Apple seeds new betas for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS


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Apple's got some new beta software out.
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A new batch of beta updates are ready for developers just one day after Apple published its first big software releases of 2017 to the public.

The first beta builds of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, tvOS 10.2.1 and watchOS 3.2.2 are available to download for the first time ever, bringing a host of new bug fixes and performance improvements to every single Apple platform.

Registered developers can grab the new beta builds directly from Apple’s developer center. You can also install iOS 10.3.2 via an over-the-air update if you have the proper profile installed.

What’s inside the new betas?

The release notes for all four updates are pretty sparse on new information, so we’re not sure yet if Apple has added any big new features. Considering iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 were pretty major updates, it’s more likely that Apple is fine-tuning the operating systems with final bug fixes before moving onto iOS 11 and macOS 10.13.

Apple notes that it has resolved SiriKit car commands with iOS 10.3.2. Other information released about tvOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.5 and watchOS 3.2.2 doesn’t mention anything notable, but we’ll see if we find anything new once we get the updates installed on our devices.


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