Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 Beta

Following the release of watchOS 3.1 to the public over three months ago, the company has officially launched an all-new build of its wearable operating system, watchOS 3.2 Beta 1, to developers for download and testing.

watchOS 3.2 Beta 1 brings some new features such as:

  • Theater Mode - Lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise
  • SiriKit - Users can ask Siri on their Apple Watch to book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests that your app can handle
  • WatchKit Framework Enhancements - The WKAudioFilePlayerItem class introduces the setCurrentTime: method, which lets devs specify an offset in an audio file
  • Existing APIs Now Available in watchOS - Devs can Use AVAudioPlayer for simple playback of audio data from a file or memory
WatchOS 3.2 Beta 1 is now available through Software Update from an iPhone running iOS 10, or via the Watch Dev Center for registered developers.