Apple has just released the golden master version of iOS 10 to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after releasing the seventh iOS 10 public beta and just a day after seeding the iOS 10 golden master to developers. The iOS 10 golden master represents the version of iOS 10 that will be provided to the public on Tuesday, September 13, should no additional bugs be discovered.
iOS 10 includes a lengthy list of new features for Apple’s mobile operating system, including:
- New visual effects for iMessages
- A sticker system for the Messages app
- Tap to replace Emoji
- Improvements to Siri functionality
- A more informative Maps app
- A dedicated Home app for Homekit accessories
- Raise to wake
- A new Apple Music experience
- More 3D Touch gestures
- Contextual predictions
- Improvements to search in the Photos app
- Apple Pay on the web
- Multilingual typing
- All-new SDKs
- And more…
Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 golden master update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.
Those who want to be a part of Apple’s beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas.
Apple will release iOS 10 next Tuesday, two days before the official launch date of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.