Update: The public can now also install the latest iOS beta on their iPhone or iPad.

The iOS 12.3 beta arrives two weeks after the last version came out, bringing with it new features to the Apple TV app along with plenty of bug fixes. There are also new beta builds for macOS 10.14.5, tvOS 12.3 and watchOS 5.2.1.

Registered developers can grab iOS 12.3 beta 3 directly from the online Apple developer portal. If you have beta 2 installed, you can update to beta 3 via an over-the-air update.

The general public just needs to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.  It’s free, but is only recommended for people ready to put up with potentially buggy software.

What’s inside iOS 12.3

Release notes for iOS 12.3 beta 3 don’t mention any big changes, but we’re sure to find some tweaks once we get it installed. Previous versions of the beta added a new splash screen to the Apple TV app. Epix was also added as one of the available channels. Plus, there’s a new AI recommendation engine that suggests shows based on your previous viewing habits in the app.

The Wallet app has also seen some tweaks in iOS 12.3 ahead of the launch of Apple Card this summer. iOS 12.3 will likely be in testing for the next few weeks as Apple prepares to launch its updated TV app this summer. Meanwhile, Apple TV+ with Apple’s big slate of original TV shows and movies is set to debut this fall.


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