Apple has now made macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4 and watchOS 3.1.1 beta 4 available to download for Mac and Apple Watch respectively.
These seeds are available to developers only, specifically to users registered and enrolled as members of the Apple Developer Program over at developer.apple.com. Took two weeks to release the aforementioned operating systems after beta 3 pre-release and today with beta 4 out, let’s take a look at the contents of the packages.
macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta 4
The build version of macOS 10.12.2 is all about progression of the platform, bringing in needed bug fixes and performance improvements, and ensuring that all new devices have compatibility and the support that they required. To that extent, 10.12.2 is apparently a release that sees better and ongoing support added for the futuristic Touch Bar in the new 2016 MacBook Pro. Apple has this time taken the opportunity to patch any security vulnerabilities that have become known, as well as as improve any areas of concern ahead of final public release.
Registered developers can as always grab the latest beta update of macOS 10.12.2 directly from the Mac App Store. Using the Software Update option within, developers enrolled in beta program are now able to install beta 4 directly over the top of any existing macOS installation.
watchOS 3.1.1 Beta 4
With the introduction of watchOS 3 and watchOS 3.1 – the real improvements and changes were for Apple Watch owners. This latest 3.1.1 update is an expected point release that looks to improve the overall Apple Watch experience, across all models and series.
Owners of Apple Watch interested in this update, having the configuration profile installed for watchOS beta updates, can head over to Watch app > General > Software Update on their iPhone right now to grab watchOS 3.1.1 beta 4 as an OTA update.
Update X1: macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Public Beta 4 is now available to download as well.
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