All in one place Apple has today provided developers a treat with access to a slew of beta firmware updates that are in development for a number of its major platforms. Pre-release versions seeded to those registered developer accounts and are now able to access the third preview betas of watchOS 2.2 for the Apple Watch, tvOS 9.3 for the Apple TV, and OS X 10.11.4 that installs across Apple’s iMac and MacBook computers.
Third beta releases comes in almost two weeks after Apple started seeding the second betas of the operating systems in question. To download these firmware files on their relevant devices can do so by heading to the Apple Developer portal as long as they are enrolled members of the company’s Developer Program.
watchOS is one of the the platforms that developers are looking forward in order to see how it develops. watchOS 2.2 beta in development since early January, and now Apple releasing the third cycle of that process. The level of testing you have reached usually isn’t a huge amount of user-facing changes present, but the previous versions of watchOS 2.2 have certainly introduced features such as the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with an iPhone running iOS 9.3 or above. With number of new improvements made to the visuals of the Apple Watch Maps app, including there are introduction of the popular Nearby feature. Other than thoe, watchOS 2.2 beta 3 brings the usual improvements and bug fixes.
Developers with an Apple TV 4 can also get in on the upgrade trail. The beta 3 of tvOS 9.2 is now available for the company’s latest hardware release, and that continues the enhancements of the tvOS experience. Like watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 been in testing since January and offers a significant improvement to the underlying Apple TV rejoice. Integrated new features in tvOS 9.2 such as support for Bluetooth Keyboards, and as a whole ability to group apps into folders like you can have on iOS. Additionally, tvOS 9.2 also gets a revamped app switcher and support for the Apple’s iCloud Photo Library feature.
The latest tvOS 9.2 beta 3 seed of pre-release brings couple of new additions, like the much awaited Siri ditection feature for the whole text fields throughout the iOS, as well as the ability to ask Siri to search for apps and games in the App Store.
Finally, the slew of updates ended with the seeding of OS X 10.11.4 beta 3. Pre-release number 3 comes two weeks after the second beta, and three weeks after the initial testing phase begin early January. OS X 10.11.4 introduces support for password protected notes in the Notes app, similar to iOS 9.3, also has a Touch ID element. No other changes were made by Apple to any dramic user-facing wuth 10.11.4. The focus of OS X has long been to improve uer-experience and overall stability. There’s also an element of attempting to ensure that MacBook machines are as power efficient as possible through a finely tuned OS X experience.
Interested in experiencing beta 3 of watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 or OS X 10.11.4 can now head over to grabbing the update from Apple’s Developer portal, or via the usual Software Update mechanism if the previous version of beta is already installed and running on the device.
You may also like to check out: