Apple issues sixth watchOS 4.3 beta to developers for review

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Following Apple's iOS 11.3 beta release on Friday, the company issued a sixth version of watchOS 4.3 beta to developers for testing with minor improvements and bug fixes.

The latest watchOS beta, build 15T5212a, appears to deliver only minor improvements to Apple's wearable firmware.

When it sees release, watchOS 4.3 will deliver a handful of convenience functions and aesthetic user interface changes to Apple Watch owners. A new portrait Nightstand mode is now included for users who charge their device on a vertical stand, while refreshed system graphics like a battery charging animation are also incorporated.

For those who listen to music on their Watch, the forthcoming update reinstates the ability to browse through a connected iPhone's catalog, a feature removed with watchOS 4 last September.

The latest watchOS beta follows the release of a fifth version that went out on Monday and December's watchOS 4.2, the latter of which delivered Apple Pay Cash integration to the wearable.

Developers can download watchOS 4.3 beta 5 through Apple's developer portal.