iOS 9 beta 3 is up, here's what's new

After the official sneak peek of iOS 9 that Apple gave us last month, the developer preview of the upcoming version of the platform got quickly seeded to developers. It was the first, yet totally not the only developer preview that had been slated for this summer. 

Actually, it was yesterday when the third beta of iOS 9 got pushed to those users with developer accounts, and just as one might expect, it came with a handful of improvements and new features. All of the following will most certainly make an appearance in the final release of iOS 9 this fall. 

What's new in iOS 9 beta 3

One of the highlights of iOS 9 beta 3 (build number 13A4293f) is the arrival of the Apple News app. Just like iOS 9, it's in beta as well. This app features editor-curated and hand-picked news stories in a handful of different categories; as a refresher, the approach with Apple Music's Beats 1 playlist radio is similar.

Apart from Apple News, iOS 9 beta 3 also comes with improved Photos app - it now has dedicated folders for your screenshots and selfies, which can potentially reduce the clutter in the gallery by a fair margin. In addition, it also marks the apogee of the venerable "selfie".

The new beta preview also introduces several new icons in the built-in Mail app, as well as a revamped Calendar icon that will pop up if you search for said app in Spotlight Search. On the iPad, the icon layout in folders now supports 4 x 4-icon layouts, up from 3 x 3 ones.

Apple Music has also scored the ability to stream high-quality music over cellular data, which is currently available only on a Wi-Fi connection. Speaking of music and sounds, it seems that Siri will no longer make that iconic sound alert when you start it in silent mode, which is a pretty nifty change. This won't be the last beta of iOS 9 - Apple will release a public one sometime in July.

source: 9To5Mac, (2)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Some welcomed additions.

2. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013


4. gaming64 unregistered

Welcomed indeed.

5. waddup121 unregistered

New additions, nice.

3. gaming64 unregistered

I miss Siri's old look. Can't believe it looks to Cortana-ish

6. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

That's great and all, but I wish they would add Touch ID support for the photos app and messages. I mean, Apple always speak about security and all, well it's time to show what they can do!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that would rock.

8. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 681; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It works for my mobile Banking App already.

9. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

It definitley rock

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