Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad to developers

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Apple has just seeded iOS 8.3 beta 2 (build number:12F5037c) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to registered developers of the iOS developer program.

Apple had released the first beta version of iOS 8.3 on February 9th. Apple has also been seeding iOS 8.2 beta to developers. This is the first time where there are two betas for separate iOS versions simultaneously available.

iOS 8.3 beta 1 revealed that it will include a number of new features and improvements such as new UI for Emoji keyboard with some new icons, Google two-factor authentication support, Wireless CarPlay and more.

iOS 8.3 beta 2 is compatible with the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, iPad (third-generation), iPad (fourth-generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPod touch 5G

Jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 8.3 beta as you will not only end up losing the jailbreak, but you will also won’t be able to jailbreak your device.

Direct download links for iOS 8.3 beta 2 (Note that you need to be a registered developer to download these files):

iPhone:

iPod touch:

It remains to be seen when Apple will release iOS 8.3 to the public, as Apple is expected to release iOS 8.2 only in mid-March, just before the launch of Apple Watch. Apple is also expected to launch a public beta testing program for iOS 8.3.

Let us know if you’ve found any new features or changes in iOS 8.1 beta 2 in the comments or send an email to tips@iphonehacks.com.