Apple has released a new pre-release version of its upcoming iOS 10.1 software update, and it is also rolling out an exclusive update for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices that are experiencing network connectivity issues.
On Monday, the Cupertino giant launched the fourth beta version of its upcoming iOS 10.1 update to developers and public beta testers. The latter is, of course, highly anticipated as it brings the much talked about Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera.
According to MacRumors, this new beta is likely to contain bug fixes for issues found in previous versions and the ones identified since iOS 10 was released to the public. It is also expected to bring under-the-hood improvements that would be noticeable to developers and beta testers.
The new iOS 10.1 beta 4 is available to download from the Apple Developer Center. Registered developers can get it from there. On the other hand, beta testers can download this new software from the Apple Beta Software Program. Both developers and beta testers can also rely on the over-the-air software update as long as proper configuration profile has been installed on their test devices.
Aside from the new beta, Apple has also released a software update that’s exclusive to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. This update, iOS 10.0.3, is said to be the tech giant’s answer to complaints that the handsets regularly suffer cellular connectivity problems, as per AppleInsider.
Per previous reports, Verizon and AT&T subscribers were complaining about difficulties in establishing stable LTE connections with their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. Apple then promised to fix the problem through an update.
Owners of Apple’s newest iPhone models can download iOS 10.0.3 with build code 14A551 from iTunes when their devices are connected to a Mac or PC. They may also simply resort to clicking Software Update in the Settings menu. Once downloaded, the software will automatically be installed to the device.