iOS 8 beta 3 released for developers

Apple's third iOS 8 beta has been released for developers, following the first on June 2nd and the second two weeks later.

The beta brings with it various much-needed bug fixes as well as some new content.

This includes a new beta version of Find My iPhone, an iOS 8 version of Find My Friends, a new Apple TV beta and Swift updates as demonstrated at WWDC.

Users can also enjoy new options for iCloud Drive, Handoff and QuickType and tweaks to the appearance of the weather app.

Developers with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device will be able to get the beta immediately, installed as an over the air update, and downloads are now available from the Apple Developer Portal.

The update will provide a solution to various bugs from other iOS 8 beta updates, though it will undoubtedly be marred by problems until the final version is released to the wider public.

Eager Apple enthusiasts can also get the beta update, though it is only free to developers.

iOS 8 is expected to reach the public in Autumn 2014, after several beta iterations, and will most likely be launched along with the iPhone 6 in September.

Caroline Preece

Caroline has been writing about technology for more than a decade, switching between consumer smart home news and reviews and in-depth B2B industry coverage. In addition to her work for IT Pro and Cloud Pro, she has contributed to a number of titles including Expert Reviews, TechRadar, The Week and many more. She is currently the smart home editor across Future Publishing's homes titles.

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