Apple busts out new betas for OS X, tvOS and Apple Watch

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A new beta is out for OS X El Capitan.
A new beta is out for OS X El Capitan.
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Apple has dished out a brand new batch of beta software updates today for developers, bringing new software to OS X, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

The new software updates come exactly two weeks after Apple served up the first beta versions of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2, and OS X 10.11.4, all of which bring a host of new features to your favorite Apple products.

The new pre-release versions of iOS, tvOS and OS X can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. Testers won’t be able to install watchOS 2.2 on their timepieces until their iPhone, iPad or iPad touch has been updated with the new Apple Watch app in iOS 9.3 beta 2.

Both betas for watchOS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 are mostly full of under the hood fixes, though a few minor new features were added to Apple Watch, like the ability to pair more than one device to an iPhone, as well as some improvements for Maps.

tvOS 9.2 contains some of the biggest improvements yet for Apple TV, adding support for Bluetooth keyboards, folders for channels, and a new app switcher interface that makes it much easier to navigate your favorite content.

Apple also released a new beta for iOS 9.3 that contains a small update for Night Shift that puts a quick toggle option in the Control Center. We’ll let you know what new goodies we find once the software is on our devices. If you spot something new on yours, drop us a tip in the comments below.

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  • Guy Person

    Because a quick toggle switch for Nightahift is somehow more important than a one for Low Power Mode or turning off Cellular Data?

    • Joey James

      yessss. I thought the same when low power mode came out

  • jay

    tried to update to the watch os beta 2.2 and the watch restart and nothing happens. not sure what is wrong

    • bIg hIlL

      You forgot to blat it against the desk whilst holding one side of the strap.

  • bIg hIlL

    Would it be facetious for a self-appointed so-called fanboi to call Mac OS 10.11 “El Crapflap”?

  • A day later, and I still don’t see these betas on my mac nor my iOS devices. Odd.