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Apple just released iOS 8.3 – go download it right now!

Updated Apr 8th, 2015 1:13PM EDT
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Get pumped, iPhone users: iOS 8.3 is finally here. As 9to5Mac writes, Apple has just released iOS 8.3, which will bring a more diverse array of emoji, new languages for Siri, new filtering options for the Messages app and much more.

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Breaking these down one by one, the more diverse emoji is pretty self-explanatory — basically, you’ll have the option to give your emoji different skin colors so you can make them look like yourself than ever before. When it comes to Siri languages, the new update is adding support for Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Swedish, Turkish and Portuguese.

New filtering options for Messages include the ability to add “a filter bar to the Messages app, which separates messages from unknown senders out of the main list,” 9to5Mac explains. Additionally, you can now instruct Siri to initiate a phone call while you’re on speakerphone and you can also authorize the App Store to install free apps onto your device without asking for authentication first.

iOS 8.3 is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as an over-the-air download. A video from MacRumors that gives you a quick tutorial about the new features in iOS 8.3 follows below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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