Apple Releases iOS 10.2 Beta 2
Apple has made iOS 10.2 Beta 2 available to both developers and public beta testers. Apple has not publicly listed the new features in iOS 10.2, but a handful are present in the test build of the operating system. For example, iOS 10.2 includes Unicode 9 and a fresh batch of emoji, as well as new wallpapers, iMessage screen effects, camera settings, video widgets, and emergency contact alerts. iOS 10.2 Beta 2 is free for to download from Apple's developer console, or via the public beta program. Apple hasn't said when it might release iOS 10.2 to all users. Apple also made new betas of watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.2 available to developers.
Unicode Accepts Some Google-Designed Women Emoji
Jul 14, 2016
Google today said the Unicode Technical Committee, the organization that oversees the development of emoji, has agreed to add some of the professional women emoji Google proposed earlier this year. Specifically, Unicode will add 11 (of the 13 suggested) professional female emoji in all skin colors.
Apple Overhauls iMessage to Compete with Snapchat and Messenger
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today showed off a new version of iMessage bound for iOS 10 that should help the app compete with the likes of Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. The new iMessage app makes it far easier to find and use emoji, which now appear bigger on the screen.
Apple Debuts Another Round of Betas
Dec 5, 2016
Apple today released a handful of new beta versions of its core operating systems. These betas are specifically for developers, rather than public beta testers.
Apple Seeds a Host of New Betas, Including iOS 10.2
Nov 1, 2016
Apple this week released new beta versions of all its core operating systems to developers. App writers can download and test beta 1 of iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1, and Xcode 8.2.