Though iOS 10 is expected to be released publicly alongside the new iPhone in a couple of weeks, but Apple doesn’t seem to be stopping with those outgoing beta releases. Just a week after pushing the 7th developer beta, Cupertino has released the 8th beta for developers and 7th beta for iOS 10 testers.
I might have previously said that the release of a new beta adds to the joy of testers, but this reduced time-frame for the update cycle is becoming kind-of ridiculous now. Apple should try and stick to the two week update cycle its used to follow with previous releases, else it would even make the public release available before it becomes official.
This developer+public beta releases do not bring about any eye-catching changes, only certain bug fixes and improvements. But the sudden release of another beta update could easily be due to the inclusion of the security patch, recently introduced in iOS 9. This security patch addresses the reported spyware attacks by agencies and government on citizens working against them.
If you own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then the developer and beta updates have been made available for you. Just head over to Settings > General > Software Updates on your phone right now to download the same. You could, however, skip this beta update and wait out until the release of the next beta update. And if you’re not interested in receiving beta updates anymore, then that’s not a problem as well. You could wait to download the final public version of iOS 10, expected to debut early September.
Talking about major changes that have been introduced in this iOS iteration include a redesigned Music and News application. It also includes a slew of new features, including a completely redesigned lock-screen with rich and interactive notifications, a smarter chirpier Siri, alongwith a much-better messaging experience.
There is currently no update about the release of the next MacOS beta release, but seeing how Apple’s sped up the process — it will definitely drop a couple more releases before the final release.