Apple seeds iOS 8.3 Beta 1 with bug-fixes and new features: Wireless CarPlay, two-step Google verification and more
Apple seeds iOS 8.3 beta 1 with bug-fixes and new features: Wireless CarPlay, two-step Google verification and more.iphone3gsystem.fr

Apple has recently seeded the first beta iteration of iOS 8.3 to registered iOS developers just a week after releasing the fifth beta for iOS 8.2.

As iDownloadBlog reports, the new beta 1 update for iOS 8.3 pushes the firmware build number to 12F5027d, which brings a host of new features including the removal of beta tag on iCloud Photo Library, Google's two-step verification process with improved Google accounts, a brand new emoji picker, and a bunch of bug-fixes for CloudKit and iCloud Drive as reported by Twitter user, @bobard.

Google's two-step verification process requires users to enter their username and password via Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars, wherein the user will be prompted to enter a six-digit verification code forwarded to his/her handset.

The new two-step verification process eliminates the need to generate app-specific passwords in order to use Google services for emails, contacts, calendars and more.

According to MacRumors, the new emoji feature being introduced with OS X 10.10.3 will make its way into the forthcoming iOS 8.3 update, which will also debut support for wireless CarPlay connections that can be accessed via Settings > General section, just below the Spotlight Search, and Handoff & Suggested Apps options.

Apple seeds iOS 8.3 Beta 1 with bug-fixes and new features: Wireless CarPlay, two-step Google verification and more
Apple seeds iOS 8.3 beta 1 with bug-fixes and new features: Wireless CarPlay, two-step Google verification and moreiDownloadBlog

The new wireless CarPlay feature enables users to hold down the voice control button in their car to begin the pairing process automatically.

In other words, this will eliminate the need to plug-in a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the car while using the CarPlay function.

Furthermore, iOS 8.3 refreshes existing Apple Pay feature by adding support for China UnionPay network, besides overhauling the existing SDKs with the new build (6D520o) of Xcode 6.3 beta for iOS 8.3 and OS X versions of 10.9 and 10.10.

To sum it up, iOS 8.3 is basically a bug-fix update strewn with loads of performance enhancements and feature enhancements over its previous release.

Apple authorised developers and interested iOS users with registered UDIDs can follow our step-by-step guide posted here to install any version of iOS 8 beta via Apple Dev Center.