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Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to public & developers

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Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta participants, its second update of the test software in just four days.

Developers can download the beta via Apple's official developer portal, while public beta participants can access it through the Software Update feature on previously registered devices. Specific changes over the slightly older version are not yet known.

The most recent beta update for iOS 10.2 arrives only four days after the reveal of the fourth one. Apple's tvOS was updated on Wednesday.

The iOS 10.2 update includes redrawn emoji and 72 new characters, conforming with the Unicode 9.0 specification. The new iOS and tvOS versions also include a dedicated "TV" app.

iPhone 7 owners will get new wallpapers, and the native Videos app is gaining a widget. Apple is also adding a "Celebration" effect in Messages.

When released, iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 will further include single sign-on support for streaming TV, allowing people subscribed to cable/satellite or online-only services to access channels across multiple apps without constantly re-authenticating.