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Apple releases second beta of iOS 8.3 to developers

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On Monday, Apple released the second beta version of iOS 8.3 to developers.  This version comes about two weeks after the first beta was made available to developers. The first beta brought some new features, like Wireless CarPlay and Password Settings, while this new update primarily focuses on more diverse Emoji.

While playing around with the new beta version on my iPad mini, I took some pictures of the new Emoji and other new content I found.

The Emoji has a more yellow/orange color to them.

The Emoji has a more yellow/orange color to them.

Emoji 2

In addition to same sex couples, Apple has added same sex families with children.

Emoji 3

You’ll see the iPhone icons have been updated to the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch and iMac display have been added.

When I restored my iPad mini to the second beta version of iOS 8.3, a few new windows popped up when opening up a few apps for the first time. The Photos app told me a little more about iCloud Photo Library (Beta) and Messages gave me a chance to sign into iMessage.

iCloud Photo Library

This window popped up when I opened the Photos app for the first time.

iMessage iOS 8.3 beta 2 can be downloaded from the developer portal.