Apple’s beta testers can install the latest iOS 9.3 second beta update, which allows the iPad Pro users to install accessory firmware updates via the Smart Connector. According to Apple Insider, the iOS beta 2 was released on Wednesday, and the developers registered to Apple’s Developer program were notified that they need to update the firmware. One of these members who installed the iOS 9.3 beta 2 is Stefan Wolfrum, who owns an iPad Pro and he was advised to update the firmware when he connected his tablet to a Logitech Create keyboard.
The first beta of iOS 9.3 came with a number of problems related to the accessory device, as the users were experiencing delays and dropped keystrokes. This is no longer an issue, because according to Apple Insider, by using the same type of keyboard, the update process lasts only a few seconds. Stefan Wolfrum posted on the Logitech support forum that “Apparently, iOS 9.3 beta 2 is able to update the firmware of a Smart Connector keyboard – and actually did this with the Logitech Create keyboard I’ve currently connected to my iPad Pro!”
MacRumors has reported that the developers recreated the process and they’ve linked their iPad Pro tablets to the keyboard. A pop-up display appeared and they were notified that there’s an “accessory update” is available and they were asked if they want to update the “Smart Connector Accessory”. After starting the update process, the pop-up will remain on the screen and the users will see the update progress. The dialog box closes when the update process reaches 100 percent, and according to MacRumors, it all happens in 30-40 seconds. However, the users didn’t receive any indication if the update has changed.
In the previous version, the Smart Connector and Logitech Create were used only to provide power and data. In iOS 9.3 Beta 2 update, the users will enjoy the Night Shift mode, which adjusts the color temperature of the screen, so at night, the user no longer tires his/her eyes when browsing the internet. Also, there are 3D Touch actions and the notes are individually encrypted and the users can access them with their fingerprints.