Apple Drops New iOS, tvOS, Xcode and WatchOS Betas to Devs

Posted by at 10:32 am on February 7, 2017

Apple has made available a handful of new beta builds of its core operating systems.

The new releases include iOS 10.3 beta 2, watchOS 3.2 beta 2, tvOS 10.2 beta 2, and Xcode 8.3 beta 2. The most notable new feature of iOS 10.3 is a tool called Find My AirPods, which helps people locate lost earbuds via an audio alert. iOS 10.3 also makes the jump to the Apple File System (APFS), refreshes the Apple ID profile, tweaks animations, and provides more details concerning iCloud storage use.

WatchOS 3.2 includes two core additions to the platform: theater mode and SiriKit. Theater mode lets Watch owners disable sound and raise-to-wake functions while retaining haptic vibrations for notifications. SiriKit, available to iOS since last year, lets developers add Siri to their own watchOS apps.

These new betas are meant for developers. Apple normally makes public beta builds available a day or two after it releases the developer betas.

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