Apple today has seen fit to release the second beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, tvOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 to developers. The updated firmware arrives almost a week after the company released the first beta of the aforementioned firmware updates. So let's dive in to see what the new beta versions of different platforms have to offer to users.
Apple Releases Second Beta Of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2 And tvOS 11.2
In terms of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, we can not conclude at this point what the new beta has in store for users. The second beta has been seeded to developers for testing purposes and after some time, the company will roll out a stable build for the general public. At this point, what we can state is that the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 second beta adds the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements and other things which were ignored or missed in the previous beta.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 second beta can be installed from the Apple Developer Center as well as the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Do make sure that the proper profile is installed.
For the watchOS 4.2 second beta, the update seems to focus on bug fixes and various under the hood additions for a better and smoother user experience. The update will most likely focus on stability and better system support so everything runs smoothly without any hiccup.
If you're interested to give it a go, install the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once you do that, it can be installed on your Apple Watch from the dedicated Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Simply navigate to General and then tap on Software Update. Your second beta for watchOS 4.2 will be installed.
Lastly, tvOS 11.2 will enable the AVDisplayManager feature for developers which is designed to allow devices to automatically switch video display modes in order to match the dynamic range and frame rate of the video. In addition to this, the update has also added support for switching the set-top box's display output to SDR for applications that are GPU-oriented when running HDR content. Lastly, Apple also re-introduced the Unwatched category in Home Sharing for Movies, Home Videos, and TV Shows.
To install the second beta of tvOS 11.2 onto your Apple TV, do make sure that a proper profile is installed using Xcode. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple seeding the second beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, tvOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 to developers? Share your views with us in the comments.