Apple seeds new betas for macOS, watchOS and tvOS


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Along with dropping a new iOS 11.1 beta, Apple also released the second beta builds for macOS 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

The new batch of betas come about two weeks after Apple seeded the last set of betas to developers and come with a host of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for Apple’s platforms.

Registered developers can grab all three new betas from the Apple developer center. They can also be downloaded via over-the-air updates if you have the previous beta builds installed on your devices.

macOS 10.13.1 beta 2 supports the new Unicode 10 character set that includes hundreds of new emoji. Some of the new images include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. There are also some new faces, clothes, sports, food and dinosaurs. Most of the other changes in macOS 10.13.1 beta 2 are performance enhancements.

watchOS 4.1 adds the ability to stream Apple Music directly to the Apple Watch Series 3 over LTE. It also adds a new Radio app with access to Beats 1 radio. The rest of the additions are mostly bug fixes.

tvOS 11.1 appears to focus solely on under-the-hood improvements and comes with minimal feature improvements and UI changes.