After releasing beta 4 a few days back, Apple today is seeding links to download iOS 10.1 beta 5, only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, as well as macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 5 for Macs.
Available now to both registered developers of Apple Developer Program and public beta testers of Apple Beta Software Program. If you look at the beta 5 changelog of iOS 10.1, simply adds the same as referred iOS 10.0.3 firmware version released for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus earlier this week which fixed cellular connectivity bug on carriers like Verizon Wireless in the United States.
With Apple’s 2016 Mac event in front, set on October 27, it’s very likely now that we will see final version of both iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1 released to general public consumption on the date Apple announces its updated range of Macs.
What’s new in iOS 10.1 as well as fevers macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The iOS 10.1 release adds in few new features for iPhone 7/7 Plus users, like the Portrait mode which extremely takes advantage of dual-lens camera in iPhone 7 Plus to take shots with depth effect. While macOS Sierra 10.12.1 features are specifically be a maintenance release designed to make your Mac machines experience more smoother and trouble-free than ever before.
Also, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 expected to get support for rumored OLED Touch-bar in the upcoming 2016 MacBook Pro but nevertheless, we’ll learn more about it at Apple’s event next eek, on Thursday.
To download beta 5 of iOS 10.1, head to Settings > General > Software Update to get the update directly from the device if already installed the previous beta version running. Mac users can get macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 5 from updates section of the Mac App Store, as always.
First time users installing beta of these two operating systems, will need to either head to developer.apple.com or beta.apple.com to get started.
Update: Apple has also released beta 5 of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 this time. The post aforementioned has been updated to reflect this change.
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