Apple continues to prepare for big changes to the EU App Store in beta versions for third-party developers

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Apple's third developer betas for iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17.4, watchOS 10.4 and macOS Sonoma 14.4: now as Apple prepares for big changes to the App Store in the EU.

Developers participating in Apple's beta program can receive new builds through the Apple Developer Center or directly by updating their iPhone or iPad, which is already running beta versions, through the Settings app. Public betas usually appear shortly after developer versions, and public participants can sign up on Apple's beta testing program website.

The third developer betas for iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, tvOS 17.4, watchOS 10.4, and macOS Sonoma 14.4 replace the second developer betas released on February 6, and the first ones introduced on January 25 and January 29 for macOS. .

The new beta versions of iOS and iPadOS have build number 21E5200d, replacing the previous build number 21E5195e. The third beta build of tvOS 10.4 is numbered 21L5212d, replacing the second one, 21L5206f.

The third beta of watchOS 10.4 has build number 21T5202e, replacing 21T5196d. The third build of macOS Sonoma 14.4 is numbered 23E5196e and replaces the second build 23E5191e.

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Major changes in iOS 17.4 include changes in the App Store according to European Union Digital Markets Act, Podcasts get a new dialog box icon in the bottom left corner, Music replaces “Listen Now” with “Home”, anti-stolen device update, Siri updated message reading language support, additional support for streaming apps games and new emoji list

Discoveries for watchOS 10.4 so far include a number of new emoji characters, as well as the ability to disable double-tap on Apple Watch when using Apple Vision Pro due to the use of hand gestures. headset.

Given that tvOS updates tend to be related to performance improvements and bug fixes rather than features, it's likely that the release will be in the same vein as tvOS 17.4.

Like its iOS counterpart, macOS Sonoma 14.4 gains support for new emoji characters.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly advise users not to install test operating systems or other beta or RC software on “mission-critical” or essential devices, as there is a small chance of problems occurring that could result in data loss. Instead, testers should use secondary or non-essential equipment and ensure that they have sufficient backups of critical data at all times.

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