iOS 5 beta 3

Apple has pushed out a third beta release of iOS 5. It’s available for download from, but you’ll need to have a developer account to grab the latest update. Here are some of the changes in the iOS 5 beta 3:

  • Video content in applications and web sites support AirPlay by default.
  • You can mirror an iPad 2 display to a second-generation Apple TV using AirPlay.
  • Push and local notifications for apps now appear in the Notification Center.

There are still a number of known issues, but the beta 3 also fixes a number of bugs that were present in iOS 5 beta 2, so it looks like Apple is inching closer to the public launch of the next-generation operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, you can totally still jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3 using the same tools you used to jailbreak the first two betas. The bad news is that if you try running any apps download from the App Store after jailbreaking, it looks like they’ll crash.


Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...