While it remains unclear if Sonny Dickson was right about Apple’s reported plans to introduce a special ‘Theatre’ mode for iOS, sometime this month, the company has -in the interim- released all-new versions of software designed for its main four platforms.
iOS 10.2.1 (Beta 3)
According to the initial changelog, the latest build of iOS 10.2.1 contains “bug fixes and improvements” … but digging a little deeper, it appears Apple is finally making its new TV app restorable after it is deleted in this version … which is going to be handy for those who choose to remove the app, and later change their mind.
It’s worth noting that installing this version of iOS will also temporarily restrict Apple’s SOS feature to only working for those in India.
tvOS 10.1.1 (Beta 2)
Similarly, Apple’s latest release for its App Store-wielding set-top box includes “general bug fixes and security improvements.”
watchOS 3.1.3 (Beta 2)
Tonight’s version of watchOS also has its focus on addressing several bugs, including brining various visual (and functional) improvements to parts of the OS.
It’s worth mentioning that there is a known issue with Xcode that, when launching an app built for watchOS 2.0 or later from an incoming notification, “the app exits with code 0 while the debugger is still attached,” Apple explains.
The update follows the recent pulling of watchOS 3.1.1 from the firm’s own servers, due to reported bricking fears.
macOS 10.12.3 (Beta 3)
Finally, Apple’s latest developer update for its desktop OS requires the MacOS Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility in order to install, with the release improving the overall stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.
Each of this week’s updates can be downloaded from the Developer Center for those who hold an active Apple Developer Membership, with the latest versions of tvOS and watchOS requiring the usual special steps in order to complete installation successfully.