Apple has seeded to developers tvOS 10.1.1 beta 2 for Apple TV and watchOS 3.1.3 beta 2 for Apple Watch. Here are the details.
The Cupertino-based company has given developers something additional to sink their teeth into with the immediate release of the aforementioned two pre-release seeds. The release of both seeds come approximately four weeks after Apple issued the first beta to developers, and yet again gives those registered on the Apple Developer Program an opportunity to look into the latest changes, additions and improvements.
watchOS 3.1.3 Beta 2
Any developer with an Apple Watch, or even those with access to a developer account for installation purposes, will already be well aware that the initial beta of watchOS 3.1.3 didn’t bring any major changes or outward-facing improvements for users to sink their teeth into. Unfortunately, it looks like the same can be said this time around with Apple treating beta 2 as an opportunity to make additional under-the-hood improvements in pursuit of a more streamlined and pleasurable Apple Watch experience.
If any additional changes or feature additions do come to light, then we will bring them directly to you. For now, watchOS 3.1.3 beta 2 can be downloaded and installed to the Apple Watch by using the accompanying iPhone app and heading to the Software Update mechanism (General > Software Update).
tvOS 10.1.1 Beta 2
Beta 2 of tvOS 10.1.1 is carrying on where the original beta left off. Granted, Apple is not bringing any major changes, functionality improvements or outward-facing additions to the table with this latest release, but it is using the latest platform upgrades to push the fourth-generation Apple TV hardware forward. This is very much an incremental upgrade that will look to fix a number of bugs and potential security risks, but that will also pave the way for the next big tvOS update with new features.
As always, anyone with an Apple TV 4, running a beta configuration profile, will be able to head to the Update mechanism in Settings and grab the latest beta as an over-the-air update. For those that may want a fresh install, it’s possible to grab the latest IPSW directly from Apple and install to the Apple TV using a USB-A to USB-C cable, and of course, iTunes.
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