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Apple seeds new betas for iOS and macOS to developers


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A new beta is out for iPhones.
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Less than a week after dropping its last batch of betas, Apple has seeded new beta builds of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 to developers this morning.

The new updates bring a number of performance enhancements and under-the-hood improvements, but it appears that no major new features have been added in the latest builds.

Developers can grab the beta updates from Apple’s developer portal online. You can also install iOS 10.2.1 beta 2 via an over-the-air update if you have the previous build installed.

What’s inside?

The release notes for both iOS 10.2.1 beta 2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 don’t mention any notable additions. Apple simply states that the new macOS beta “improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac”.

Both updates focus mostly on bug fixes. They come after Apple released its last big updates of the year with iOS 10.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.2 which brought a number of new features.

The previous releases for iOS and macOS added over 100 new emoji, as well as a new TV app that makes it easier to keep track of all your favorite shows. There were also some improvements made to the Messages app, new wallpapers for iPhone 7 owners and a few other tidbits.

We’ll let you know if we find anything new in the betas once we get them installed.


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