Apple Adds new Emojis, More in iOS 8.3 Update

Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.

Apple releases iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touchApple releases iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

The 8.3 update also lets users start speaker phone calls via Siri commands, removes the need for account passwords when downloading free content from the iTunes Store and App Store, and adds new filters to Messages.

iOS 8.3 is free and available either through iTunes or as an over the air installer. To install the update without requiring a computer, tap Settings on your iOS device, tap General, then tap Software Update.