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Apple drops fresh batch of betas for iOS, macOS and tvOS


A new iOS beta is here!
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Developers received a fresh new batch of beta software from Apple today, just two days after the company launched iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 to the public.

The new first betas for macOS 10.12.3, iOS 10.2.1 and tvOS 10.1.1 all come with a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, but they likely don’t contain any major new features.

Registered developers can download the new betas directly from Apple’s dev portal. You can install iOS 10.2.1 beta 1 via an over-the-air update once the proper installation profile is downloaded to your iPhone or iPad.

What’s inside?

The release notes for all three betas don’t mention any big changes. The new software mostly contains under-the-hood improvements. We’ll let you know if we find anything notable, though, once we get the betas installed.

Apple came out with some big changes for iPhone and iPad earlier this week with iOS 10.2. The update brings more than 100 new emoji to iOS, as well as a new TV app that makes it easier to find your favorite shows.

The new emoji characters are also available on Mac with macOS 10.12.2, which was released Monday as well. Apple’s notes on macOS 10.12.3 only state that it “improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.”


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