Along with iOS 10.3 beta 4, Apple has released the fourth test build of the software releases of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2. Updates have become available to developers participating in the official program of the Apple.
Apple testing iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2 since the end of January. The release of the final assemblies is expected in the next month.
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 aimed at solving the problems detected in the OS and improving the overall performance of Mac. About the radical revision of the interface or global innovations, of course, it is not.
Among the main innovations the developers call a new function Night Shift that debuted in iOS 9. It allows you to customize the monitor’s color temperature and select a time period to activate it. Since MacOS users very often use computers before going to sleep, they will be useful to look at the display is in warmer tones. As conceived by Apple, it will have a positive impact on the quality of sleep and time of sleep.
Among other innovations macOS Sierra 10.12.4 worth noting is the support of the Shanghai dialect to dictation mode, updated API for PDFKit and new Siri command for cricket matches. Also emphasis was placed on improving mechanisms for the protection and improvement of performance, stability, compatibility, and security, as well as on fixing bugs.
Download macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 through the Mac App Store. Final Assembly is expected next month.
watch OS 3.2 beta 4
watchOS 3 – the third major update to the software platform for “smart” watches Apple Watch. With the release of Apple focused on the performance of wearable devices.
watchOS 3.2 is a minor upgrade of the operating system. The main novelty of the release has become the new mode of smart watches to Theater Mode. It allows Apple Watch wearers to easily turn off the device to sound and deactivate the activation screen when picked up wrist. Enable Theater Mode from the control watchOS.
When enabling Theater Mode notifications keep coming for the Apple Watch, the user will only receive haptic effects to not miss an important message. To view the notification when an enabled theater mode you must touch the screen or Digital Crown wheel. Thus, nearby people will not be distracted by extraneous sounds during movies or theatrical performances.
Also in the update watchOS 3.2 added a set of tools for developers SiriKit, who works in the same way as on the iPhone. The authors of the applications for “smart” hours will be able to make services in their programs can be accessed via the voice assistant.
watch OS 3.2 beta 4 can be downloaded using a standard Watch app on the iPhone. To install the OS on the platform of the previous generation, you must download the certificate on the website developer.apple.com.