With today’s release of iOS 10.3 beta 2 for developers also seeded tvOS 10.2 beta 2 for Apple TV 4 devices as well as watchOS 3.2 for Apple Watch, giving registered members something extra to sink their teeth into.
Both releases follow hot on the heels of the initial betas released last couple of weeks, and instantly show Apple’s commitment to progression of two platforms alongside iOS development, which additionally also in a pre-release stage with iOS 10.3.
tvOS 10.2 Beta 2
Apple’s tvOS is one of most impressive and fastest growing platforms, meaning any update i always an exciting one here, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be packed to the rafters with features and outward-facing additions. Release notes for tvOS 10.2 speaks only about bug fixes, and general improvements in the operating system and assosiated SDK offered to developers. Those changes according to Apple come in the form of accelerated schooling support for apps built on top of UIKIT and TVMLKit, as well as dded support for the VideoToolBox framework, meaning one should see apps that offer significantly enhanced video experiences.
First time beta installation on Apple TV 4 will need to connect the set to their computer using a USB-C to USB-A cable, download the installation file from developer.apple.com using Apple Developer credentials, and install it directly to the device using iTunes.
watchOS 3.2 Beta 2
Apple also seeded watchOS 3.2 for Apple Watch alongside beta 2 of iOS 10.3 and tvOS 10.2. watchOS 3.2 is relatively minor update bringing in couple of new inclusions such as new ‘Theater Mode’ which basically makes Watch usable in dark environments such as movie cinemas, along with SiriKit support so that developers can add Siri functionality, like the ability to schedule rides and others, right in their native third-party Watch apps.
To download watchOS 3.2, simply launch Watch app on a connected iPhone with a configuration profile for watchOS installed and head to General > Software Update to grab the latest OTA update.
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