Apple today released the final release candidate, a.k.a golden master (GM), of iOS 10, the next version of its mobile operating system, for people participating in the Apple Beta Software Program.
If you’ve been dutifully installing the public betas of iOS 10 in the past few months since Apple announced it, then here’s your chance to see some of the latest changes before everyone else gets them. Or, you could just wait a few more days and install the official version on September 13. The choice is yours.
If you’re already registered to receive the betas, just visit Software Update and follow the installation process. If you want to join the Apple Beta Software Program so you can get this update, well, you can do that, too — go here to sign up.
The release notes for today’s update point to a slew of updates that come with iOS 10, including voicemail transcription; a new Home app; revisions to Apple Music, Apple News, Apple Maps, Messages, and Photos; contextual predictions inside Apple’s default QuickType keyboard; a redesigned lock screen; and raise to wake.
You can install this update on the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, and sixth-generation iPod Touch.