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Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 3 to Developers

Apple today released the third beta of iOS 8 to developers, three weeks after releasing the second beta update and more than a month since unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update, build number 12A4318c, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and can also be downloaded via the iOS Dev Center. Apple has also released a new beta version of Find My iPhone, a brand new iOS 8 version of Find My Friends, a new Apple TV beta, Xcode 6 beta 3, and updates to Swift, the programming language the company introduced at WWDC.

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iOS 8 introduces a range of new features, including improved integration with OS X through Continuity, a Health app, Family Sharing features, interactive notifications, a new QuickType Keyboard and improvements to several apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages.

The third iOS 8 beta includes several tweaks to the operating system, like new options for iCloud Drive, a new Settings toggle for Handoff, and a new option to enable or disable QuickType. There's also been some changes to the look of the weather app and a few new simple wallpapers. For a full list of the changes to iOS 8 in beta 3, make sure to check out our Beta 3 Tidbits post.

A June report suggested iOS 8 beta 3 would be released on Tuesday, July 8, but it appears the beta has come a day early. Today's update comes just after Apple announced plans to wipe all CloudKit data for the iOS and Yosemite betas, including data from iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, and Mail Drop.

iOS 8 is currently only available to developers, but it is expected to be released to the public this fall after several beta iterations. Based on past history, iOS 8 will likely be launched alongside new iPhones, and possibly the much-rumored iWatch.

Related roundups: iOS 8, iOS 8 Features

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24 weeks ago
BGR is wrong again, ha! What a joke of a website.
Rating: 11 Votes
24 weeks ago
How's the battery life lmao
Rating: 8 Votes
24 weeks ago

Dayum, this is huge :eek:


That's what she said!
Rating: 7 Votes
24 weeks ago
hopefully 10.10 dp 3 is coming out today too
Rating: 6 Votes
24 weeks ago

How's the battery life lmao


This is terrible! Beta 3 has made my phone completely useless! Apple should do better than this, I'm switching to Android.

;)
Rating: 6 Votes
24 weeks ago
Thanks heavens. iOS 8 Beta 2 is the buggiest I've ever experienced since the iOS 3 beta came out all those moons ago.

Hopefully this will be far more stable.
Rating: 4 Votes
24 weeks ago

Thanks heavens. iOS 8 Beta 3 was the buggiest I've ever experienced since the iOS 3 beta came out all those moons ago.

Hopefully this will be far more stable.


Yeah, I'm not complaining, as betas are betas, but iOS 8 Beta 2 was the buggiest iOS beta I've seen in at least 5 years.
Rating: 3 Votes
24 weeks ago
"5 minutes remaining"

*50 minutes later*

"3 minutes remaining"
Rating: 3 Votes
24 weeks ago

Yeah, I'm not complaining, as betas are betas, but iOS 8 Beta 2 was the buggiest iOS beta I've seen in at least 5 years.


I couldn't agree more! Beta 1 was extremely stable for me and beta 2 was downright awful, I totally understand it's a beta, there's bugs of course but it was just really bad, I restored back to 7.1.1 then 7.1.2 came out later that afternoon of course
Rating: 3 Votes
24 weeks ago
Things I've noticed so far:

Playlists sizes are now shorter.

Crashes don't occur when accessing camera app from lock screen.

Albums/events/projects from Aperture in photos app now back.

BUG: photo stream for me now is a number instead of 'My Photo Stream'.

QuickType now has a little bar to access it.

Handoff toggle now available.

Recently added now not the same as 'All Photos'.
Rating: 2 Votes

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