iOS 8.4 Beta 3 Released for Developer & Public Beta Testing
Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 8.4 for testing, arriving as build 12H4098c. The new release is available for both public beta testers and registered iOS developers, and runs on all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models which support iOS 8.
The simplest way to download iOS 8.4 beta 3 is through the on-device Over the Air mechanism available from Software Update. The OTA update is fairly small. Users can also opt to download the release firmware for their appropriate device from the iOS Developer Center website.
It should be noted that iOS 8.4 for Public Beta users is versioned as Public Beta 2, whereas iOS 8.4 for developers is versioned as Beta 3, nonetheless, they are the same version and share the same build number.
iOS 8.4 seems primarily focused on a redesigned all-new Music app, which brings a new user interface and some new features to the media player on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The redesigned Music app is shown on an iPad in the video below, courtesy of MacRumors:
Presumably iOS 8.4 will also include other small feature improvements, bug fixes, and other enhancements to the mobile operating system.
Though it’s mostly speculative, the final version of iOS 8.4 may arrive at the Apple WWDC event, which begins June 8. Currently, the most recent version of iOS available to all users remains iOS 8.3.