In case you missed it, Apple has released the latest builds of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 (both called beta 4) to public beta testers. Changes made to the software upgrades are listed below in their respected categories.
iOS 9.3 is bringing a ton of new features to both the iPhone and iPad. Here’s a rundown of what’s new so far:
- Night Shift mode to adjust colors based on time of day and location of device
- Password protecting (with Touch ID support) notes in the Notes app
- Ability to jump to corresponding apps from Apple Pay and passes in Wallet app
- iPhone Landscape support + more personalization in the News app
- New 3D Touch shortcuts from Home screen for Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, iTunes Store
- Siri Support for Hebrew, Finish, and Malay (not available yet on the Apple Watch)
- Feedback app (in the beta only)
- Choose to Duplicate a Live Photo as a Still Photo when exporting from Photos app
- Taptic Feedback when accessing multitasking via 3D Touch
- Activity app data in the Health app
- New Workout data section in the Apple Watch Activity app
- iOS Education upgrades
- Enhanced Apple Music support in CarPlay
- iCloud for iBooks now syncs PDFs and more
- New ‘Duplicate’ action in Photos
- Verizon Wi-Fi Calling
- Fixed Control Center icons in landscape
- Apple News settings in Sweden, possibly other countries (although no app)
So what’s new? Here’s a list of the new stuff in the fourth build of iOS 9.3 (source: 9to5Mac):
- Second icon change for Control Center’s Night Shift toggle
- New star icons next to track numbers in Music (appears to be next to singles/popular tracks but unclear)
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 betas have so far unveiled features such as Live Photos in Messages, pass-word/code protected notes in the Notes app, and fixes specifically targeted towards iBooks, Messages, Notes, and Photos.
We expect Apple to release the new iOS and OS X updates after their March 15th event which is set to be the scene of the unveiling of the iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch bands.
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