Apple has recently made iOS 10.1.1 available to the masses, but it isn’t going to rest anytime soon. Apparently, developers already have their hands on the new iOS 10.2 beta, which Apple has now published on its developer platform.
Usually, Apple rolls out early versions of its software to developers so that they can also test it with their apps. This ensures that by the time the stable version is out, both Apple and third-party developers will have identified any faults, bugs, and problems and fixed them accordingly.
Like you’d expect from any new software application, the new iOS 10.2 beta comes with a number of new features that are currently not available on the current version. Those with access to the OS can confirm that it comes with a new widget for the default Video app alongside three new wallpapers. Furthermore, Apple has also included a new Preserve Camera setting, a celebration screen effect within the iMessages app, a new accessibility feature to the home button where users will be able to press and hold to speak, as well as new emoji.
Developers already using the developer certificate can access an over the air update for iOS 10.2 beta. Alternatively, you can check for the update via the Dev Center. At the moment, there is still not much insight into what some of these new additions will be offering, however, given that the OS is just a day old, we should be getting more details with time.
Alongside the release of the first iOS 10.2 beta, Apple also availed beta versions of other operating systems that were released alongside the new iOS 10. These are macOS 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1 as well as tvOS 10.1, but still, the latter update doesn’t bring the much-anticipated TV app to the platform. Furthermore, the new iOS 10.2 beta has not yet received this feature as well, but it should happen with future updates.