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

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers, two days after seeding the sixth 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 seventh beta of iOS 10.2 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 dozens of new Unicode 9 emoji, plus 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 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 both iOS devices and the Apple TV (in the tvOS 10.1 beta), 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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51 months ago

Is this a f***ing joke?

Things getting fixed is a joke now? Interesting how that works.
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51 months ago

Don't be so simple-minded. 2 betas each week, rather than 1 per week, is more than likely a result of bad planning on Apple's part.

Better to release things with more issues? Talk about simple-minded.
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51 months ago
People are getting annoyed by the beta updates. Man... Nobody forced you to install in first place.
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51 months ago

Trust me, I know this. Apple is normally much more organized with this though, for example, planning one major bug release to public and developers. My point still stands as valid. We don't know why they've done this but it's getting ridiculous.
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Probably so.

No one is forcing you to install these betas. Its not ridiculous. I have zero problems taking 10 minutes to install a beta update.
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51 months ago

Is this a f***ing joke?

You're the joke. Don't be a beta tester if you don't want to see constant updates.
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51 months ago
I bet it's nice being a writer for MacRumors...
Just copy and paste previous articles and change the first line or two.
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