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Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta for iOS 9.3.3 to both developers and public testers. The beta can be installed via the over-the-air update mechanism in iOS, or it can be downloaded from either Apple’s dev center or the Beta Software Program website.

The update comes two weeks after the second iOS 9.3.3 beta was released, and it’s mostly bug fixes. Apple is obviously trying to iron out a few remaining bugs in iOS 9.3 so it can turn its attention to iOS 10, which arrived in beta form last week during WWDC.

In addition to iOS, Apple also seeded new betas for tvOS and OS X on Tuesday. The betas are available to registered developers and testers, and can be installed via OTA in tvOS for those with the latest beta profile, and then the Update tab in the Mac App Store.

OS X 10.11.6 and tvOS 9.2.2 are also minor updates, featuring mostly bug fixes and improvements. Again it seems like Apple is just looking to tighten things up as it moves on to the next versions. macOS Sierra and tvOS 10 debuted last week, and will launch this fall.

  • Kenneth Delgado

    Does anybody care at this point? Lol.

    • Wraith

      I do, they need to fix airdrop issue on El Captian.

      • Troy

        Is that an iOS issue?

      • Wraith

        Yes theres a software issue with airdrop in El capitan in which you can’t airdrop files because you can’t see the devices you are sending, both ways receiving and sending.

  • pnh

    For the record, I am not a developer but I am running iOS 10 beta 1 and WatchOS 3 on my everyday devices. These are surprisingly stable and have not caused any problems whatsoever. The watch goes through battery about 2% per hour more than it used to but part of that is probably mostly me playing with the new features. Don’t waste your time on the 9.3.3 beta when you can have iOS 10 today.

    • Martin 

      I’m also using iOS 10 on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s Plus and WatchOS 3 on AW
      I’m non developer and I think, WatchOS 3 is more stable than 2.2 🙂 but iOS have following bugs

      – orientation doesn’t work correctly on both iPad and iPhone
      – iPhone sometimes resprings (3-4 times a day)
      – not all apps are working (especially banking apps)
      – Airplay is always mirroring without option to do regular streaming
      – sometimes iPad and iPhone freezes without a reason. Only locking and unlocking devices helps.
      – new massages app is far from perfect – my wife also run beta 10 on iPhone 6s and new messages are not always working

      Tomorrow I’m getting back to iOS 9 because it is still to early to use it comfy

      • pnh

        3 days- 0 resprings . One app crash- ironically it was Apple’s Activity app when I tried to look at a workout I did. Only major bug I found was in Mail app trying to mark all as read.