Just a few hours ago, Apple took everyone by surprise and released iOS 8.3 beta 1 to registered developers of the iOS Developer Program. This is one of the few times where there are two betas for separate iOS versions simultaneously available.
Here’s what’s new in iOS 8.3 beta:
- New UI for Emoji keyboard, with some new icons. The list is no longer paginated, making it easier to navigate through the large emoji library.
- Google Two Factor authentication support: Google users who have 2-factor authentication (2FA) enabled can now use the standard 2FA flow, rather than generating an app specific password for signing in.
- Wireless CarPlay: iOS 8.3 beta brings support for wireless CarPlay, which lets users connect their devices wirelessly to supported CarPlay systems in their car. In previous versions, users had to use the USB Lightning cable to connect.
Apple is also simultaneously testing iOS 8.2 with WatchKit, whose latest beta was released earlier this month. The company of course is also working on the next major update to iOS, iOS 9, which unlike other releases, would focus on stability and bug fixes.
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