Apple has begun seeding the third revision to iOS 8 to its developers on Monday. iOS 8.3 brings the next logical evolution to CarPlay on iOS by having a dedicated button on the automotive mobile. Currently, users who want to use CarPlay are required to plug in their devices via USB. This new beta also allows the user to wirelessly connect. The beta firmware will be available through Apple’s iOS Developer Center.
The software also includes initial support for Apple Pay in China. Partnering up with China UnionPay network, Apple Pay is rumored to launch in the Chinese market later this year.
Considering Apple usually seeds iOS betas to developers on Monday or Tuesday, this comes as no surprise. We’re not sure what’s new in the firmware, because we’re downloading the betas ourselves at the moment. If you do notice any changes, please leave a comment below.
This release is interesting, as Apple is currently seeding iOS 8.2 beta 5, which brings initial Apple Watch support. Furthermore, the last time the company has gone pass a iOS x.1 release was in iOS 4.