It’s new-beta day for Apple devs: iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2, and more

Apple’s still working away at preparing iOS 9.2.1 for a formal release, after getting its first beta out a little under a month ago, but a company as large as Apple doesn’t just have one build in the pipeline: as we wait for 9.2.1, today Apple’s getting started on iOS 9.3, seeing the first beta to devs along with betas of El Capitan 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, and watchOS 2.2.

What’s new? Well there are a bunch of app updates, including improved Apple Watch support in Health, Touch ID authentication for Notes, and algorithmic and video improvements to News.

We also see the debut of a new night mode called Night Shift that changes the visual output system-wide to dial down blue shades, hopefully helping to avoid interruption to your body’s circadian rhythms – just like the new Fire OS from Amazon.

Apple’s tablet lineup gets some enhancements for educational users, including multi-user support for sharing iPads among students, and improved management and Apple ID-creation tools.

The Apple TV gains the ability to create folders, appears to work with MapKit, and picks up support for Bluetooth keyboards.

Apple Watch users get an interesting new feature with the latest watchOS, and when paired with an iPhone also running this newest beta, Apple now supports pairing multiple smartwatches to one phone. That may be of limited use to most of us, but it’s still nice to see Apple fleshing-out its smartwatch support.

Theses are just the features to come to light so far, and you should expect to hear about even more changes in the days and weeks to come.

Source: 9to5 Mac 1,2,3

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