Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 2 to Developers

BY Evan Selleck

Published 4 Oct 2016

iOS 10 Release Notes

Following the public release of iOS 10, Apple has seen fit to seed the next version of the software in the form of a beta.

Apple has officially seeded the second developer beta for iOS 10.1. The company seeded the first beta on September 21, so it is likely that the new releases will follow a regular schedule from this point forward, until the public release at a later date.

As of right now, the iOS 10.1 developer release notes say that the software fixes motion handling, and that developers will be able to access barometric pressure data for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and the iPad Pro.

iOS 10.1 also adds Portrait Mode, which will let iPhone 7 Plus owners get a shallow depth-of-field shot, similar to what’s available on a DSLR. It will put the main image in focus, while the background will have a slight blur.

The new software can be installed through the dedicated Apple developer site, or as an OTA update on devices running the first beta. A public beta will more than likely follow soon. If there is anything new discovered in the beta release, we’ll update this post accordingly.