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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 9.3.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.3 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after the public release of iOS 9.3.2, a minor bug fix update.

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The first iOS 9.3.3 beta, build 13G12, can be downloaded immediately from the Apple Developer Center.

We don't yet know what changes iOS 9.3.3 will bring to iOS 9, but as a minor 9.x.x update, it's unlikely to introduce any major tweaks. There is no iOS 9.3.3 update available for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, suggesting the new beta does not fix an issue that bricked some 9.7-inch iPad Pro devices. Apple has also pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and has not re-released it.

The previous update, iOS 9.3.2, introduced support for using Night Shift and Low Power mode simultaneously and fixed a Bluetooth bug that caused iPhone SE devices to experience poor audio when connected to a Bluetooth device.

We will update this post with any changes that are found in the new beta.



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23 months ago
What MacRumors should say is "We don't know yet what devices iOS 9.3.3 will brick."
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
Remember when Apple didn't need to release multiple betas for every single minor release and they still had far more stable software with less bugs than they do now? Those were the days
Rating: 13 Votes
23 months ago

how much does the beta tester get paid to take those risks?

do you get your iPad for free from Apple?


Developers get the opportunity to test pre-release iOS software (on non-primary iOS device dedicated to testing) with their apps to ensure full compatibility when the update is released to customers.

Developers wouldn't want their apps to be buggy every time a new update came out. This is a service to developers. No one is under any obligation to use it.
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago
Let's vote what will this update break up next.

A) iPad Pro 12.9"
B) Apple Pencil support
C) iPhone SE
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago
I don't understand all the complaining about more frequent updates and betas. I remember a few years back when they'd release iOS 5 or 6 and then do like iOS 5.1 or 2 and that was it. I remember when it was celebrated that Apple added public betas and now people are complaining about the frequency of an OPT-IN beta? Strange bunch sometimes...
Rating: 7 Votes
23 months ago

Remember when Apple didn't need to release multiple betas for every single minor release and they still had far more stable software with less bugs than they do now? Those were the days

Nope. My devices are much more stable than they were during the Jobs era.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago
People used to get excited about updates, now they are afraid of them. I used to get a sense of "delight" when using Apple products, but now I only sense relief when they work. I still like them better than other companies' products, but that's not saying much anymore.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 months ago

Remember when Apple didn't need to release multiple betas for every single minor release and they still had far more stable software with less bugs than they do now? Those were the days


Ive expressed this before: In the last 5 years software development has transitioned away from XP / Waterfall into an improved method called Agile. One of the fundamentals of agile is focusing on continuous integration. This means there are more frequent but smaller releases. This allows engineers to fix bugs and add features faster. Its development by refinement.

Additionally, this new process allows bugs to be discovered sooner. Imagine a product being developed for 12-18mo and released with flaws not discovered in engineering. Shaw we wait another 12-18 months for a resolution?

OLD

Features -> Release -> Bug -> Hotfix -> Features -> Release

NEW

Feature -> Release -> Bug -> Hotfix -> Release
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago
Hopefully this won't brick my iPad Pro 9.7.
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago
Ugh just give us iOS 10 already
Rating: 4 Votes

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