Apple recently released the iOS 10 beta 6 for public testers. Registered developers can download the iOS beta 7, but it’s basically the counterpart of the sixth beta available for the public testers. The latest iOS 10 beta versions arrived just four days before the previous release.
MacWorld reported that the iOS 10 public beta 6/developer beta 7 weighs in at 60MB, and this update most likely contain bug fixes and optimizations. If you are interested in getting the iOS 10 beta 6 but not quite certain if your Apple mobile device can have it, below is a list of all the compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod models, according to Venture Beat.
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad (fourth generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod Touch (sixth generation)
To download the iOS 10 beta 6 as a public tester, you first need to join Apple’s official beta program. If you are not a member yet, enroll your device at Apple Beta Sotware Program. This platform is an opportunity for Apple users to have access and try out pre-release software. A valid Apple ID email address and password are required to sign up for the program, iMore noted.
Meanwhile, those who are on the Apple Developer Program can download their iOS 10 beta 7 by going to the official developer page and installing the beta profile.
iOS 10 is Apple’s next major update, first introduced during the tech giant’s WWDC event in June. The first iOS 10 beta was made available last month. As for the mobile software’s public release, iOS 10 is expected to arrive at some point this fall.
9to5Mac came up with a feasible iOS 10 release date. Based on the Cupertino-based tech company’s launch history, their new iOS versions usually arrive days before the official release of new iPhones. With rumors circulating that the upcoming iPhone 7 may have a September 16 release date, the publication speculated that the iOS 10’s official launch could happen as early as September 14.
“Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10, our biggest release yet. Express yourself in bold new ways in Messages. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. And use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. There’s so much to say about iOS 10 — here are just a few of our favorite things.”
The iOS 10 version of Messages brings in a lot of new features. For instance, the application now offers support for handwritten messages. A previous Inquisitr report also noted that fresh functionalities to expect from Messages include sending your heartbeat, use of rich links as well as making messages appear in “invisible ink.”
“Apple has also unveiled a completely redesigned lock screen with rich notifications that can display tiny live widgets and a huge Photos app update with face recognition, deep learning categorization and intelligent photo albums,” Tech Crunch noted, talking about the iOS 10. Apple fans can also expect updates to HomeKit and the Phone app.
Still deciding whether to get the iOS 10 beta 6? Since beta versions are likely to contain bugs during testing stages, Romain Dillet of Tech Crunch simply recommended not to install it on the primary Apple device you are using to avoid potential risks.
The Inquisitr will continue to keep you updated for more iOS 10 news.
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