Apple is often unpredictable in beta versions, especially in public beta versions. Developers get their updates first, 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 the public Beta 2 for iOS 13.3. This update can now be downloaded and installed.
Apple has released public Beta 2 for 13.3 at 16:00. EST (1:00 pm PST), three hours after the release of 13.3 Developer Beta 2. Due to this delay, we know a lot about what public beta 2 has to offer. The answer? Not very much. Unfortunately, 13.3 Beta 2 seems to be primarily a stability update, with virtually no new publicly available features or changes. In general, however, a new 1
In contrast to this version, the first beta version for 13.3 brought a handful of extras to the beta test table, eg. For example, the new "Communication Restrictions" feature allows users to easily block notifications from contacts in specific time periods. Also new was an option to disable Memoji labels in messages and "Show Album" changed to "Show Album" in Apple Music, with a new icon replacing the original arrow. The Watch logo was changed to a gray instead of a black crown, and Apple added an updated AirPods Pro icon in Find My. We've also noticed that the News app has thumbs up and thumbs down buttons and page switching options.
Apple's release notes this time are about as good as the update itself. Apple mentions new networking and safari features, the former of which are really for developers only. See the following release notes for more information:
Release Notes for iOS and iPadOS 13.3 Beta 2
Update your apps to take advantage of new features and test your apps based on API changes.
The SDK for iOS and iPadOS 13.3 supports the development of apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS and iPadOS 13.3. The SDK ships with Xcode 11.2, available from the Mac App Store. For Xcode 11.2 compatibility requirements, see the Xcode 11.2 Release Notes.
Network – New Features
- Certain top-level domains (TLDs) such as .dev and .app are now in the Foundation URLSession and preload list of NSURLConnection HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). An app that uses URLSession to call a matching URL always navigates to the URL as https: // and never as plain-text http: //. For more information about HSTS, see the HSTS specification (HTTP Strict Transport Security). (56247242)
Safari – New Features
- Now supports NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compatible security keys in Safari, SFSafariViewController, and ASWebAuthenticationSession using the WebAuthn standard on devices with the required hardware capabilities.
Download and install the public Beta 2 for iOS 13.3. Log in to the Apple beta site, download and install the configuration profile. Then update it wirelessly. If you already have the profile, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to start installing the latest beta build, or wait for it to automatically install when Automatic Updates is enabled.
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