Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10

in iPhone edited July 2016
Apple on Tuesday pushed out the second pre-release beta builds for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, arriving more than three weeks after the platforms were announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

All four updates are now available through Apple's developer portal, or through the software update setting on registered devices. As with all beta releases, Apple has advised that the updates should only be installed on devices that are dedicated to beta software development.

Apple has pledged that public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra will arrive this month. No release date has been given, however.

All four platforms will be updated and released to the general public this fall, likely in late September when new iPhones are expected to launch.

macOS Sierra will bring a variety of enhancements, such as Siri support and optional cloud-based file management features. Some smaller features will include Auto Unlock for Apple Watch owners, and Web-based Apple Pay.

iOS 10 includes major notification improvements, third-party app support in Siri, and upgrades to apps like Messages, Maps, and Photos. watchOS 3 offers things like much faster loading times for apps, and iOS-style Control Center and multitasking functions. tvOS is gaining HomeKit control, a dark mode, and single sign-ons for cable subscriptions.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    SylvainLSylvainL Posts: 28member
    Currently installing iOS Beta 2.... 40 seconds remaining :)
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    ericthehalfbeeericthehalfbee Posts: 4,284member
    You'll get more iOS 10 updates in the next 2 months than Android users get in a lifetime. 
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    VisualSeedVisualSeed Posts: 217member
    Still some bugs, but much improved.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    mwhitemwhite Posts: 271member
    I wonder when in July they will release it for Public testing?
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    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,325member
    Anyone have the release notes for watchOS 3 b2? Can't see them via the official link.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,382member
    The new Documents Folder on cloud option is interesting ...  no ~/name/Documents locally once done ...  starting to feel for like iOS than OS X!  I wonder if this is just a beta glitch?  Desktop on cloud still leaves ~/name/Desktop after all.  Also will a cloud Docs folder add to cloud paid usage or be free?  So many questions! lol
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