First Betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1 Available for Testing

Apr 6, 2016 - 9 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta  and iOS 9.3.2 beta

Apple has released a series of beta builds for system software, including iOS 9.3.2 beta 1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, OS X 10.11.5 beta 1 for Mac, WatchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2.1 beta 1 for Apple TV. The point release beta updates are primarily focused on bug fixes and feature enhancements.

The current beta builds are available for developer testing, but will likely be released in the public beta programs shortly. Anyone can choose to participate in the public beta testing programs offered by Apple, but due to the less stable nature of beta software releases it’s generally only recommended for secondary hardware or advanced users who don’t mind the buggier beta experience.

iOS 9.3.2 beta, which arrives as build 13F51a, is available now for any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices that are compatible with prior iOS 9 builds. The beta update is available now for users who are participating in the developer beta testing program through the Software Update mechanism on their devices, or through the Apple Developer Center.

iOS 9.3.2 beta 1

A first beta of OS X 10.11.5 for Macs arrives as build 15F18b and includes focuses on bug fixes and improvements to El Capitan. Mac users in the beta testing program can find the download through the App Store or through the OS X Developer Center on Apple.com.

OS X 10.11.5 beta 1

tvOS 9.2.1 arrives as build 13Y5752a and is compatible with Apple TV 4th generation (the latest model) only.

WatchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 for Apple Watch, and is also expected to include bug fixes, is available now as well.

The latest stable builds of system software for Apple hardware include iOS 9.3.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, OS X 10.11.4 for Mac, WatchOS 2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, News

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  1. Gnar Poo says:

    I’m still beta testing iOS 9.3.1 and OS X 10.11.4 for Apple, the ‘final’ builds are buggy enough to be beta 1 releases.

    • SNicker317 says:

      Whenever I see the word “improvements” I cringe! They need to seriously work on getting all the bugs out of the present releases or the code will degrade to beyond repairable as happened with Windows.

      • Deeto Maneeto says:

        Ditto, I’m running iOS 9.3.1 beta, and OS X 10.11.4 beta. Oh I mean they are the ‘final’ version according to Apple, but we all know they perform like beta software.

        Welcome to Applesoft iOS X Vista!

  2. Joe says:

    I hope OS X 10.11.5 is faster than 10.11.4. I thought El Capitan was suppose to be faster than Yosemite. So far I get the spinning wheel in El Capitan more so than Yosemite on my 2010 MacBook Air.

  3. Sebby says:

    I just got the upgrade prompt on iOS. I deleted the profile.

    Like t’other guy says, I’ve got beta exhaustion. No more. No more.

  4. Alex says:

    Wasn’t supposed to be El Capitan “stable” OS x ?

    • Calico says:

      Beta releases are not stable by their very nature, they are beta builds that are actively being worked on. OS X 10.11.4 in general seems to be very buggy if that is what you are asking about, maybe 10.11.5 will fix those problems. Probably not!

  5. Downunder says:

    Apple needs to do something about the present desktop themes.
    40 shades of white may be subtle, but is is blindingly so.
    Navigating the finder these days almost relies more on muscle memory than clear, iconic graphics.
    As for Photos, sure it is negated with the cloud, but integration with the desktop, and apple events is utterly broken. Heck one can’t even copy and paste an image from Photos at all. Copy/cut/paste have been integral to the Apple /Mac experience for decades! As for the stark, bright, white background in the photo browser, and the black background in the editor neither meets any of the best practice standards in graphics industry, or consumer photo editing software.
    Have all the skilled Apple programmers, graphics gurus and interface designers all taken an early retirement, and been replaced by blind children?

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