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Registered Developers Can Now Download the First Beta Version of Apple's iOS 10.2

Apple's Software
October 31, 2016

Apple has just released the first beta version of iOS 10.2 to registered developers. It can be downloaded now over-the-air or through Apple’s Developer Center.

A new watchOS, tvOS beta

A new watchOS, tvOS beta
One of the new features allow users to preserve camera settings.

One of the new features allow users to preserve camera settings.

So far, the only user-facing improvements in the iOS software includes three new wallpaper options, a video widget, and some new emoji.

Photographers should also be happy to hear about the new Preserve Camera Settings feature. Instead of completely resetting after each time the Camera app is closed, you can select to preserve the last camera mode, photo filter, and Live Photo setting.

Apple also released the first beta of watchOS 3.1.1 and tvOS 10.1.

Interestingly, there’s no sign of the TV app Apple announced during the special media event last week. We’ve confirmed that its not in the tvOS 10.1 or iOS 10.2 beta. The Apple TV software also doesn’t offer the promised single sign-on feature. That allows users to enter their cable credentials once and receive the ability to access all available content from the plethora of apps.

Earlier this morning, Apple released iOS 10.1.1 to the general public. It fixes a bug with Health data for some users.