Yesterday Apple launched the beta version of their upcoming iOS 9.3 update. It’s clear that the developers have been walking around with their customer hats on as many of the new features focus on user experience
The release of the beta iOS 9.3 version sees Apple focus on a myriad of different customers issues. The new Night Shift mode turns down the iPhone’s bright blue light in the evening hours. According to Apple’s citing of many studies, exposure to this type of light can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep.
The Night Shift mode switches the display interface to warmer colors at night and uses the clock and your geolocation to pull off this trick as soon as the sun sets. This feature was first observed with Amazon’s Fire Tablet (called Blue Shade) which enabled easier night reading.
Other new 9.3 features include new Education features for children. This is achieved through the new “Classroom” app which sports much-needed multi-student login support. Students can now create individual profiles on shared iPads and pick up where they left off.
Other features include changes to Apple News, locking certain Notes behind Touch ID and a new design for the Health app dashboard. Apple CarPlay has new Maps and Music functionality, too. You can try out these new features by downloading the public beta version of iOS 9.3 (you have to be enrolled in the company’s testing program though). For the rest of us, we will have to wait and hope our peers give Apple some good feedback.
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