Apple has released iOS 10.3.3 beta 6 and macOS 10.12.6 beta 6 to developers and public beta testers. Both updates are available from Apple Developer Center and as over-the-air updates for iOS devices and Macs respectively and contain bug fixes and security improvements.
Both iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 are minor updates to Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems. The fifth betas for these updates were released last week. Apple normally introduces new features in the first or second new point releases for their operating systems. At this stage and time of the year, these maintenance releases are not meant bring anything new to the table apart from bug fixes and security updates. Some devices also receive modem and cellular firmware revisions. However, Apple added a few new wallpapers for iPad Pro, 12 inch model in beta 1.
If you are already on an existing iOS 10.3.3 beta, head to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to receive the beta 6 update. For macOS 10.12.6, open Mac App Store and go to the Updates tab to download and install the new version. Alternatively, you can also download the complete installation files for these developer betas directly from Apple Developer Center if you are a registered user.
Since we are on the 6th betas for for these operating systems, a final release is not far away and could be available as soon as this month. Apple’s focus would be shifting to future updates which are iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. For more details on these releases, follow our coverage of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra betas, which are currently available as developer previews and public betas. Apple had announced these updates at last month at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. It is expected that Apple might release the next developer and public betas for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra this week.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on iOS and macOS Sierra.