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Apple Releases iOS 15.4 And iPadOS 15.4 Beta 3

By Hemaja Burud February 17, 2022

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Apple has made beta 3 of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 available to developers today, just a week after the second betas were made available to the same group of people.

Those who prefer to manually download the IPSW files can do so as well.

The new updates include a slew of new features, such as the ability to use Face ID while wearing a mask.

However, this feature is only available on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.

The release of iPadOS 15.4 includes support for Universal Control for those who also own Macs running macOS 12.3 betas.

This round of updates also includes 37 new emojis and early support for Tap to Pay on iPhone, a feature that will allow people to accept payments using their iPhone.

Once the feature is available, iPhones will be able to accept payments via Apple Pay or contactless card payments, and the whole thing is aimed at businesses – Stripe is Apple's first payment partner.

We don't know when Apple will release these beta updates to the public, but those on the public beta programme should be able to download them as soon as tomorrow, assuming no major bugs are discovered between now and then.