We are finally back in things. The first 26 days after the release of iOS 13.2, which introduced 22 new features and changes to the iOS 13 era, there was no new beta. Then Apple released iOS 13.3 developer beta 1, and now we seem to be back on track, as Apple has just released 13.3 beta 2 to developers.
Apple has posted this second 13.3 beta update at 1:00 PM. EST (10:00 am PST) on Tuesday, November 12. Note that this release is not for everyone, only for registered developers (more on that below). If you are not a developer, you must wait until 13.3 public beta 2 disappears. We strongly suspect that Apple is releasing this beta today at 4:00 p.m. EST (13:00 PST), but the company can postpone the update until 1
Because Apple has just released this update, we do not know exactly what new features and changes there are. Our guess? Not very much. The biggest addition to beta 1 was a patch for the poor RAM management of iOS 13.2, which caused major damage when switching apps.
Still, the first beta brought some pleasure to the table. We saw a new Screen Time feature called "Communication Limits," which makes it easy to block alerts from contacts during the specified time. There was also a new switch to disable Memoji stickers in Messages, and "View Album" is now "View Album" in Apple Music, with a new icon replacing the original arrow. Finally, the Watch logo now has a gray crown instead of a black one, and AirPods Pro has an updated icon in Find My (they used to look like original AirPods).
Apple & # 39; s release notes for 13.3 dev beta 2 should add some extra context for any changes and bugs in the software. If Apple takes the lead with dev beta 1, we don't expect too much here. The first release notes only contain a mention of new network functions, and it would not surprise us if the release notes of dev beta 2 are identical. View the comments of dev beta 1 below while waiting for dev beta 2 & # 39; s:
iOS & iPadOS 13.3 Beta Release Notes
Update your apps to use new features and test your apps against API changes.
The SDK of iOS and iPadOS 13.3 supports the development of apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices with iOS and iPadOS 13.3. The SDK comes with Xcode 11.2, available in the Mac App Store. See Xcode 11.2 Release Notes for information about the compatibility requirements for Xcode 11.2.
Networks – New Functions
• Certain top-level domains (TLD & # 39; s) such as .dev and .app are now in the preloaded list of Foundation URLSession and NSURLConnection HTTP Strict Transport Security ( HSTS). An app that uses URLSession to visit a matching URL always navigates to the URL as https: // and never as cleartext http: //. For more information about HSTS, see the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) specification. (56247242)
To update your iPhone to iOS 13.3 dev beta 2, you must be a registered developer. You can use the recovery image for your iPhone that is available in the developer portal (install with iTunes or Finder) or install the configuration profile and then update it wirelessly. If you have already installed the profile on your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to install the latest beta build, or wait for it to be installed automatically if "Automatic Updates" is enabled.