Following the first developer-only preview of iOS 10 which was issued following the June 13 WWDC keynote, the Cupertino firm today pushed iOS 10 beta 2 (build number “14A5297c”) to the members of the Apple Developer Program. The new software is available as an over-the-air download on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices that run the first beta. A beta of iOS 10 will be made available to public beta testers in July.
Changes in iOS 10 beta 2
For the complete overview of what’s new in iOS 10 beta 2, check out our running list of changes and tweaks discovered in iOS 10 beta 2.
Other developer updates
Apple today released the following OS-related updates for developers:
- iOS 10 beta 2 (build 14A5297c)
- macOS 10.12 Sierra beta 2 (build 16A239j)
- watchOS 3 beta 2 (build 14S5278d)
- tvOS beta 2 (build 14T5284d)
- Xcode 8 beta 2 (build 8S162m)
- Apple Configurator 2.3 beta 2 (build 3D27)
- Apple TV Remote 1.0 beta 2 (build 1A135)
- Safari 10 beta 2 (build 11602.1.38.4) for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite
iOS 10 highlights
iOS 10 includes a plethora of new features for both end-users and developers, including a huge update to Messages that delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, like stickers and full-screen effects, third-party support for Siri, overhauled Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News apps, an all-new Home stock app and more.
With iOS 10, Apple is taking advantage of the extensions architecture that debuted in iOS 8 to open up additional aspects of the operating system to developers, including Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages.
iOS 10 availability
System requirements for iOS 10 are the same as those for its predecessor, but the iPhone 4s, original iPad mini and iPad 2 are no longer supported.