Apple to Hold First Ever Public Beta for iOS 8.3

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  1. Maura

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    According to an exclusive report on 9to5 Mac today, Apple is planning to hold its first ever public beta for iOS, in a bid to ensure that the forthcoming software is bug-free. The move follows on from the successful OS X Yosemite public beta last year.

    The first ever iOS public beta will begin with iOS 8.3 in mid-March, via Apple’s AppleSeed program. The third iOS 803 beta for developers will also be released the same week.

    Once the public and developer betas have been completed, Apple is then expected to launch iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, which will then have its own public beta later in the summer, prior to a fall release.

    While the OS X Yosemite public beta had one million participants, 9to5 Mac says that the iOS public beta will be much smaller, with 100,000 people involved.

    Source: http://9to5mac.com/2015/02/20/ios-9-public-beta/
     
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  2. s2mikey

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    Intetesting for sure. But, is it a good idea to put a beta release on your main idevices? If you find a bunch of nasty bugs you'll be restoring quite a lot. That could get tedious. Makes me want to go buy a used iPad 2 just for testing purposes, lol. :)
     
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    Apple has always recommended that you never put beta firmware updates on your primary devices. Your idea of a dedicated test platform is a good idea and is what most developers do when testing their apps with the latest beta firmware updates.
     

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