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Apple launches 6th developer beta for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS, and tvOS

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Going by the frequency at which Apple is coming up with beta versions of its upcoming software, we could soon see a couple of more versions before the official launch next month. Within a week of releasing 5th developer beta, Apple has now launched the next iteration for the iOS, MacOS, WatchOS, and tvOS.

Strictly speaking, the newer versions are increasingly becoming more stable and focused on removing bugs rather than new features. The 6th beta version of iOS has fixed several bugs which developers reported in earlier versions.

For instance, search hints are now working in Messages Store, there is no blank screen in sticker pack app, and Siri is working fine with requests of app removal. The developers are also reporting that there is no more distortion in dock background while moving the iPads running iOS 10.

Notably, Apple is calling iOS its biggest iOS update ever. There are major changes in the system involving new coding app Swift Playgrounds, updated and redesigned Music, News, iMessage, Notification center, and Lock Screen. Siri will also become more powerful in the upcoming version.

Talking about Siri, the personal assistant is also coming to the desktop in MacOS Sierra. It will also have an updated Photos app and Safari browser.

The company has also redesigned the interface of Apple watch in its new OS. The watch will also have faster-launching apps and will no longer have friends screen when pushing the side button. Apple TV will get a dark mode and single sign-on feature for authenticated TV apps in its latest OS update.

Several media reports have suggested that Apple is also planning to launch new iPhone versions on September 7 followed by the final release of updated OS.

Meanwhile, the company has also released iOS 10 public beta 5 for non-developers to have a feel of the new OS before actual launch. Developers who have previous five beta versions can download the 6th developer beta for iOS 10 via an over-the-air download. Or they can visit Apple’s developer center for a direct download.

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