Another look at iOS 16.3 Release Candidate

Apple released iOS 16.3 Release Candidate for developers this week, they also released iPadOS 16.3 Release Candidate, watchOS 9.3 Release Candidate, macOS Ventura 13 Release Candidate and tvOS 9.3 Release Candidate

Assuming there are now issues found in this RC build, these should be the final builds that Apple releases for everyone.

Earlier we saw a video of the new iOS 16.3 Release Candidate and now we have another one, this one is from Brandon Butch and he gives us another look at the software.

This update brings some new features to the iPhone, you can see what’s included in Apple’s official release notes below.

This update includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

– New Unity wallpaper pays tribute to black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month.
– Apple ID Security Keys allow users to strengthen their account security by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process on new devices.
– Support for HomePod (2nd generation)
– SOS emergency calls now require holding the side button with the volume up or down button and then releasing it to avoid inadvertent emergency calls
– Fixes an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger might not appear on shared boards
– Fixes an issue where the wallpaper may appear black on the lock screen
– Fixes an issue where horizontal lines may appear temporarily when activating the iPhone 14 Pro Max
– Fixes an issue where the home lock screen widget does not accurately display the status of the home app
– Fixes an issue where Siri may not respond correctly to music requests
– Resolves issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be understood correctly

We expect Apple to release iOS 16.3 sometime next week, along with iPadOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, tvOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2.

Image Source and Credit: Brandon Butch

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