The updates for iOS and MacOS arrive two weeks after the developers received the third beta version.
These updates come via OTA for those who have subscribed to the Developer Beta. You must be a developer or have a developer account on your device. By the time the public version of this fourth beta is released, you will only need to have your device linked to the public beta program.
Fourth iOS Beta 10.2
Apple will release the fourth developer beta version of iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 10.2 includes several future features such as the new emoji Unicode 9.0, three new wallpapers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a new TV application, additional camera features, new message display effects and more.
These are the changes discovered so far in iOS 10.2 beta:
- Three new wallpapers in iOS 10.2 beta (iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only).
- New widget for the Video application.
- New setting preserve camera.
- New emoji (looks like an update to Unicode 9.0).
- New “Press and Hold to Talk” menu on the Home button Accessibility settings.
- New “Show ratings” option in Music Settings.
- New headset icon in the status bar for Bluetooth audio devices (previously seen with the Beats Solo3)
- TV now included in iOS 10.2 beta, the video application is still present.
- TV widget joins the Videos widget
- SOS feature similar to Apple Watch when you click the power button.
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macOS 10.12.2 beta 4
Apple has released 10.12.2 beta 4 macOS for Mac . The new update follows the initial 10.12.2 beta macOS at the end of October and several additional versions since then. Today’s build comes in version 16C53a, up from 16C48b, and is available on the Mac App Store.
MacOS 10.12.2 includes support for emoji Unicode 9.0 , which matches the beta support of iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.1.1. MacOS 10.12.2 will be released to everyone in the future – probably in December – and the beta version allows developers to test versions prior to the release of the Software Update.
MacOS 10.12.2 follows the main version of MacOS Sierra in September. Sierra includes new features like Siri on the Mac for the first time, Apple Pay on the web, picture-in-picture video playback and much more.
Are you up for trying them out?