After just two betas, Apple has decided to release Release Candidate versions of iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4, and tvOS 15.3. This means that public updates can be released as early as next week.
Developers can download iOS 15.3 RC over the air via the Settings app. The build number of the iOS 15.3 RC update is 19D49.
Here are all the updates that Apple released today:
- iPadOS 15.3 beta RC (19D49)
- watchOS 8.4 beta RC (19S546)
- tvOS 15.3 beta RC (19K545)
- macOS Big Sur 11.6.3 RC (20G413)
The postscript to the iOS 15.3 update says that it contains bug fixes and security updates, and is also recommended for all users to install.
iOS version 15.3 does not contain any changes or improvements. The Universal Control feature is still not available, says IT-Here.
WatchOS 8.4, released today, fixes a bug that could prevent some Apple Watch chargers from working. The problem occurred with third-party chargers and Apple Watch Series 7, notes NIXSolutions.
Most of the complaints have been about cheap third-party chargers from Amazon, but some have had issues with expensive brands like Belkin as well. In rare cases, there were even problems with the charger from Apple.
According to the postscript to the watchOS 8.4 update, it solves exactly this problem.
Apple released HomePod Software 15.3 RC today, which adds support for multiple users in India and Italy.