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Third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 now available [u]

macOS Big Sur 11.3 public beta 3 now available

Apple has made the third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, and iPadOS 14.5 available for download.

Those who wish to participate can download the latest betas and configuration profiles from the Apple Beta Software Program. Subsequent changes for existing participants are available as over-the-air updates on enrolled devices.

The third developer betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 contained a new tab in the Find My app for "items." This tab will be used for third-party tracking devices that use Apple's system and eventually will be populated by "AirTags."

Code strings discovered in the third developer beta of macOS 11.3 suggest that Rosetta 2 may be removed in some regions. It is not clear if this is a requirement by law or other issue.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly advise users don't install betas on highly-important or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. Instead, it is recommended to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data beforehand.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

Update: Apple has also released a third version of the tvOS 14.5 beta to public testers.