It’s time foriOS 13 beta 3— at least testers for developer build. In addition to new seeds of watchOS 6, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple released the third developer beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The public beta builds of Apple should follow at a later date after some time after the latest beta developer has been tested.
Apple’s new software version will not be complete until the fall, however, so when running the iOS 13 beta on primary devices, testers should still expect performance and stability issues. Some early betas tend to have a mixture of new corrections and new bugs. Last year, iOS 12 had 10 beta developers, so the third beta developer for iOS 13 is still early.
Using Apple’s public beta program, iOS 13 is currently available for free testing. Last week, Apple released iOS 13 public beta 1 matching the beta 2 build developer released a week earlier. This implies that iOS 13 public beta 2 might match iOS 13 developer beta 3 and debut in a week (if not earlier).
Developer beta 2 included support for over-the-air updating of devices without Catalina or iTunes macOS.
Stay tuned as we dig in and unpack new user-facing changes as well as under-the-hood updates for our hands-on coverage with iOS 13 beta 3 and all the other betas!