Probably in order not to lose face on the appearance of this edition in the media before its official announcement, Apple has finally released iOS 15.3. As assumed, this version does not include anything new to the general public but mainly security improvements and bug fixes. Only developers have the ability to download this beta at this time; for the others it will be necessary to wait a few more days.
We also finally know where the leak started: Apple would in fact have made iOS 15.3 available on its site dedicated to app creators. This is not a first, data from HomePod having already led to the discovery of the iPhone X notch more or less in the same way in 2017.
How do I install iOS 15.3 (beta)?
Until iOS 15.3 ships in public beta, you need an Apple Developer Program account to install it. Go right here to participate.
Needless to say that since this is an advanced version of the software, it is advisable to try it on a test mobile only. Technical incidents are therefore likely to be expected.
iPad, Watch and Apple TV
At the same time as iOS 15.3, Apple has also put online its version for iPadOS 15.3 tablets which can be obtained in the same way (see compatible devices). Connected watches are also entitled to a new operating system: watchOS 8.4, but without additional functionality there either. Ditto for tvOS 15.3 found on Apple TV boxes.
It happens that additional options added by the editor are detected during the first handling; we will of course keep you informed if this is the case.