Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4 Beta 8, watchOS 3.2 Beta 7
Apple has just released macOS 10.12.4 beta 8 for Mac users as well as watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for those with Apple Watch.
The release of macOS 10.12.4 beta 8 comes only a few days after the company seeded beta 7 of 10.12.4, while watchOS 3.2 beta 7 comes almost a week after beta 6 seed of watchOS 3.2.
macOS 10.12.4 beta 8
As you might expect from a whopping eighth beta, this particular release does not bring anything new to the table, but instead looks to build on what Apple has already introduced with macOS 10.12.4, including the introduction of the new Night Shift function which will adjust the display’s color temperature during the evening hours. This is part of Apple’s plans to provide a better, more relaxed user-experience by introducing less blue light into the user’s eyes. That is the main feature introduced and built upon with these betas, but Apple has also brought a more powerful Siri experience, and better handling of PDFs.
As always, those who are currently assisting Apple with the testing process of macOS 10.12.4, are instantly able to grab this eight, and latest, beta directly from the Mac App Store Updates tab. This applies to those who already have an existing beta installed on their MacBook or iMac, and will come down as an over-the-air download and install for instant access and use.
watchOS 3.2 beta 7
watchOS is definitely one of Apple’s growing platforms, alongside tvOS. It’s probably fair to suggest that no one really expected the Cupertino-based company to release seven betas to developers for watchOS 3.2, but here we are, with the biggest platform inclusion being the existence of the new Theater Mode. This new inclusion is designed to instantly set up the Apple Watch to be used in dark environments, such as a cinema or Theater, and makes sure the display is of the correct brightness and that all notifications are turned off so as to not disturb other individuals.
Like iOS and macOS, the latest improvements to watchOS also include an improved Siri experience through an enhanced SiriKit, as well as miscellaneous improvements designed to improve the overall experience. Anyone currently testing watchOS 3.2 will be able to grab this latest beta directly from the connected iPhone via the Watch app, on the basis that the Watch has 50-percent battery and is plugged into a power source.