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Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.3

Apple has released the third beta of iOS 12.3 today. The new beta, build 16F5139e for those keeping score at home, has been released to registered developers as part of the developer program. Those who are registered I the public Apple Beta Program will have a little longer to wait. At the time of this post, it had not been released to the public beta testers yet. That should happen later today or at some point this week.

This new beta comes two weeks after the previous beta build and generally focuses on bug fixes and other improvements. But also brings the new Apple TV user experience. That new experience, which is also in the Apple TV device beta, brings a new “for you” section that makes it easier to find new content you may want to watch. It also brings integrations with multiple network providers in the new Channels section. There you can access CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, and Comedy Central Now without having to open those other apps. It is here that subscriptions to services will also be available when iOS 12.3 is released to the public.

Apple TV in iOS 12.3
Apple TV in iOS 12.3

While there is no confirmed release date of iOS 12.3, it likely will be in May. That is based on Apple’s own comments at the “It’s Show Time” event where the new Apple TV interface was introduced. That interface, which is also part of the tvOS beta, was pegged to launch next month at the event.

As always, both AverageAppleGuy.com and Apple do not recommend installing beta versions of Operating Systems on your primary or daily use devices in case you happen across a crippling bug.

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