Last week, Apple released a new iOS 10 beta, then the beta was updated and a week later, the company has brought the iOS dev beta 8 and Public Beta 7. The seventh beta of tvOS was released to developers and it carries a build number 14T5329a, while the build number of the iOS 10 beta 8 is 14A5346a.
If you’re a developer who owns an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and want to try out the upcoming iOS 10, then you should grab the eighth beta. The upcoming operating system will bring improvements to Apple Music and News app, 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a redesigned Control Center, a more accessible camera and a new widgets screen. The Messages app will have new features such as background animations, Digital Touch, bubble effects, handwritten notes, predictive emoji, Tapback replies and it will have a dedicated App Store. Apple hasn’t forgotten about Photos app, which will receive new facial and object recognition capabilities, while Memories will help users rediscover moments they’ve forgotten.
iOS 10 will be Apple’s biggest update to its operating system and the Dev Beta 8 can be installed by going to the Settings app and running Software Update, but not before backing up all data. Regular users must join the Apple Public Beta Program in order to download the Public Beta 7.
Apple has been busy releasing another update for its current iOS 9, bumping it to version 9.3.5, and it includes the same security patches that were added to iOS 10 dev beta 7/Public Beta 6. Right after Apple has released the iOS 10 developer beta 8 update, users have reported that they’ve received this error: “Unable to Check for Update”, which was fixed in the meantime.
As for the tvOS 10 beta 7, the update is available only for Apple TV 4 and developers must install a configuration profile on their devices in order to receive the OTA. Users should expect from the upcoming tvOS the following new features: HomeKit, YouTube search, Dark Mode and Single Sign-on.