iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta 6 Now Available

iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta 6 Now Available
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As of Monday afternoon, both software developers and beta testers of Apple’s forthcoming iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan updates can access the 6th beta of the highly anticipated software. Additionally, the latest version of watchOS 2.2, also in its 6th beta, is now available exclusively for software developers of Apple Watch apps.


The Apple Watch is not part of the company’s public beta program, however all three of the 6th beta versions were released simultaneously Monday — just a week after the 5th beta version of the software originally saw the light of day.

The build number of iOS 9.3 beta 6 is 13E5231a, while watchOS 2.2 beta 6 can be identified by the build number 13V5143a, and finally, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 6 is known by build number 15E61b.

In addition to a number of new features and software enhancements — including a ‘Night Shift’ mode, secure Notes, and several new 3D Touch shortcuts, iOS 9.3 will feature an implementation of new capabilities geared for the education and enterprise sectors. Chiefly among them is a new Classroom app for teachers to digitally interact with their students, in addition to users gaining more control over apps and home screens.

Insofar as OS X El Capitan is pertinent, version 10.11.4 is slated to include a plethora of new features — such as individually encrypted Notes, support for displaying iPhone 6s Live Photos in Messages, and more. Additionally, OS X 10.11.4 patches a bug related to opening Twitter links within Apple’s Safari browser.


Finally, Apple’s watchOS 2.2 — when used in conjunction with iOS 9.3 — will allow users to pair multiple Apple Watches with a single iPhone. It will also bring a newly designed facade to the Glance View feature in the Apple Maps app for Apple Watch.

Since all three software versions are now in their 6th betas, it’s only reasonable to assume that it won’t be too long until general consumers are treated with the latest and greatest updates. Apple’s iOS 9.3, in particular, could touch down sooner than we think — perhaps even at or before an event being held during the week of March 21st, where Apple is widely expected to reveal a new 4-inch ‘iPhone SE,’ in addition to a revamped 9.7-inch ‘iPad Pro’ and an additional assortment of new Apple Watch bands.

However, even if Apple doesn’t bring iOS 9.3 to the table that day, as expected, the company’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner — slated for sometime in the middle of June, 2016. So we should definitely see some, if not all, of these updates by or shortly after that time.

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What feature in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, and watchOS 2.2 are you most looking forward to?

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