Apple on Monday seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the third beta of iOS 10.2 and a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.
Along with new emoji, iOS 10.2 includes new wallpaper, new Music sorting options and buttons for Repeat and Shuffle, new “Celebrate” and “Send with Love” Screen Effects, an option for preserving camera settings, a TV widget and TV settings, Single-Sign On support for watching live TV via apps, and the official “TV” app that was first introduced at Apple’s October 27 event.
With iOS 10.2, the “Videos” app is replaced entirely with the new “TV” app, which will now serve as the TV and movie hub on iOS devices.
Apple has called iOS 10 its “biggest release ever” for iOS users, with a revamped lock screen, a Siri SDK for developers, an overhauled Messages app, a dedicated “Home” app for HomeKit users, new facial and object recognition capabilities in Photos, and redesigned Maps and Apple Music apps.
As for what’s new in the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile OS, that remains to be seen. The new software is available as an over-the-air update. It’s also available via Apple’s dedicated developer portal.
If anything new is discovered in iOS 10.2 beta 4, we’ll update this post accordingly.