Download: iOS 10 Beta 8 / Public Beta 7, tvOS 10 Beta 7 Released
Apple has just released iOS 10 beta 8, iOS 10 public beta 7, and tvOS 10 beta 7 download for registered developers and testers one week after seeding beta 7 and public beta 6 builds of iOS 10, and two weeks after seeding tvOS 10 beta 6. Today’s updates reflect the company’s growing urgency to stabilize both platforms ahead of what will likely be an official public launch next month, which is an impressive feat considering how far both operating systems have come since they were originally introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference just over two months ago.
iOS 10 Developer Beta 8 / Public Beta 7
As you might expect from a beta that is being released so far into development, this latest update focuses on stabilization of the platform and ensuring that it’s on the right track for a public launch in the coming weeks. If you believe the Apple marketing machine, then iOS 10 represents one of the biggest updates ever to the iOS platform, bringing with it high changes to certain parts of the system experience, such as Messages, Maps, and Photos.
Given how close we are to an actual release, it’s likely that iOS 10 beta 8 will be the last release before a Golden Master seed is provided to testers. It’s then expect that that GM will be the same build that’s released alongside the iPhone 7 next month.
As always, the latest beta of iOS 10, whether it be for developers or registered public testers, is available to download over-the-air on compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Both developers and testers can access this update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. For those trying to install iOS 10 for the first time, they need to head to either developer.apple.com or beta.apple.com to get started with Apple’s iOS betas.
tvOS 10 Beta 7
tvOS is one of Apple’s most exciting platforms at the moment. Granted, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are two impressive platform improvements, but tvOS 10 is growing before our very eyes, giving s a chance to experience it in one of the most important areas of the home; our living rooms. This next-generation platform version for Apple TV focuses on bringing additional power to tvOS with improvements to Siri, an ability to directly manage HomeKit accessories, and of course, the much-loved Dark Mode that most consumers seem to love, among other things.
This latest beta doesn’t introduce anything hugely earth-shattering or user-facing, and instead focuses on under-the-hood improvements and performance enhancements as Apple gets closer to a public release. Anyone with a fourth-generation Apple TV and a previous beta version installed will be able to grab this latest update over-the-air directly from the Settings menu on the set-top box.