Apple Releases Second Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers

Apple Releases Second Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers

Apple on Tuesday seeded the second beta release of iOS 10.2.1 to developers. The second beta of their upcoming iOS update comes just one week following the release of the first beta.

Apple Releases Second Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers

Registered developers can either download and install the second seed – build 14D15 – from the Apple Developer Center, or over-the-air on devices with the proper configuration profile installed.

At this point, we don’t know what new features, if any, are included in the second beta of iOS 10.2.1, but as a minor 10.2.X update, we likely shouldn’t expect much more than bug fixes and performance enhancements. There probably won’t be much in the way of visible feature changes or additions.

iOS 10.2, released last Monday, included a number of new features and improvements to the OS. New features include a “TV” app, which acts as a TV guide that simplifies the viewing experience on iOS devices, and on the fourth-generation Apple TV. (Via tvOS 10.1, which was also released to the public on Monday.) The app helps television and movie viewers discover new content to watch on their devices.

In addition to the TV App, Apple has also debuted the much-anticipated Single Sign-on feature, which allows users of iOS devices to sign in once using their cable or satellite credentials, and view content in various apps offered by content suppliers. Single Sign-On is available for DIRECTV, Dish, GTA, GVTC Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire, MetroCast, Service Electric Cablevision, and Sling TV. Single Sign-on is also available on fourth-generation Apple TV’s running tvOS 10.1.

iOS 10.2 also includes over one hundred new emoji, including several professional emoji, representing both male and female genders. Several emoji have also been redesigned, making them look a bit more realistic.

Also included in the update are new wallpapers, new sorting options and design tweaks in the Apple Music app, new “Celebrate” and “Send with Love” message screen effects, the option to preserve Camera app settings, and more.