ICYMI: iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 Beta 4 Now Out for Public Testers

In case you missed it, Apple has released the latest builds of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 (both called beta 4) to public beta testers. Changes made to the software upgrades are listed below in their respected categories.

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iOS 9.3 is bringing a ton of new features to both the iPhone and iPad. Here’s a rundown of what’s new so far:

  • Night Shift mode to adjust colors based on time of day and location of device
  • Password protecting (with Touch ID support) notes in the Notes app
  • Ability to jump to corresponding apps from Apple Pay and passes in Wallet app
  • iPhone Landscape support + more personalization in the News app
  • New 3D Touch shortcuts from Home screen for Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, iTunes Store
  • Siri Support for Hebrew, Finish, and Malay (not available yet on the Apple Watch)
  • Feedback app (in the beta only)
  • Choose to Duplicate a Live Photo as a Still Photo when exporting from Photos app
  • Taptic Feedback when accessing multitasking via 3D Touch
  • Activity app data in the Health app
  • New Workout data section in the Apple Watch Activity app
  • iOS Education upgrades
  • Enhanced Apple Music support in CarPlay
  • iCloud for iBooks now syncs PDFs and more
  • New ‘Duplicate’ action in Photos
  • Verizon Wi-Fi Calling
  • Fixed Control Center icons in landscape
  • Apple News settings in Sweden, possibly other countries (although no app)

So what’s new? Here’s a list of the new stuff in the fourth build of iOS 9.3 (source: 9to5Mac):

  • Second icon change for Control Center’s Night Shift toggle

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  • New star icons next to track numbers in Music (appears to be next to singles/popular tracks but unclear)
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The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 betas have so far unveiled features such as Live Photos in Messages, pass-word/code protected notes in the Notes app, and fixes specifically targeted towards iBooks, Messages, Notes, and Photos.

We expect Apple to release the new iOS and OS X updates after their March 15th event which is set to be the scene of the unveiling of the iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch bands.

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