If you are one of those people who can’t wait to get their hands on anything Apple related before its official release date – and you just so happen to also be a developer – you might appreciate this bit of news, in case you missed the first beta announcement a few weeks ago. Apple has now made available the beta 2 version of their upcoming iOS 8 software.
Apple releasing the beta version(s) of their software before it releases to the public isn’t anything new at all – they do it so developers can get their apps updated before the release, and also so they can help them to pinpoint any bugs or issues with the software.
If You’re Not A Developer…Beware
As Apple noted in their official release of iOS 8 beta 2, the early software is intended specifically for developers, and not for the casual fans who just want to see what the new iOS has to offer. In fact, they even included a warning which states that those who download the software must also belong to the Apple Developer Program – if non-developers install the new iOS, it could cause their phones to stop working.
If you’d like to enroll yourself in Apple’s Developer Program, you can do so here at a cost of $99 a year.
If you are a developer and have installed beta 2, please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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