Developers get new iOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.1 betas


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Apple has dropped yet another beta build of iOS 10.1 to developers today as the company works to finalize the software update before making available to the public.

Along with iOS 10.1 beta 5, Apple also seeded the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 that is rumored to include support for the new MacBook Pro that will be unveiled at the end of October.

Developers can download iOS 10.1 beta 5 directly from the Apple Developer Center or via an over-the-air update if you have the current configuration file installed on your iPhone or iPad.

To download macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 5, developers can use the software update tool inside the Mac App Store. It can also be downloaded directly from Apple.

What’s inside

Release notes for the two new beta updates don’t mention any major changes. iOS 10.1 beta 5 likely focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple added Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus and a couple other minor UI tweaks in the previous iOS 10.1 beta builds.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 updates the Photos app with support for Portrait Mode pictures taken by the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s also rumored to include assets and features for the OLED touchbar that will debut on the new MacBook Pros.

We’ll let you know if we find any changes once we install the new betas.