macOS Sierra Beta Release Date, News & Update: Apple Seeds Fourth Developer Beta For iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1.1 & macOS Sierra 10.12.2

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 29, 2016 03:28 AM EST

Apple has seeded macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4 to developers for testing, with its build number 16C53a. In addition, developers registered with Apple Developer Program can also now install the fourth developer beta of iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.1.1.

Registered developers get to install these releases over-the-air, and will be made available as public betas to the Apple Beta Software Program soon. The updated macOS Sierra beta 10.12.2 should improve Mac's stability, compatibility and security.

What The macOS Sierra Beta 10.12.2 Update Includes

In the macOS Sierra Beta 10.12.2 update, more detailed emojis are to be expected. The design elements on most existing emojis are improved to make them look more realistic.

Apple has also introduced new emojis in the macOS Sierra Beta 10.12.2 update. Unicode 9 characters like selfie, clown face, fox face, face palm, avocado, butterfly, shark, croissant, pancake, bacon and more, along with profession emojis, are available in both male and female genders.

macOS Sierra Beta, iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.1.1 Enhancements And More Details

Apple has also addressed performance and bug issues on all three platforms — macOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.1.1. In watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta, changing the emoji skin tone is made possible. Like the macOS Sierra Beta 10.12.2 update, the iOS 10.2 also conforms to Unicode 9 and new iOS and tvOS versions also include a new dedicated "TV" app, reports Apple Insider. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users get to have three new wallpapers in the iOS 10.2 developer beta. Full-screen effects in messages are also activated, like "Send with Love" and "Celebrate."

According to 9to5Mac, the macOS Sierra Beta 10.12.2 will be available to everyone hopefully on December. The release of macOS 10.12.2 follows the major launch of macOS Sierra in September. Sierra features Siri on the Mac for the first time, picture-in-picture video playback, Apple Pay on the web, among many others.

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