Beta 1 of MacOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released for Testing

May 16, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Apple beta system software

Apple has released the first beta versions of Mac OS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3 for users enrolled in the system software beta testing programs.

The new beta builds likely focus on bug fixes and minor adjustments to the operating systems, and no major new features or changes are expected.


Beta testers can download the latest beta builds from the Software Update mechanisms on their respective compatible Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Because of the less-than-stable nature of beta releases, it’s always a good idea to backup before installing beta system software and to run the beta releases on non-primary hardware.

For non beta users, the most recent versions of final system software builds are the just-released iOS 10.3.2 update, MacOS 10.12.5 update, and tvOS 10.2.1 and watchOS 3.2.2, each of which is available now through software update.

The final versions of macOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3 might arrive at or near the WWDC conference, which is scheduled for June 5-9. It is widely assumed that we’ll get a look at the next-generation system software releases this June 5 at Apple’s annual WWDC conference keynote, where what is likely to be versioned as iOS 11, MacOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 are expected to debut, perhaps alongside some spec bumped hardware as well. Of course this is simply speculation and rumor, and it remains to be seen what happens at WWDC a month from now.

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