Apple Seeds iOS 10.2 Beta 1 to Developers

iOS 10 Release Notes

Earlier today, Apple officially released iOS 10.1.1, which focused on fixing a bug that wasn’t displaying Health data.

Now, later in the day, the company has officially seeded the first beta release of iOS 10.2 to developers. As for what’s new in the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile OS, that remains to be seen. It’s possible there are new forward-facing user changes on the way, and if any of those are discovered we’ll update this post accordingly.

For devices already part of the developer program, the new software is available as an over-the-air update.

What’s New:

  • Video Widget: There is a brand new widget for the stock Videos app. Accessible by swiping right from the lock screen or the Home screen, it will show available TV shows and/or movies in the user’s library. Selecting a piece of content will jump right into it.
  • New Wallpapers: There are new wallpapers to choose from within iOS 10.2 beta 1.
  • Emoji: Apple has included more emoji, this time pulling from Unicode 9. That means there are new options, including croissant, pancake, owl, fox face, selfie, and many more.
  • Emergency Contact Notifications: When activating the Emergency SOS feature within iOS or watchOS, designated emergency contacts will also be notified.
  • Camera Preserve Settings: With this feature, users can preserve their last selected camera settings in the stock app, including the ability to preserve Mode, Live Photo, or Filter.