Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 7 to developers and public beta testers

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I thought beta 6 was going to be the last beta version before Apple released iOS 9.3 to the public, but I was mistaken. Apple has seeded the seventh beta for iOS 9.3 to developers and public beta testers.

Apple seeded the sixth beta just one week ago, and the first beta was released on January 11. iOS 9.3 is a sizable update for Apple’s mobile operating system, including several new features.

One of the primary new features is Night Shift mode, which also includes a toggle within Control Center. Night Shift makes use of the iOS device’s clock and geolocation to automatically shift the colors in the display to warmer end of the spectrum to reduce exposure to bright blue light in the event, to make it easier on your eyes.

iOS 9.3 also includes the ability to password and Touch ID protect Notes, revamped News app, new 3D Touch Quick Actions for stock apps like Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store, ability to duplicate the Live Photo as a still image, improvements to the Health app, Apple Music support in CarPlay and new Classroom app, which includes the ability to manage multiple Apple ID logins for iOS devices, allowing multiple students to utilize the same device with individualized profiles. iOS 9.3 also brings Wi-Fi Calling support to Verizon Wireless subscribers.

You can check out what’s new in iOS 9.3 for more details about the list of new features and improvements coming in iOS 9.3 or watch the video below.

iOS 9.3 beta 6 is available now through the Apple Developer Center. It is also available as an over-the-air (OTA) update on devices that are running a previous beta.

It’s not clear what’s new in iOS 9.3 beta 7 just yet. However, if any forward-facing features for users are discovered, we’ll update this post accordingly.

This is likely to be the last beta version of iOS 9.3. Apple has released an insane number of betas for iOS 9.3, which is not such a major update. To get some perspective, Apple released six beta versions for iOS 9, which was a significant software update with more than 100 new features and improvements.

We expect Apple to release iOS 9.3 to the public just after the March 21 event, where we expect Apple to showcase the new features along with the launch of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 4-inch iPhone SE and new Apple Watch bands. We also expect Apple to release tvOS 9.2, watchOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.4.

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