First Beta of iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 Available for Testing
Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2.
Betas are typically issued to developers first and soon followed by the same build for public beta testers.
It is unclear what will be added in iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2, but the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements is expected as the beta process continues.
These beta builds arrive just after the public release of final versions of iOS 16.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.2 for iPad, and macOS Ventura 13.1 for Mac, which remain the latest stable builds available to the general public.
MacOS beta testers can find MacOS Ventura 13.2 beta 1 available to download now from the Apple menu > System Settings > Software Update section of their Mac.
iPhone and iPad beta testers can find iOS 16.3 beta 1 to download on their test devices from Settings app > General > Software Update.
Running beta versions of system software is generally only appropriate for advanced users and developers, but some more casual users may be interested in beta software to see what’s coming next in terms of features and improvements to the various Apple operating systems.
Since Apple just released final versions of system software after a beta testing period, it’s reasonable to assume that iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 will not be released until sometime next year, perhaps in January or February of 2023.
Currently, the latest stable final builds of Apple system software available to the public are iOS 16.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.2 for iPad, macOS Ventura 13.1 for Mac, MacOS Big Sur 11.7.2, and MacOS Monterey 12.6.2.
Some kind of Security update for the MacOS 13.2 beta showed up a couple of days or so ago. After typing this I got a notification that the first sentence of this comment is a duplicate of one earlier. Wut?
Some kind of Security update for the MacOS 13.2 beta showed up a couple of days or so ago.