Apple Releases OS X 10.11.2 Beta 3 And tvOS 9.1 Beta 2
Only a week after Apple released beta 2 of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 and first beta of tvOS 9.1, Apple today has made available OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 3 and tvOS 9.1 beta 2 for download.
Both the updates are currently available to developers registered on the Apple Developer Program, with public beta builds for both likely to be released shortly as well.
The availability of a new beta seed is always an exciting time for those registered developers who are assisting Apple with the roadmap to market. However, as is usually the case when we start reaching the second and third beta seeds, Apple tends to go a little shy on what’s actually included as part of the release. Nothing has changed this time around in OS X 10.11.2 beta 2, with the accompanying notation simply stipulating that “this is a pre-release version of OS X v10.11.2”. It’ll take a little bit of digging to see what’s actually new and notable in this latest beta, if anything, but for now we do know that 10.11.2 beta 2 carries build number 15C40a, and that it ships with a number of behind-the-scenes improvements.
Like in previous two betas of OS X 10.11.2, the Cupertino-based company has requested that those interacting with the release focus on Networking, Graphics, Mail, USB Connectivity, and Spotlight as well as a few other key areas.
As mentioned, Apple has also issued the second beta of tvOS 9.1 to those same developers. This particular beta of tvOS 9.1 follows hot on the heels of yesterday’s public release of the first update to the tvOS ecosystem, taking it to version 9.0.1.
In a similar fashion to the latest OS X release, Apple appears to be concentrating its engineering efforts on stabilizing and improving performance of tvOS under-the-hood. At first glance, there’s nothing extremely notable or visually different with today’s tvOS 9.1 beta 2. The original beta enabled basic Siri compatibility with Apple Music directly on the Apple TV, but there doesn’t seem to be any continuation of that implementation just yet. As always, if we dig a little deeper and uncover anything, we’ll let you know.
Both the updates are currently available to developers registered on the Apple Developer Program.