Apple today released a second Release Candidate (RC) of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming about a week after Apple released its first RC. RC likely marks the final version of iOS 16.5 that will be made available to the public, which Apple said is coming this week.

iOS 16.5 adds a Sports tab in the Apple News app, making it easier to access sports-focused content. You can choose to follow your favorite teams to get updates on a regular basis. Apple’s complete release notes for the update are listed below.

This update includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

– A new Pride celebration wallpaper for the lock screen honoring the LGBTQ+ community and culture
– The Sports tab in Apple News provides easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more for the teams and leagues you follow
– My Score Cards and My Sports Schedule in Apple News take you directly to Games pages where you can find additional details about specific games
Fixes an issue where Spotlight was not responding
Addresses an issue that may cause Podcasts content to not load in CarPlay
Fixes an issue that could cause Screen Time settings to reset or not sync across all devices

Registered developers can sign up for beta builds by opening the Settings app, going to Software update, tapping on the “Beta updates” option and toggle on the iOS 16/iPadOS 16 Developer Beta. Note that the Apple ID associated with the developer account is required to download and install the beta.

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