Apple releases iOS 6 beta 3 to developers
Apple has just released iOS 6 beta 3 to registered developers. It's available now over the air (OTA) via Settings, General, Software Update, or can be downloaded from Apple's developer portal.
It was 3 weeks from beta 2 to beta 3, a week longer than it was between beta 1 and beta 2, and a week longer than Apple's typical -- but not consistent -- 2 week beta cycle. No word yet on what, if anything, has changed between iOS 6 beta 2 and iOS 6 beta 3, and since pre-prelase Apple software is subject to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) we won't be hearing anything official from Apple.
iOS 6, with over 200 new features for users, and a plethora of new API for developers, is expected to be released alongside the iPhone 5 and perhaps iPad mini this fall.
For more on iOS 6, check out:
- iOS 6: Everything you need to know
- How to install iOS 6 with iTunes
- How to update iOS 6 over-the-air
- On iOS 6 bugs and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)
- How iOS 6 compares to Android 4.1, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8
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