Apple continues with the launch of betas, it’s the turn of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 which is already available to registered developers at the Apple Developer Center. If you already have one of these betas on your Apple TV or Apple Watch, just access Software Updates to download the new beta 6.
watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2, versions arriving to improve performance and security
We start with watchOS 3.2 which has some interesting new features and probably points to a small part of what we will see in watchOS 4.
SiriKit has been available to developers to integrate Siri into their applications , as it now works with iOS 10. Currently with Siri on the Apple Watch we can only give you a few simple commands like calling a contact or activating the timer.
The new theatre mode is also incorporated, which will put our Apple Watch to sleep. If activated, when you turn your wrist the screen will not turn on unless you touch it or press the digital crown.
As far as tvOS 10.2 is concerned, the only visual novelty we’ll see as time goes by after its final installation is that the environment will be able to speed up as we move around our applications. This will be possible thanks to UIKit and TVMLKit which are the APIs that work with tvOS applications.
Apple will surely be preparing great things for tvOS, since since its upgrade to tvOS 10 the system had minor changes in both its design and functions.
These versions are soon to be seen as finals
The watchOS and tvOS betas are not available in public betas format due to the complexity of their installation , in the case of watchOS, when installing a beta it is not possible to go back to the previous official version. Apple wants to reduce the risks involved in installing a beta version , so that’s why they are only available to developers.
If Apple announces an event in the next few days, as has been speculated, these versions will probably come out during the date that Cupertino’s will mark on the calendar with a new Apple Event.
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