Earlier today, Apple seeded the first iOS 8.3 build to developers alongside Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2. Readers have discovered that the new operating system brings a new wireless CarPlay feature to the iPhone. This means that users can now wirelessly connect their iPhone to the car to bring an iOS-like experience the dashboard. Previously, users would have to connect their iPhone to the car via a USB Lightning cable. We first reported in March 2014 that Apple has been working on wireless CarPlay. It’s yet to be seen how long the wireless CarPlay rollout takes and which cars support it in the future. The new update also, like with OS X 10.10.3, brings easier Google login functionality for users with two-factor accounts:
Additionally, also in line with 10.10.3, Apple has brought a new Emoji picker and some new icons to the iPhone and iPad:
As we first reported last year, the iOS 8.3 code indicates that Apple Pay is coming to China via Union Pay. The Health app in 8.3 has also been updated with links to the Mayo Clinic website in some section.
Earlier today we reported on iOS 9, which will focus on stability improvements and under-the-hood enhancements.