Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.1, tvOS 10.0.1, and Xcode 8.1 to Developers

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.1, tvOS 10.0.1, and Xcode 8.1 to Developers

Apple on Monday seeded the third betas of iOS 10.1, and tvOS 10.0.1 to developers for testing. The releases come one week following the second developer beta releases of the upcoming operating systems.

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.1, tvOS 10.0.1, and Xcode 8.1 to Developers

iOS 10.1

Today’s third iOS 10.1 beta seed – build 14B71 – is available as an over-the-air update to developers who have the beta configuration profile installed on their iOS devices.

The initial iOS 10.1 beta seed included:

  • The promised Portrait bokeh feature for iPhone 7 Plus.
  • A fix for motion handling. Developers will be able to access barometric pressure data for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.

We’ll report any further findings in this space.

tvOS 10.0.1

The third beta seed of tvOS 10.0.1 – build 14U69 – is also currently available to developers.

tvOS betas are a bit more involved to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Users must connect the Apple TV to to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, and install the update via iTunes or Apple Configurator. However, once a beta profile has been installed on the device, new beta releases are available over the air.

tvOS 10 brought a number of new features to users of the fourth-generationApple TV, bringing enhanced Siri capabilities, offering topic-based search, Live Tune-In for live channels, and improved HomeKit abilities.

tvOS 10 also offers a dark mode for an improved viewing experience in dark rooms, and new features for Photos and Music. Single sign-on, which will allow Apple TV viewers to sign in once with their cable subscription credentials and then access all the live cable content included with their cable subscription, doesn’t appear to be included in this beta.

Currently, we don’t know what changes are included in the first beta seed of tvOS10.0.1, but we’ll keep you posted in the space as we find out more.

Alongside the third betas of iOS 10.1 and tvOS 10.0.1, Apple also released a new third developers seed of Xcode 8.1 (build 8T47).

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