Download Links Of iOS 8.3 final version for iPhone and iPad are out. Full changelog along with other information is detailed below.
It was strongly suspected that OS X 10.10.3 download would arrive with a new Photos app today – and it did – but what we didn’t necessarily foresee was the final release of iOS 8.3. However, after a number of betas, the update is finally ready for the masses, and along with an assortment of new features, Apple has thrown in a boatload of bug fixes and performance enhancements.
The emoji system has been expanded upon, as was indicated through the betas, and there are now 300 new icons to help further the conversation. Notably, the people emoji range has been diversified, and if you’re a constant user of these minuscule images, then you’ll love the latest software update.
iOS 8.2 was laden with bugs, and as such, iOS 8.3 is all about repairing the damage. The full changelog, which can be seen below, offers a complete look at what’s been amended, but it’s good to see that both Wi-Fi and Safari have been given some attention. iOS 8.2 also prompted a spate of battery-related quibbles when it launched, and there doesn’t appear to be any mention of a remedy here, but with so many tweaks and adjustments, we’d expect a better level of battery retention with iOS 8.3.
Siri now supports a variety of new languages, including Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Thai. The voice assistant has grown considerably in stature and general importance to the iOS ecosystem in recent times what with the upcoming Apple Watch launch, and as well as the increased language support, Siri can also begin calls on speakerphone if you reel off the command.
If you’re not a great user of emoji or Siri, then you’re not going to see a lot feature-wise, but the general smoothness and ease-of-operation should pick up thanks to the sheer volume of bug fixes.
Since this is hot off the press, we haven’t had a proper chance to check it out as yet, but if we spot anything interesting in getting acquainted with iOS 8.3, we’ll be sure to follow this report up with the details.
You can download iOS 8.3 OTA via the Software Update feature on your iOS device in Settings > General. You can also update or start fresh by restoring your device to 8.3 using direct download links given below. As ever, it’s free of charge, and compatible with all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches that run iOS 8.
iOS 8.3 Download Links:
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch (5th generation)
If you are a jailbreak user, DO NOT update to iOS 8.3. There is currently no jailbreak available yet. Last jailbreakable firmware was iOS 8.1.2. If you happen to be on 8.1.2 or older version and care about your jailbreak, do not update to iOS 8.3. For more info on the latest state of jailbreak, check out our detailed article here:
Update x1: Here’s a video showing the most notable new features of iOS 8.3 in action.