Last week, Apple released the second developer beta and first public beta of iOS 14. The second developer beta brought some much-needed bug fixes and improvements. The beta testing will continue until Apple releases the final build of iOS 14 later this fall. Developers and the general public will get new beta versions several times over the next few months. So, what’s the release date for iOS 14 developer beta 3 and public beta 2? Let’s find out.
iOS 14 beta 3 release date
The Cupertino company released the developer beta 2 on Tuesday, July 7th. Apple typically releases new beta versions every two weeks. The first developer beta arrived on June 22. The second beta rolled out two weeks later on July 7th. If the iPhone maker follows the same schedule, the iOS 14 developer beta 3 release date should be July 21st.
Apple delays the public beta by at least 24 hours. So, we expect the second public beta to arrive on July 22, a day after the third developer beta release. A public beta build is the same as the developer beta, meaning the public beta 2 will be the same as developer beta 2 (not developer beta 3). The company is also expected to release the third beta of tvOS, macOS Big Sur, and watchOS 7 around the same time.
Remember that it’s still in beta. Not everything is going to work as smoothly as you’d expect. Some apps might crash and you could lose important data. So, avoid installing the beta on your primary device. The developer beta is available only to those who pay $99 for the developer account. For everyone else, there’s the public beta.
What to expect?
It’s difficult to say what bug fixes and improvements the iOS 14 beta 3 will bring. The bugs discovered and reported in the beta 2 are unlikely to be fixed in beta 3. It takes time to fix bugs. Over the next few months, the company will fix as many bugs as possible. If an app is not compatible with the iOS 14 beta, you should inform the app developer.
IOS 14 will bring a number of new features. It will have widgets on the home screen, the ability to run App Clips, and a new App Library. You’ll be able to try an app in the App Store before installing it. The Messages app gets @ mentions and replies in group chats. There will also be improvements to the Apple Maps, Weather, Notes, Reminders, and other apps.