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iOS 9.3 Beta 7 Now Out With Final Touches Ahead Of Apple's Big March 21 Event

16 March 2016, 4:45 am EDT By Alexandra Burlacu Tech Times
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Apple's latest iOS 9.3 beta 7 is now available for developers and public beta testers, likely arriving as the last beta before the final release.

After publicly releasing iOS 9.2 more than three months ago, Apple started testing the new iOS 9.3 back in January. Now arriving as the seventh beta, the latest version of iOS 9.3 should iron out the final kinks before it's ready to debut.

Arriving one week after the sixth beta started seeding, the new iOS 9.3 beta 7 is now rolling out over-the-air (OTA) for eligible testers. Developers can also download the latest beta via the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center.

The upcoming iOS 9.3 will come as a major update aiming to improve iOS 9, adding a number of neat new features. The iOS Night Shift mode, for instance, is designed to reduce the amount of blue light iPhone and iPad users are exposed to during nighttime.

Other neat iOS 9.3 features include CarPlay updates, health apps, multi-user login and other improvements to the iPad for Education Program, Apple News enhancements and more.

One of the most appreciated improvements, however, rolled out with the fifth beta, which repaired what the original iOS 9.3 beta had messed up. More specifically, when the original beta launched back in January, it severely limited the capabilities of the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro. Apple took its time fixing that issue, but finally did so with the fifth beta.

Other tweaks and improvements hit the beta scene since then, and the iOS 9.3 beta 7 is now expected to be the last beta release. Apple has a big event scheduled for March 21, when it should take the wraps off its much-rumored iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

The company could introduce iOS 9.3 at the same event later this month, then release the new iOS update to the public sometime this spring.

Apple has yet to confirm whether it will indeed unveil iOS 9.3 in all its glory on March 21, but we'll find out soon enough. The event is less than a week away, and we'll keep you posted on any and all Apple announcements. Stay tuned for more information as soon as it becomes available.

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