With the paint barely dry on iOS 14.2, which came out earlier this week, Apple is already ramping up for the next major point release, having just seeded iOS 14.3 to developers, signaling what could once again be one of the most rapid iOS update cycles ever, possibly even beating last year’s race to iOS 13.3, which landed before Christmas.
While this new iOS 14.3 beta may be running slightly behind schedule compared to last year’s first iOS 13.3 beta, which landed during the first week of November, it’s also worth keeping in mind that iOS 13 had a much more beleaguered release cycle, with iOS 13.1 going into beta in late August, two weeks before Apple even released iOS 13.0 to the public.
By contrast, iOS 14 has been remarkably stable, with point releases focused far more on adding new features — and supporting new iPhones — than having to deal with addressing bugs from prior versions. As a result, we’ve already seen some interesting new features drop, and iOS 14.3 looks like it won’t be any exception in this regard. Read on for 8 exciting new features in the first iOS 14.3 beta.