Apple has reportedly started inviting users to test their upcoming iOS update for the very first time.
The company launched a page online where can sign up to try the new iOS 8.3 before it is released later this year. Users will need to install a package file onto their iPhone which will firstly, clear the device for beta software.
According to a report by The Verge, the iPhone maker gained valuable feedback when it ran a public beta of OS X on the desktop. It now aims to extend this program to cover iOS as well. The current version – iOS 8.2 was released after the Apple Watch event last week and also added support for the company’s latest wearable.
Apart from bug fixes, the new iOS 8.3 version will include new emojis, wireless CarPlay and easier logins for Google users. As this is a beta version, users are likely run into some glitches and bugs that will not be present in the final version when it is released. An earlier report had said that the public beta program for iOS will be limited to 100,000 people to maintain a higher level of exclusivity.
On the other hand, the upcoming iOS 9 is rumoured to focus on stability, optimisations and not just feature additions. iOS 9 will be first shown during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June (WWDC) and released in September for the public after the new iPhones are unveiled.