Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 2 to developers

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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 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

iOS 10 is available to members of the Apple Developer Program and will launch to public beta testers signed on the Apple Beta Software Program in July ahead of public availability this fall.

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.