Apple Announces iOS 9.3 is Launching Today [Updated]

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At its media event in Cupertino today, Apple announced that iOS 9.3 will begin to rollout as a free update to users worldwide today. As previously announced thanks to betas of the software, the update will bring new features to iOS, mainly centering around Night Shift.

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Updates to older apps like Apple News will see some small UI shifts to highlight breaking news stories, and the company announced that its CarPlay features will continue to appear on a wide array of vehicles in the coming year. Also briefly touched upon in iOS 9.3 was a featured called "Education," which will allow teachers and administration access to organizational features inside of classrooms on devices like the iPad.

Stay up-to-date with the event today on the MacRumors live stream.

Update: iOS 9.3 is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

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59 months ago
Looks like the servers are being hammered after all these years of waiting for an update - getting this when trying to check for this OS 9.3 update currently:



Looking forward to the increased snappiness of Internet Explorer after the update! Shame they didn't announce the PowerBook/iBook G5 along with this long-awaited update though, guess we'll have to wait until WWDC for those...

Oh wait...iOS 9.3? :(

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59 months ago
Software update on iPhone says I'm up to date at 9.2.1 but iTunes says update available - 9.2.1

Odd.



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59 months ago
I hope you all enjoy 9.3 if you didn't jump on the betas. The performance is soooo much better with 9.3 than 9.2.1.

It's like night and day.

Especially on the iPhone 5s and 6 Plus.
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59 months ago
I was hoping they'd announce a few more features for the News app to be honest. I hate that there's no 'end' to the news stream. I used to love using Zite cause you'd eventually run out of stories and you felt like you'd seen everything and you'd return later. But Apple News just gives you endless lists of articles and you have to actively decide to abandon it.
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59 months ago

Software update on iPhone says I'm up to date at 9.2.1 but iTunes says update available - 9.2.1

Odd.

I had the same issue - though, I plugged my iPhone into my Macbook last night and record the message then. Not a new thing. I just checked again - same. Letting it re-download and install or do whatever so I can update to 9.3 without hangup.
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59 months ago
Only part of the announcement i was looking forward to was 9.3.
The rest was very underwhelming
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