Apple releases developer beta 3 OS versions for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and tvOS
The iOS 11 developer beta 3 is available for eligible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models. It brings new features which were showcased during the WWDC 2017 conference last month. The developer beta 3 comes with drag-and-drop feature, along with a redesigned multi-tasking interface, for the iPad. There is also a customisable control centre among other enhancements and stability improvements. You have to be registered as a developer to get the new OS version.
The macOS High Sierra developer beta 3 now includes a new AFS or Apple File System, along with some other features talked about during the WWDC 2017 such as HEVC format video playback, Metal 2 and some upgrades in the Photos and Safari applications. Again, you have to be registered as a developer to get your hands on this particular OS version.
Apple has also rolled out tvOS developer beta 3 OS version for Apple TV users. Although there are no major updates in this one, the company has rolled out some nifty little functions such as Home Screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and others.
For those unaware, Apple also announced that it will introduce Amazon’s Prime Video platform to the OS. CEO Tim Cook said that the Amazon Prime app will arrive later this year, but no particular date was mentioned. We assume that the OS will roll out a few days after the unveiling of the new iPhone handsets.
On a related note, Apple made its refreshed version of MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac models available in India this week. The new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are also available with authorised Apple stores across the country.