Apple seeds iOS 8.3 beta 4 to developers, second beta to public testers

ios 8.3 beta 4

Apple has seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, close to two weeks after seeding the third iOS 8.3 beta and roughly a month and a half after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta.

The new build of iOS 8.3 carries the build number 12F5061, and is available to download over-the-air or from Apple’s iOS Developer Center. Apple also released Xcode 6.3 beta 4 with Swift 1.2 and an update for the Apple TV beta.

The new iOS 8.3 beta on Tuesday is the second beta for Apple’s new public AppleSeed program.

The first and second iOS 8.3 betas brought users the Apple Watch app, improvements to Messages, wireless CarPlay support, new emojis, support for Google 2-step verification, and the beginnings to bring Apple Pay to China. It’s suspected the new beta on Tuesday continues updating these new features.

Here’s what’s new (updating…):

  • Apple has removed the beta label from iCloud Photo Library. It was previously removed, and then brought back.
  • Wireless CarPlay support removed.
  • Message filtering now says unknown senders instead of filtered.
  • Passbook is now divided into associated Apple Pay cards (top) and passes (bottom).
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Apple hasn’t detailed when iOS 8.3 will be released to the public, however it’s expected to do so around the launch of the Apple Watch on April 24 so the iPhone gains support for the new wearable.

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