Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2.1 update to developers, three weeks after seeding the second iOS 10.2.1 beta and nearly a month after releasing iOS 10.2, the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the third iOS 10.2.1 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.


It isn't yet known what features are included in iOS 10.2.1, but as a minor 10.2.x update, it appears to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. No new features were discovered in the first two iOS 10.2.1 betas, but we'll update this post if any changes are found in the third beta.

iOS 10.2.1 follows the release of iOS 10.2, a significant update that brought Unicode 9 emoji, a new TV app, Messages Screen Effects, Music improvements, and a whole slew of bug fixes.

Update: The third public beta is also available.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers
 

trifid

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This might be is a direct response to the recent announcement of a jailbreak for 10.2...
 

Mlrollin91

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I don't think we are getting 10.3 tomorrow, hope I am wrong.
I agree, now if it was only 10.2.1 beta 3 today, then sure 10.3 might come tomorrow and this is the final jus being tested. But the fact that macOS, watchOS and tvOS all got betas makes it seem unlikely.

Because we would also get macOS 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2 with 10.3.
 

dan9700

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Guys calm down all the 10.3 leak was from a random dude on twitter and us humans go crazy and make people go viral, there is no dark mode on ios 10 and ios 10.3 will be out in few months they haven't even finnished 10.2.1 yet so guys chill out
 
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AppleFan91

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Not sure how this suddenly rules out a 10.3 beta 1 release tomorrow. I'm not saying it will or won't be there but they've done this in the past. Released a late beta of a previous build and the next day a new beta to a newer build.
 

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IMO this doesn't rule out a 10.3 beta 1 tomorrow at all. Apple has been known to work on many iOS versions at once. However I don't think the likelihood is incredibly high right now.
 

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Not sure how this suddenly rules out a 10.3 beta 1 release tomorrow. I'm not saying it will or won't be there but they've done this in the past. Released a late beta of a previous build and the next day a new beta to a newer build.
Sure, if we were only talking iOS. But we have 3 other things that are receiving beta builds now. Watch, TV, Mac. Seems very unlikely to release a beta today and then a beta tomorrow for all 4 platforms. It probably won't happen until next week.
 

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Guys calm down all the 10.3 leak was from a random dude on twitter and us humans go crazy and make people go viral, there is no dark mode on ios 10 and ios 10.3 will be out in few months they haven't even finnished 10.2.1 yet so guys chill out
Sonny Dickson. Yeah, a "random dude".

As I mentioned just a minute ago, Apple don't work on one build at a time.

You're right. 10.3 will be out in a few months but before that we'll go through multiple beta phases which will probably start tomorrow.

Some people have no idea what they're talking about...
 

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I keep hoping they'll fix the input blocking in iOS. Feels so slow when it ignores your input gestures.
 
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ConnorR

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Since theres no Public Beta build of 10.2.1 is it possible that iOS 10.3 Beta 1 could just be seeded to Public Testers First?