The beta release of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) upcoming iOS 9.3 update is making the rounds and reactions have ranged from glowing praise to dire warnings.
Today's iOS 9.3 beta ships with some truly killer education features https://t.co/aPI8yJNCGz— Brian Hough (@bwhough) January 11, 2016
Garmin Vivo device users ... don't upgrade to iOS 9.3 beta 1. There appears to be a problem with the #bluetooth pairing.— David Gibbs (@fallingrock) January 15, 2016
So far Night Shift, a feature that reduced the amount of blue light in the display during the evening, is getting a lot of the early applause. Using the iPhone's clock and geolocation, Night Shift automatically shifts to warmer colors after the sun goes down in order to make it easy on eyes and lessen the chance of disrupting sleep.
iOS Blue Light Reduction (in 9.3 beta) is one of those so-good-why-was-it-not-always-there features.— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) January 15, 2016
iOS 9.3 is looking like one of the most impressive point releases for iOS ever. Super excited about Night Shift and edu stuff.— Curt Clifton (@curtclifton) January 11, 2016
The feature is already drawing a lot of comparisons to f.lux, an app developed in 2009 that serves pretty much the same function.
"Night Shift" coming in iOS 9.3 - think f.lux. https://t.co/tAH0ASAnds— KielO Ren (@KielO) January 11, 2016
Apple has finally listened to my never-ending wish: Night Shift (f.lux) is coming with iOS 9.3— john (@johnkeller101) January 11, 2016
It's a fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by f.lux, which issued a reasoned blog post asking Apple to let the f.lux app be released for iOS and for access to the new Night Shift features baked into iOS.