Apple drops four new betas for its old platforms


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While Apple is busy working toward the public release of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, coding is still underway on the the last updates for all of Apple’s old platforms with the release of a new batch of beta updates today.

Developers can now download the third beta updates for iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2 and watchOS 3.2.3 from the Apple developer center. The updates can also be downloaded via over-the-air updates if you have the previous beta builds installed.

Apple’s batch of beta updates mostly focus on bug improvements for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and Apple Watch. They will likely be the last updates Apple releases for the platforms before moving onto iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4.

The only significant updates contained in the previous beta builds other than security improvements and bug fixes was a reference to the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro that Apple debuted at WWDC alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

The public release of Apple’s new software is slated for later this fall, likely a few weeks before the iPhone 8 goes on sale. At WWDC 2017 last week, Apple unveiled upcoming features like Drag and Drop for iPad, a new File system, peer-to-peer Apple Pay, a revamped App Store and much more.

Public betas for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 will be made available later this month.


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