It looks like some iOS users who signed up for the iOS 8.3 Beta program should start seeing emails in their inboxes with an invite to install iOS 8.3. I just received one myself and am in the process of downloading now to see what’s different, if anything. This is the first time Apple has offered iOS to the general public as a beta. Usually Apple does most all its testing in house and doesn’t release anything until production, so this should be interesting. Here’s what Apple has to say about the iOS 8.3 Beta program.
Thank you for participating in the OS X Beta Program. For the first time ever, we are broadening the program to include the all-new iOS Beta. The feedback you have provided on the OS X Yosemite Beta continues to help us shape OS X, and we would like to offer you an invitation to the iOS 8.3 Beta.
The iOS 8.3 Beta is available for download from the new Apple Beta Software Program website. Try it out and submit your feedback. You can use the iOS 8.3 Beta while continuing to use the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta. And with the all-new Photos app for Mac and iCloud Photo Library, you can now access your entire library on all your devices.
The iOS 8.3 Beta includes improved performance, increased stability, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. This release also provides additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), and Turkish (Turkey).
Before you install the iOS Beta, please be sure to back up your device using the instructions provided. This is beta software that is still in development, which means some applications and services may not work as expected.
Have you received your invite to the iOS 8.3 Beta program yet? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.