Two weeks following the first beta
, Apple has released iOS 8.3 beta 2 to developers for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As we reported upon the first beta
, the upcoming release includes a Wireless CarPlay feature, a new Emoji picker, improved login for Google services, an updated voice for Siri
, and support for Apple Pay in China. iOS 8.3 is coming later this year, and sources say that Apple will release a public beta
of iOS 8.3 alongside the third beta in mid-March. Apple is also working on iOS 8.4
with a new streaming music service
and iOS 9.0 with bug fixes
and performance enhancements as a tentpole feature. iOS 8.2, which currently stands at beta 5, will be released in March
. There won’t be additional developer betas, sources say. Apple today also released a second beta of OS X 10.10.3
with the new Photos app. We’ll keep updating this post as new features are found in the latest beta. Apple has also released a new beta OS for the Apple TV.
iPad Air 2
– New Apple TV beta as well, no new features yet apparent
– Verizon LTE Voice is not supported on this 8.3 beta
– “The dialog that appears when connecting an iPhone to a CarPlay-compatible car is not functional,” according to the release notes.
– iOS 8.3 beta 2 has more diverse Emojis and flags: