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Apple Releases iOS 10 Golden Master for Public Beta Testers

Apple today 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.

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. The video below will walk you through the necessary steps for installing the iOS 10 beta to give the new features a try.

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iOS 10 includes a huge number of new features and design tweaks, like a reimagined Lock screen experience, a revamped Messages app with background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, a full App Store and more, and a Photos app with impressive facial, scene, and object recognition capabilities.

There's a new Home app, apps like Maps and Apple Music have been redesigned, and there are hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes in the operating system, which we cover extensively in our iOS 10 roundup.

Apple will release iOS 10 next Tuesday, two days before the official launch date of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.



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32 months ago
Does Safari feel more courageous?
Rating: 18 Votes
32 months ago

I'll wait for the final release...

The GM is the final release. You can upgrade it as normal like the final release from here on out because they have the same identifiers.
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Once Apple says it does, yes. "Courage" is the new "magical."

This is going to be a thing for like the next five years, isn't it? I'm already annoyed, lol.
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago
The golden days have arrived!
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago

But does it have......Courage?


Once Apple says it does, yes. "Courage" is the new "magical."

Rating: 3 Votes
32 months ago

I'll wait for the final release...


...and there is a good chance that this *is* the final release.
Rating: 3 Votes
32 months ago

Want to do this (not on any public beta right now), but if I do and they release final that is same as public beta, am I stuck on public beta update path?


Basically there is a profile you download to your phone. After you get the GM version you can delete the beta profile and will get updates as if you never had the beta.

If you want to get off the beta before the GM you would have to connect to iTunes and restore to the previous version. In this case IOS 9.
Rating: 3 Votes
32 months ago
I installed the GM yesterday (after having not used any of the betas) and it seems pretty solid. My wife had an app crashing on her on her iPhone, and I had some glitches with the progress bars in the memories section of the photos app getting locked up, but I let it do it's thing over night and let me tell you, the AI in the photos search is incredible. It could pick out my new infant son separate from my infant daughter. Given a photo of my 2.5 year old, it found photos of her as a baby. When I clicked through to "train" it for people photos, it was about 98-99% accurate, and only stumbled on a couple baby photos where it matched once my new son (who has a lot less photos) to my daughter when she was an infant, and it matched one photo of my daughter to another infant boy who was in a background in a stroller. Not bad at all. It even came up with a photo of a flower I took as a "Bachelor's Button" and correctly labeled most of the maple trees. It had a little trouble with oak trees, but I mean come on, this thing is an amazing start! Found all the photos of my rabbit, my friends dogs and cats, frogs that my daughter was holding, mushroom that was in my backyard, clouds, fire, etc with great accuracy. Does anyone know how to remove something from a category, which should help improve the AI—right? I'd love the ability to tag a photo as well to help train it.
Rating: 2 Votes
32 months ago

Hey guys. If I install the GM will most apps work with iOS 10? I'm thinking snapchat, facebook, tinder.. the usual stuff.

The only app that didn't work for me with the public beta of 10 was the DirectTV app, and that was corrected with an update that was released for that app yesterday.
Rating: 2 Votes
32 months ago

So why does iOS get a GM for public beta testers and the macOS public beta testers don't?


Probably because Sierra is being released a week later. Chances are that GM comes a little later.
Rating: 2 Votes
32 months ago

But does it take courage to make Safari snappier?

Some things never die at MacRumors. I've seen thousands of memes come and go across the internet in general, but these people know how to beat the soil a dead horse dissolved into.


Oh yeah. I've seen that here too. I made my contribution to the shenanigans on this thread and will leave it be....but let's face it: this is one is Schillers doing haha.....he never should have said that publicly! (imo) Fuel for a never ending fire lol.
Rating: 2 Votes

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