Apple publishes next round of beta versions for upcoming big releases. iOS/iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16 now released as beta 3. Corresponding Xcode beta is also published.

Notable changes:

  • iCloud Shared Photo Library is now available;
  • AFib history is now available;
  • Lockdown mode can be enabled;
  • Several Lock Screen enhancements to provide better experience with widgets;
  • Safari will support virtual card numbers for online purchases on participating banks;
  • Also, there is a “clownfish” wallpaper which was used on original iPhone announcement, but never actually shipped with iOS or iPhoneOS.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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Recommendations

Developer:

Try new beta, check compatibility issues. Try new Lockdown mode. Check if app behaves correctly with Shared Photo Library.

QA engineer:

Try new beta version, check for regressions.

PM/DM:

Business as usual.

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