iOS 8.3 Launched by Apple; Brings New Emoji, Wireless CarPlay and More
Today I woke up to a new update on my iPhone. Apple has launched iOS 8.3 which does better to change a few things than its predecessor did.
The update is over 200MB in size and takes only a little while to get your mobile phone up to the mark.
As far as new features are concerned, the iOS 8.3 is going to add, primarily, a new layout for the Emojis that you get on your phone while chatting with friends on multiple apps. Now you don’t need to tap on the different options to select an emoji from a different category; instead you can just swipe along and the different sections will keep rolling onto the screen until you spot the one that you want to use.
that being said, new family icons have also been added and you get to choose from multiple skin tones.
Lastly, if you are using an iMac, iPhone or Apple Watch, you will also see new flag options.
Changes have also been made to Siri, the good old companion of ours, and now she has new accents. Moving on, Wireless CarPlay is now supported which means that even if you don’t have a Lightning cable you will still be able to attach the iPhone to your dashboard.
However, the most important one with regards to Siri is that you will be able to initiate calls on the speaker phone by calling out “Hey Siri.”
In your messages you will now be allowed to separately file messages that come from contact and the ones that come from unknown senders. Oh and you will see that your spacebar has been stretched a little.
Wi-Fi, Messages, Control Center, Safari tabs and third-party keyboards have also been tweaked for improved performance.
One of my personal favorites, you can now ask the App Store to stop asking you for your password again and again when you are downloading a free app – for me that is a relief of sorts.
In the end, if you reside in Brazil, Denmark, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Thailand or Turkey you will be able to use your phone to get sports score updates and movie showtimes too.