Apple issues first iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, tvOS 14.3 betas to developers [u]

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Apple on Thursday issued the first beta versions of iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2 and tvOS 14.3 to developers for testing.

The updates arrive on week after iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2 were pushed out to users, delivering new features including additional emoji selections and a Shazam toggle in Control Center.

With iOS 14.3, Apple introduces a number of new features including the ProRAW image format for iPhone 12 Pro. ProRAW, announced during Apple's iPhone 12 event in October, enables photographers enhanced post-processing flexibility by combining RAW with iPhone's computational photography features.

The update also includes PS5 controller support, third-party app suggestions during user onboarding and hints to future products like "AirPods Studio" and "AirTags" tracking device setup.

Today's builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center, while public beta versions are expected to arrive via the Apple Beta Software Program website in the coming days. Developers who have installed past iOS 14 betas can conduct an over-the-air update.

Update, 5:35 p.m. Eastern: Apple has pulled the initial beta releases after facing cascading server issues related to the launch of macOS Big Sur.

Update, 7:10 p.m. Eastern: The betas appear to once again be available for download by developers.

Updated with information regarding contents of iOS 14.3.

 
 

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