Two weeks after the release of the second beta of iOS 9 and a week after the launch day of Apple Music, Apple has released iOS 9 beta 3 to developers. The update is available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users via Apple’s developer portal on the web and via an OTA rollout. The beta carries the build number 13A4293g.
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iOS 9 will be released in the fall, although a public beta will be available later this month. The update includes a variety of under-the-hood fixes, as well as new features like Proactive search, Transit in Apple Maps, and a new Notes application. The update also includes new features for the iPad that further hint at the launch of a larger-screened iPad Pro.
Eddy Cue announced on Twitter that iOS 9 users would need a new seed of the beta to access Apple Music and beta 3 does in fact activate the service for users. Two weeks ago, beta 2 brought about minor interface tweaks and refreshes, as well as minor feature enhancements. iOS 9 beta 2 carried some support for Apple Music, but it was partial and only accessible via Siri.
Last month, we broke down some of the features in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan and noted some improvements Apple could make to the functionality of the features before launch later this year.
– Apple Music is now available
– Apple News is now included, hands-on gallery here
– New icons when swiping left or right on a message in Mail
– Siri no longer makes her classic “ding” sound when activated
– New folders in Photos for selfies and screenshots
– Folders on the iPad are 4×4 (Thanks Jeffery!)
– New Calendar icon appears in search (Thanks, Parth!)