Apple has really stepped up their game when it comes to these beta build for iOS. They are really working it out and now on the same lines, the iOS 10.2.1 beta 3 is now available to developers for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. This is coming only a few weeks after the release of iOS 10.2.1 beta 2. Currently, the company’s beta program is working on untieing all the knots with the iOS 10.2.1 so that the same can be pushed as an open beta later. And talking about the changelog for the new release, it is quite similar to what we saw with the beta 1 and 2.
iOS 10.2.1 comes with only a handful of changes this time around. The build number has changed here and this third beta has a build number of 14D23. But other than that, not much has changed here this time around. Bug Fixes only suggests that few of the annoying crashes, etc have been fixed. Hence, overall the user experience will be comparatively better if not significantly better. However, apart from that, we don’t have anything new here. Now you might be wondering if there was nothing much to change, then why release a new beta altogether in the first place?
Well, for starters, just because the new beta doesn’t come with any new features or better changelog, it doesn’t necessarily mean that nothing is new. It is expected that this new version carries some changes under the hood. While it may not make much difference altogether, it is still necessary to test it out with the developers. This is to make sure that all the apps, etc. works fine with the new changes. This step is very important since it is mandatory to make sure that everything is fine before making the new build public or open to all the users out there.
With that said, we expect the public beta for the same will begin soon and the same will be followed by the final public release as well since there is not much to change here this time around. This could indicate that this version could be ready for the final rollout. Hence if you end up seeing a new software update with iOS 10.2.1 for your device, don’t be surprised. However, we don’t have any official confirmation from the company on this and hence we suggest you wait for the same.