Apple has rolled out a new version of iOS 15.3 dedicated to developers, which follows a second beta that arrived a few days earlier. This time, however, it is a version dedicated to app creators and experienced testers only, but announced as “release candidate” (RC). This means that it could be, in theory, the last edition of the genre before a publication intended for all users and supposed to be exempt from a majority of bugs.
Be careful though, because it may have happened in the past that Apple offers two RC versions before its final update.
Safari Security Vulnerability Fixed
Among the changes made with iOS 15.3 RC and iPadOS 15.3 RC (which come out at the same time, as often), we can notably cite the famous breach in the Safari proprietary browser unveiled this week, finally filled here.
However, we do not know exactly when the general public will also be entitled to this fix. In general, it takes between seven and ten days for this to be the case, but the delays were longer during the holiday period and it is not known if the calendar has since picked up speed.
watchOS 8.4 and tvOS 15.3 (RC)
Unsurprisingly, Apple also updated tvOS 15.3 to another RC but without indicating whether additional features are included. It is therefore assumed that as with iPadOS 15.3 and iOS 15.3 (RC), the content is focused on providing solutions to reported technical problems and stability.
Finally, it is also the operating system of AppleWatch which goes to version 8.4 (RC). This time around, Apple fixed an issue where some Series 7 chargers weren’t powering the watches as intended.