Apple Seeds iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 Release Candidates to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming one week after the launch of the second betas and over a month after the launch of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2.

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iOS and iPadOS 15.3 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad.

There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 betas, suggesting that it likely focuses on under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes. The release notes for the update state that iOS 15.3 includes "bug fixes and security updates for your ‌iPhone‌" with the software recommended for all users.

There are a few features that Apple has yet to implement, such as Universal Control and support for IDs in the Wallet app. ‌Universal Control‌ will let multiple Macs and iPads be controlled with the same keyboard and mouse, and Apple recently said that the feature will come out in the spring. There were no signs of ‌Universal Control‌ in the betas, so it looks like it will instead come in iPadOS 15.4.

Digital IDs in the Wallet app has been in the works since Apple introduced the feature at WWDC in June. Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are expected to be the first states to implement digital ID support, and Florida is also in talks to support the feature.

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Top Rated Comments

jakeowens Avatar
18 weeks ago

You would think a “major” update would have more than bug fixes…
True, but considering there are still so many bugs in the OS it's actually nice to see them take one of these "major" updates and focus just on ironing them out a bit.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Amazing Iceman Avatar
18 weeks ago

Looks like we are getting close. Hopefully, before the month of January is over? The build number is 19D49.
Monday or Tuesday :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iscorpio Avatar
18 weeks ago

Hopefully fixes that horrible Safari data leak bug
Fixed!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swrobel Avatar
18 weeks ago
Hopefully fixes that horrible Safari data leak bug
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nintendoswitch Avatar
18 weeks ago
You would think a “major” update would have more than bug fixes…
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
18 weeks ago
Hopefully this comes out before the end of the month. I'm surprised this is considered a 15.X update since there appears to be no new features.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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