You can now download iOS 10.3 public beta 3 and macOS 10.12.4 public beta 3 seeds as Apple has now made them live and available to all users registered in Apple Beta Software Program.
Public beta’s is Apple’s way of ensuring that more use-case scenarios – beyond the scope of developers – are explored, generating feedback to the relevant engineering teams, who can then apply some fixes. As for what this means for public beta 3 of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, carry on reading to find out what’s new.
iOS 10.3 Public Beta 3
One relatively important, and very interesting, aspect of iOS 10.3 beta 3 is the new integration of the App Compatibility section, which can be found by navigating to Settings > General > About > Applications > App Compatibility. This new feature introduced with this latest beta relates back to an earlier alert found in an initial beta, and basically lets users know which installed apps are yet to be updated with a 64-bit binary. Basically, Apple is naming and shaming apps as part of a bigger roadmap which will ultimately see those apps fail to function and load in future versions of iOS.
Aside from the improvements and feature additions which we already know about from previous betas, this latest seed is very much a bug fix release which looks to build on what has already been introduced in order to get iOS 10.3 ready for a global public rollout.
If you already have iOS 10.3 public beta 2 installed on your device, or are running Apple’s beta configuration profile, then you can head on over to the Software Update mechanism right now through the Settings app (Settings > General > Software Update) and grab iOS 10.3 public beta 3 as an OTA update. For those new to public betas, register yourself in the Apple Beta Software Program at beta.apple.com.
macOS 10.12.4 Public Beta 3
Apple has taken its time with macOS 10.12.4 beta 3, seeding it approximately 2 weeks after the second beta of this particular version of macOS was sent out into the hands of developers. As you might expect, and perhaps disappointingly considering the two-week gap, macOS 10.12.4 beta 3 is all about the progression and streamlining of what has already been included with previous betas, and is therefore predominantly a bug fix and enhancement release. That includes streamlining previously announced features, such as the wonderful Night Shift mode.
For those that already have the previous release installed on their iMac or MacBook, it’s possible to head on over to the Mac App Store and grab the latest release as an over-the-air update. For those new to installing public betas on their Mac, head over to beta.apple.com to register yourself in the Apple Beta Software Program.
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