Apple Releases First iOS 10.2 Beta to Public Beta Testers With New Emoji, Wallpapers and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, just one over one week after releasing the first major iOS 10 update, iOS 10.1, and one day after providing the iOS 10.2 beta to developers.

    Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 beta 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 macOS Sierra betas. Betas are not stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.

    iOS 10.2, as a major 10.x update, includes several new features to enhance iOS 10. New emoji have been added, introducing Unicode 9 characters like clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more, plus many profession emoji available in both male and female genders.

    Apple has also updated the artwork on many existing emoji, adding detail and making them look less cartoonish and more realistic. In addition to new emoji, the 10.2 update includes new wallpaper, new Music sorting options, a new "Celebrate" Screen Effect," an option for preserving camera settings, a Videos widget, and more.

    Article Link: Apple Releases First iOS 10.2 Beta to Public Beta Testers With New Emoji, Wallpapers and More
  2. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
  3. Hanzu Lao Suspended

    Hanzu Lao

    Aug 24, 2016
    Only problem is that to get to them is a nightmare from UX point. Why not just 3d touch on a message text and select what you need from a bubble.
  4. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
  5. sennys macrumors newbie


    Oct 29, 2016
  6. ginkobiloba macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
    Good to see Apple devoting so much ressources to emojis. Cause, you know, that's the most important thing users need right now....It's not like competitors are making Surface Studios and stuff like that...
  7. StandardFlint macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2016
    These fools. When will they realize that we need an emoji to express our dislike of emojis.
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    Emojis!!!!! I can think of better things that users want and need.
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  9. Firebrand macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2016
  10. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I am sure that the team enabling Unicode Emoji is the EXACT SAME TEAM that would do the industrial design and engineering needed to develop a Surface Studio competitor.
  11. JeffSmith macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2002
    I'm stoked to have the star ratings for songs back. Having only like/dislike is useless. I rarely emphatically "LOVE" or "HATE" a song. The star rating with smart playlists allows me to control how often I hear certain tracks. Some longs I really like but would not want to hear them 7-8 times a day.
  12. procrastinasn macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    You're so right. Because:
    1. software engineers know how to update hardware
    2. many people don't use Emojis
    3. many people can afford $3000 desktop machines


    Why do people constantly have to bring up the Surface Studio, regardless of the main post? It's such a niche product, and in this case, way more niche than Emoji.

    Let me guess, you're probably not going to buy the Studio, right?
  13. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
  14. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I'm not seeing the new wallpapers on my iPhone 6 Plus. Are these new wallpapers exclusive to certain devices? I'm guessing it's maybe only for 6S and above only?
  15. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    I was deeply worried.....thank God Apple showed me they still have a clue of what to do, EMOJI!!!!

    Now release some watch bands and I am all set!
  16. DJLAXL macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2014
    Why people bother to come on MR just to b*tch, complain, and just bring negativity is annoying as hell. Show them where it hurts....with your wallets. Don't like the products? Buy something else which offers more to your liking. Don't like software updates? Go to Android where your phone carrier dictates when you get updates.

    **You all also do realize that the emojis are accepted/updated by a Unicode Consortium right? Apple just adds them to align with the Unicode 9....but I assume you'd complain and cry about it anyway***
  17. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    I mean I get why iMessage isn't cross platform after seeing it, as well. If you were to send that sparks effect to someone with a Note 7, they would think their phone was beginning to explode.
  18. BurgDog macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    Apple needs more diversity of their staff as one of their stated goals. They get that by hiring more artists and fewer engineers. Thus more Emojis and less engineering.
  19. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014
    More emojis can't come soon enough! Typing all of these entire words and idea out really cuts into my productivity.
  20. Loco Emperor macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2016
    Today I learned that ios users are just as bad as windows phone users complaining about the fact an update is bringing new additions to the ecosystem.
  21. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
  22. JoCoWashington macrumors newbie


    Nov 1, 2016
    New Mexico
    You do realize that there are different departments within Apple, right?

    Tim: "Listen up. I need every single department, including the car team, to focus their attention on creating a Surface Studio competitor."
    Craig: "What about iOS bug fixes and a public betas?"
    Tim: "That can wait, like the Airpods... Get to work!"
  23. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
    I already reached a point where I'm having a hard time finding the emoji I'm looking for because of the sheer amount of emoji. Glad we're getting even more to zift through.
  24. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I have an idea that'll BLOW YOUR MIND... Watch Band Emojii!
  25. imronburgundy macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2013
    Emoji??? How about a fix to the iMessage lockscreen quick reply? It pains me every time I have to wait for it to load.

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