iOS 9.3 beta 7 release most likely anticipates next week’s public rollout
Seven beta tests. That has to be some sort of record for an iOS point update. Granted, version 9.3 includes an unusually high number of meaningful improvements for everything from News to Health, CarPlay and Notes, as well as customary bug fixes and performance enhancements.
And let’s not forget about Night Shift, the hotly anticipated and somewhat controversial Flux counterpart, which aims to help you get a better night’s sleep. Still, seven pre-release builds rolled out to developers and public beta testers in roughly two months?
That feels a little extreme and overzealous, but better safe than sorry. Besides, this is the operating system the 4-inch iPhone SE will likely run out the box, and Apple can’t afford any system instability.
Speaking of, we’re fairly certain iOS 9.3 shall reach general availability at last on Monday, March 21, when the 5s lookalike becomes official, or worst case scenario, several days later, as the SE starts shipping.
Whatever the case, this beta 7 iteration is almost surely the final one before iOS 9.3 launches for all. Tipping the scales at roughly 66MB, the latest experimental iOS 9.3 makeover is slightly larger than the beta 6 upgrade, but it’s still mostly minor bug repairs and barely noticeable stability improvements. Do with that what you will.