Continuing its development drive for each version of software, Apple on Monday seeded new builds of iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2 to registered developers.
Jump below to learn what’s new.
iOS 10.3 (Beta 2)
Among the most notable changes in iOS 10.3 is the introduction of Find My AirPods – a new way to locate those lost wireless earbuds.
There’s also a brand new file system. Called “Apple File System,” the upgrade will aim to address the core issues of the existing HFS+ file system in use on iOS – today.
Other changes in this version:
– Reduce Motion option added to Safari
– A Podcasts widget
– CarPlay improvements
– Several developer-only improvements
tvOS 10.2 (Beta 2)
Meanwhile, Apple’s latest version of its built-from-the-ground-up OS designed for Apple TV has its focus specifically on further improving the platform for developers, with additions such as accelerated scrolling support for UIKit and TVMLKit apps, plus ‘Device Enrollment Program’ support, expanded mobile device management support, AFS (Apple File System) … and more.
watchOS 3.2 (Beta 2)
Finally, there’s watchOS.
The upcoming update to the company’s wearable includes a new Theatre Mode that, once activated, will see users still able to receive all their usual notifications while the smartwatch’s screen is off.
The update also features support for SiriKit – which finally extends the virtual assistant’s reach and capabilities to work with third-party apps, for things like messaging, payments, ride booking, workouts, calling, and searching for photos.
Each of this week’s updates are available from Apple’s Developer Center -or over-the-air (in the case of iOS and those running a previous version of the beta)– and require a valid Apple Developer Program membership in order to download.
In order to install the latest builds of watchOS and tvOS, the usual installation instructions apply – with those looking to test the newest version of watchOS, specifically, first required to install Apple’s provided beta provisioning profile.