Apple has just released another beta test for its iOS 10 just after a few days ago since its latest one. This is the seventh beta for developers and beta testers and it’s starting to look like that Apple wants to hammer out all the bugs and glitches out of iOS 10 as fast as possible to prepare for the upcoming release of their flagship device, the iPhone 7.
Apple has officially announced the newest version of iOS only around two months ago at the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference. The amount of beta tests in this short amount of time is either an indication that Apple wants to release iOS 10 ahead of the iPhone 7, or there were some severe bugs found in the beta tests that needed further review.
Apple’s upcoming operating system will have some new and interesting features for users. Among them, the most exciting is the massive Siri update that will allow third-party integrations. Unfortunately, beta testers aren’t able to experience the full potential of this new feature because third-party developers haven’t even released any apps for iOS 10, and they won’t do so until it’s actually released. Depending on that developers come up with, this may change how people use their phones.
Apple has also unveiled that iOS 10 will deliver a fully redesigned lock screen. It will allow users to receive improved notifications that can display even small live widgets. The new OS will also come with a new update for your Photos, including intelligent photo albums, face recognition and deep learning categorization. Apple hasn’t forgotten about new updates for the Maps, Music, Phone and HomeKit apps.
Last but the not the least, the Messages app will receive a lot of new features such as message effects, an emojify feature, rich link previews, Slack-like feedback on messages and even third-party extensions.
If you want to take part in the newest beta test, then you should enroll in the Apple Beta Software Program, which allows direct downloads of iOS beta 7 from Apple’s Developer Center. The updated software is also available as an over-the-air download. The current update is only 60MB download, and it most likely adds only bug fixes and various optimizations.
Are you excited about the upcoming release of iOS 10?
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