Apple is often unpredictable when it comes to beta releases, especially with public beta & # 39; s. Developers first receive their updates, then public testers have to wait and see if Apple will do the same for us. Sometimes the iPhone OEM lets us wait until the next day, but not with iOS 13.3 public beta 2. This update is now available for download and installation.
Apple sowed 13.3 public beta 2 at 4 p.m. EST (13:00 PST), three hours after the release of 13.3 developer beta 2. Because of this delay, we know a lot about what public beta 2 has in store. The answer? Not so much. Unfortunately, 13.3 beta 2 appears to be a stability update, with virtually no new public functions or changes.
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Apple's release notes are about as barebones this time as the update itself. Apple mentions new networking and Safari features, both of which apply to developers. You can see it for yourself in the release notes below:
iOS & iPadOS 13.3 Beta 2 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 Foundation URLSession and NSURLConnection HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) precharge list. 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)
Safari – new functions
- Now supports NFC, USB and Lightning FIDO2-compatible security keys in Safari, SFSafariViewController and ASWebAuthenticationSession using the WebAuthn standard, on devices with the necessary hardware capabilities.
To download and install iOS 13.3 public beta 2, sign up via the Apple beta site, download and install the configuration profile and then update wirelessly. If you already have the profile, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to start the installation of the latest beta build, or you can wait for it to be installed automatically if "Automatic Updates" is enabled.
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