The first development version of iOS and iPadOS 15.3 beta 1 (via @iSpeedtestOS) leaked online early today. The church comes four days after Apple began distributing iOS 15.2 on Monday. According to a leaked IPSW file (build 19D5026g), iOS 15.3 will be a fairly updated update with an emphasis on bug fixes, speed improvements, and security measures instead of newer versions. While this is the first of many versions of iOS 15.3 beta until it is ready for release, it indicates that more new features will come to be expected.
Apple’s global control feature, which was unveiled at WWDC in May but postponed until spring 2022, is also unlikely to appear in iOS 15.3. The original developer beta is also involved in the dance.
It is not clear why Apple decided against rolling out these beta houses when they should be out, but it looks like we will get at least our first taste of iOS 15.3 before Christmas.
Having Apple’s software leaked ahead of the official version is kind of recurring, but it has occurred a number of incidents before – such as when the company mistakenly announced the internal HomePod firmware that led to the iPhone X leaks over the years 2017.
At this time, for some unknown reason, iOS 15.3 beta is hidden on the Apple Developer website, where the titles can get IPSW information to manually restore and replace Apple applications.
In addition to iOS 15.3, Apple can contract on watchOS 8.4 and 15.3 tvOS. The code hidden on Apple’s website suggests that individual betas are expected to launch together with macOS 12.2 beta on December 16, however it does not specify why the company is delaying betas.
9to5Mac is in a position to download, analyze, and even set a number of versions of iOS 15.3 beta 1. However, it does not appear that there are many new cases in these buildings. More importantly, some internal fixes associated with Siri APIs and some tweaks to Apple applications such as Accounts, however total, only iOS 15.3 beta 1 comes with bug fixes and basic enhancements.
Betas are a regular collection at regular rates to builders. As for the general launch, the URL you received for the hidden houses is “Winter2022,” which means that Apple expects to launch them one day between January and March of the next 12 months.
This also confirms that the long-awaited General Control feature will take even more to launch, as Apple delayed it until spring 2022. The practice is eager to play with iOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3.