Apple rolls out developer beta 5 for iOS 10, OS Sierra & more
Apple rolls out developer beta 5 for iOS 10, OS Sierra & more. Image from YouTube.

The American tech giant Apple released its latest set of operating system updates exclusively for registered developers on Tuesday. The new IOS 10 beta versions are available through the official channels, on the App Store or as over-the-air updates.

The release follows the latest developer beta launch a little over a week ago and the initial announcement of the new OS during the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference by Apple back in early June.

Out of all the devices by Apple, the crown jewel is undisputedly the iPhone. As expected, its mobile operating system iOS 10 underwent some significant changes on the latest beta and now sees some further tuning on the fifth release.

The non-stop work by Apple developers and engineers to tune iOS 10 to the point is finally giving fruits. Developer beta 5 sees some major bug fixes on the main applications like iMessage and Phone, besides some functionality issues fixed on the Wallet app, the App Store, and compatibility with the new Apple TV.

Furthermore, the aesthetic aspect of the iOS interface was not overlooked, as the Control Center, the Notification Center, and the Lock Screen have received makeovers in the latest version, reportedly including even a new locking sound.

The music and photo app also got an image refresh, and the facial recognition feature got a makeover too.

IOS 10 integrates the Apple Watch with other devices and expands the emoji pack 

In addition, the fifth developer beta includes the Swift Playgrounds app, which was presented at the Worldwide Developers Conference, and it is intended to teach children and young users how to code in a dynamic way.

The testers also noted the latest update for the iPhone and iPad’s mobile software fixed some compatibility issues between legacy software like macOS Sierra and tvOS. Specifically, Apple addressed some minor bugs in FaceTime’s display between devices, as well as including Siri as a feature for iMacs and MacBooks.

The other main additions to macOS Sierra’s fifth beta for developers include the support for the Apple Pay platform and integration with other Apple devices such as the Apple Watch to unlock the computer. Moreover, the newly designed and expanded emoji set packed in the fourth developer beta of iOS 10 is now also available in Sierra too.

WatchOS and tvOS new betas do not show new changes as significant as those presented on the desktop and mobile operating systems iterations, but they have also received some aesthetic tweaks to enhance their interfaces and some code work to improve functionality.

Source: Apple Developer