After months of betas, Apple has finally released tvOS 17 and watchOS 10 Release Candidate versions ahead of a final release to the public.
Apple has been testing tvOS 17 and watchOS 10 with developers ever since the updates were previewed during a WWDC event on June 5, and now they’re almost ready for prime time.
The Release Candidate, or RC versions, are the last before updates are made available to everyone who wants them — assuming no showstopping bugs are found, that is.
tvOS 17 Release Candidate
The tvOS 17 RC update is now available for download by those who are registered developers and have an Apple TV on which to install it. The tvOS 17 update isn’t a huge one this year, but it does add support for FaceTime as well as a revamped Control Center.
watchOS 10 Release Candidate
Registered developers can now download the watchOS 10 update via the Watch app on their iPhone so long as their Apple Watch is on charge and has at least 50% battery. This update is a large one, bringing changes to a number of first-party apps to make them look and feel better to use. Control Center can also now be opened from anywhere by pressing the Side button, while new watch faces, workout types, and more are also on the way in this update.
We’re now closer than ever to Apple making both of these updates available to all. Now we see how these RC versions behave before that happens.