Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 and more than a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.

Registered developers can download the iOS 10.2 beta 5 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

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iOS 10.2 introduces new emoji, such as clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more. There are more than a hundred new emoji, including several profession emoji available in both male and female genders, such as firefighter, mechanic, lawyer, doctor, scientist, and more. Apple has also redesigned many existing emoji, adding more detail to make them look much more realistic.

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, 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.

The TV app serves as an Apple-designed TV guide that aims to simplify the television watching experience and allow users to discover new TV shows and movies to watch.

The TV app is available on iOS devices and the Apple TV, and in iOS 10.2, the "Videos" app has been replaced entirely with the new "TV" app, which will now serve as the iOS TV and movie hub.

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.

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Top Rated Comments

Gix1k Avatar
98 months ago
Not gonna lie...iOS 10 is what kept me using iPhone over Android. Before 10, it was safe to say Android was better. Now Apple has leveled the playing field.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verpeiler Avatar
98 months ago
most stupid comment I've ever read on MacRumors. Congrats!
..then you rarely read macrumors.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maccswe Avatar
98 months ago
Headphone jack is back in beta 5, finally!!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
braddick Avatar
98 months ago
It sounds like iOS 10 drains batteries a lot faster....so there's that difference...
The same complaint was leveled at iOS9 over iOS8; iOS8 over iOS7; iOS7 over iOS6 and so forth and so on. . .
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
exi Avatar
98 months ago
Any improvement in Bluetooth functionality not mentioned in release notes explicitly? Since their work on it with 10.1.1, have had some issues streaming in the car as have others from poking around here.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brammy Avatar
98 months ago
Are we really going to do this until eternity? Installing endless buggy OS updates that keep us scurrying around like frantic mice until we drop from exhaustion. I'm already exhausted.
Err.. don't sign up for the program then?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)