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Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, more than two weeks after seeding the second iOS 8.3 beta and more than a month after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta. Today's third beta release comes just days after the public launch of iOS 8.2, which included support for the Apple Watch.

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The beta, build 12F5047f, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6.3 beta 3.

Though iOS 8.2 introduced Apple Watch support, it brought only minor bug fixes and security updates to the operating system. iOS 8.3 brings more consumer-facing updates, like a new emoji picker and all new diversified emoji and skin tone modifiers. It also introduces new country flag emoji and updated emoji icons to represent the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch.

Along with those emoji changes, iOS 8.3 brings wireless CarPlay connectivity, support for Google 2-step verification, Apple Pay for the China UnionPay network, and several new Siri languages.

What's new in iOS 8.3 beta 3:

Messages - There's an option in the Messages portion of the Settings app to enable "Conversation List Filtering." With this turned on, messages received from people who are not in your contact list will be filtered into a separate list.

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Apple Watch app - Since iOS 8.2 has been released, iOS 8.3 has been updated to add the Apple Watch app to the iPhone's home screen.

Tag: iOS 8.3


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16 months ago
The hands on the clock app are much thinner now.

Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Awesome. Now fix iCloud Photo Library.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Macrumors: iOS 8.3 brings bug fixes such as new emoji


Great reporting
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago
Oh boy... Please don't slow down the 4S, it was pretty good on Beta 2.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago
Apple watch app was since 8.2 on my phone what is different?
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

The hands on the clock app are much thinner nowImage (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/5d70eeba1dfabafcc4d9c34202711e7c.jpg)


Wow good catch. Looks nicer.
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago
So no public beta yet with this release?
It was rumored that iOS 8 beta 3 would see a public release as part of the AppleSeed program.
http://www.macrumors.com/2015/02/20/ios-8-3-9-public-betas/
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago

The hands on the clock app are much thinner nowImage (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/5d70eeba1dfabafcc4d9c34202711e7c.jpg)


I really like that wallpaper. Would you mind giving me a download link?

"We made the clock thinner and simpler, bringing an elegance never seen before on a virtual clock."
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago
Snappiest that safari has felt in a long time:cool:
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago

The hands on the clock app are much thinner nowImage (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/5d70eeba1dfabafcc4d9c34202711e7c.jpg)


Not really surprising, it was probably designed by Jony :D
Rating: 1 Votes

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