Apple has just made iOS 9.3.3 beta 4 alongside OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta 4 and tvOS 9.2.2 beta 4 for Apple TV 4 seeds available to both the developers registered on Apple Developer Program and testers registered on Apple Public Beta Program. These latest seeds of iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 has been released only a week after beta 3 pre-release seeds for those platforms were made available for download on compatible iOS, Apple TV and Mac devices. What’s new in this latest builds? One-by-one, check out the details.
iOS 9.3.3 Beta 4
The fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 has now been on testing with internal and external testers for more than a month. As you would expect from a point update of this nature, iOS 9.3.3 contains under-the-hood improvements and performance enhancements that focus on stability and trying to provide a better user-experience for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch device users interacting with the platform.
Developers and public beta testers are able to install the latest beta as an over-the-air (OTA) update from Settings > General > Software Update if a pre-release build of iOS version is already installed on the device. If not, iOS 9.3.3 beta 4 IPSW firmware file or an Apple Configuration Profile or iOS 9.3.3 can be availed from either developer.apple.com or beta.apple.com.
tvOS 9.2.2 Beta 4
Developers of tvOS 9.2.2 are able to continue testing the latest version of it to ensure compatibility of apps, as well as providing valuable feedback to Apple about bugs and security issues that may exist. Version 9.2.2 of tvOS doesn’t contain any notable user-facing changes that Apple TV owners are able to interact with via the Siri Remote or a connected Bluetooth device. Though, as is usually the case for these point releases, Apple has chosen to focus on eradicating bugs and making important security changes and improvements to provide an overall improved user-interafce.
Generally, in this case developers are able to download the latest beta of tvOS from developer.apple.com, and then using iTunes and a USB-C cable to restore the softawre. If a previous beta is already running on the Apple TV, then the fourth and latest beta should be accessible directly on the hardware as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Beta 4
For Mac developers this fourth beta of OS X 10.11.6 could be very well go down as one of the latest betas to be offered to public testers as well before the name change comes into play and macOS Sierra is released to the public. Apple’s desktop platform OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 has received the latest and fourth beta pre-release seed just after a week, meaning that the software has been in testing for more than a month now. This fourth offering doesn’t contain any playable options, instead choosing to focus on stability improvements and moreover bug fixes.
According to Apple, this update improves the stability, security and compatibility of Macs running the platform. Developers and public testers are able to download and install the latest beta update from the Mac App Store.
Apple hasn’t yet made available to download watchOS 2.2.2 for developers and public beta testers.
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