Apple Apps & Software News

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.1 to Developers

Coming just eight days after the initial rollout of iOS 10 began, Apple today seeded developers with the first beta build of the future update for Apple’s latest mobile OS called iOS 10.1. This new build marks the first beta to begin rolling out to testers since iOS 10 beta 8 hit airwaves.

The most notable discovery within iOS 10.1 beta 1 is the fact that Apple built in the highly anticipated Portrait depth-of-field feature first demoed at the company’s September 7th event. The feature is exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera system which allows it to use advanced bokeh effects to focus on a subject found within a photo. By blurring the entire background of the picture and focusing solely on the subject of your choice, you’ll be granted with a very unique photo that can be assisted by the optical zoom capabilities of the telephoto lens found on the 7 Plus in order to get the picture you want. We know this feature is mainly software related (hence it showing up in iOS 10.1 and not 10.0.1), so improvements down the road should help the feature to become better and more powerful over time.

Other than this addition, simple bug fixes and security improvements can be found in the first beta of iOS 10.1. Of course, we’ll let you know if we do find anything worth noting within this beta build, while you can also tip us with anything interesting by emailing a screenshot to

To install iOS 10.1 on your device, you must be a registered developer and already have your device activated to receive beta builds. If you’re device falls under these guidelines, head over to Settings > General > Software Update and you should see a listing for iOS 10.1 Beta 1. Just tap “Download and install” and you’ll be good to go. I do recommend jumping on a Wi-Fi network first alongside plugging in your device beforehand as a) you don’t want data overcharges on your bill and b) you don’t want your phone or tablet to die during the installation process.

Oh, and don’t worry, Apple didn’t forget about you public beta testers out there. You’ll get your first chance to try out the first beta of iOS 10.1 this coming Friday, September 23rd.



Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than a year. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bond to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

6 comments on “Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.1 to Developers

  1. Pingback: Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.1 to Developers and Public Testers – MBEDDED

  2. Pingback: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta 2 Now Rolling Out to Devs & Public Testers – MBEDDED

  3. Pingback: iOS 10.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Public Testers – MBEDDED

  4. Pingback: Apple Now Seeding Devs w/ First Beta of tvOS 10.0.1 – MBEDDED

  5. Pingback: watchOS 3.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Developers – MBEDDED

  6. Pingback: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Developer Beta 1 Now Rolling Out – MBEDDED

Leave a Comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: