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):
- iPad Air 2 (Model A1566)
- iPad Air 2 (Model A1567)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1599)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1600)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1601)
- iPad Air (Model A1474)
- iPad Air (Model A1475)
- iPad Air (Model A1476)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1489)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1490)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1491)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)
- iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)
- iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)
- iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.