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Apple to Start Releasing Public Betas of iOS?

Apple to Start Releasing Public Betas of iOS?

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Apple will start releasing public betas of iOS beginning with iOS 8.3 and eventually iOS 9, according to a new report from 9to5Mac.

The public betas are aimed at removing as many bugs as possible from iOS firmware updates before they get pushed to all devices. The beta firmware will be distributed through the AppleSeed program starting in mid-March, say sources. The first public beta should match the third beta of iOS 8.3 seeded to developers.

As expected, Apple is planning to unveil iOS 9 during its June Worldwide Developer Conference, the public beta of iOS 9 is expected to follow sometime during the summer.

Codenamed Stowe, iOS 8.3 was first seeded to developers in early February with several enhancements. The updated software includes support for Wireless CarPlay, an upgraded Emoji keyboard, an enhanced voice for Siri, and simpler login for Google services. A second 8.3 beta is expected next week. iOS 9, codenamed Monarch, will include fixes and performance enhancements as headline features. Apple is also working on iOS 8.4, codenamed Copper, that bundles Apple’s all new streaming music service. Like the early iOS 8 developers builds, the public betas will include a dedicated app that allows users to report bugs to Apple.

When Apple announced the public beta program for OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the first 1,000,000 people to sign up. With iOS, Apple is reportedly planning to limit the beta program to just 100,000 people. So, once the program is announced you will need to act quickly to ensure a spot on the list.

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Apple to Start Releasing Public Betas of iOS?

Pink cook - February 23, 2015 at 4:51am
Yes. We learned big lesson last time as we bricked almost everyone's device with iOS 7 release. I hope you all remember that . Hahah. So now are releasing to public so that smart people can work On it and let us know so we can fix accordingly. Just like we are copying all jailbreak and android features and release with our New versions
Bleeding cock - February 23, 2015 at 11:16am
No. You accepted that you didn't brick anyone's devices with ios 7. I hope you can not Fck up your myths here with confusion. HARHARHARHAR. You're really releasing public betas so that those people can make it easier to report bugs straight to your team you made work on like releasing an unfinished game demo to find bugs a little easier. Just like making fixes unlike android and jailbreak always following you!
@venderbase - February 22, 2015 at 4:10pm
Any developers might want to file this bug report before it's too late
Darryn - February 20, 2015 at 10:52pm
Steve Jobs wouldn't approve. STOP!!!!!! Tim,don't allow this... Bad idea... Don't retract from what makes Apple, Apple.
sUcks - February 20, 2015 at 10:59pm
You do realize this isn't confirmed yet so STAHP!! You're going the other way around with this like it's already decided and confirmed.
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