Continuing its development drive for each of the upcoming updates, Apple on Tuesday posted a slew of new software builds for developers to check out and begin testing their apps with.
Reflecting the next minor upgrades for the company’s mobile, desktop, wrist and TV-based platforms, the second betas of iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 are now available to download by members of the Apple Developer Program.
In the cases of iOS and macOS those channels include either the “Software Update” menu built into each device (Settings > General > Software Update on iPhone or iPad), or directly via the Mac App Store using the MacOS Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility – for those who may have installed a previous version of macOS 10.12 beta.
Meanwhile, the latest developer-only builds of watchOS and tvOS can be installed in the usual ways.
To install tvOS 10.2.2 (Beta 2) developers will want to first connect their fourth-generation Apple TV unit to their Mac, by way of a USB-to-USB-C cable, before proceeding to install the available tvOS software update file via their desktop copy of iTunes.
Apple Watch owners on the other hand can grab this week’s latest update via the Software Upgrade menu inside Apple’s standalone Watch app.
Although they should ensure that they have the correct beta provisioning profile installed on their device – before attempting to start the update.
Right now (at least) there isn’t much to write home about regarding these latest updates – except for maybe a few scrolling improvements and general bug fixes.
The latest updates essentially just add polish to the company’s recent released software upgrades: iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2.
Expect to find a whole bunch of under-the-hood stuff designed to ensure the future stability, compatibility and security of your device(s) … But not much more.
That said, as ever, we’ll be sure to keep an eye out as Apple’s software development process continues and report on any substantial changes that may emerge in the coming weeks.
Grab the updates at the Developer Center.