Apple drops new betas for iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4


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A new macOS beta is here!
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Just three days after seeding the last betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple is back with yet another new build.

Signaling that a public release is just around the corner, the new updates come with a number of bug fixes and under the hood improvements to go with new features that were added in previous versions.

New beta builds for watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 were released by Apple yesterday. Registered developers can grab all four new updates from the Apple developer center. You can install iOS 10.3 beta 7 via an over-the-air update.

What’s in iOS 10.3?

iOS 10.3 brings a number of changes to devices, including a new Find My AirPods feature. Apple is also switching to its more-secure file system and finally adding iCloud calls for Verizon. There are some tweaks made to the podcasts widget and CarPlay. Apple even added a secret one-handed keyboard for iPad.

macOS 10.12.4 Features

The improvements added to macOS 10.12.4 aren’t quite as impressive as iOS 10.3 but there are some new goodies. Apple is bringing Night Shift mode to the Mac after adding it to iOS devices last year. Other new additions include cricket scores for Siri, Shanghainese dictation support, improved PDFKit APIs, and more.

Release notes from Apple on iOS 10.3 beta 7 and macOS 10.12.4 beta 7 don’t mention any major improvements or changes. Considering these are the seventh beta builds, Apple’s engineers are focusing on getting all the bugs squashed and ready for launch.