Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Desktops (Apple) IOS Iphone Portables (Apple) Apple

Apple Releases First Public Beta Of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad 56

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac: Apple has released the first macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free. Prior to the public beta availability, macOS High Sierra has only been available to test with a $99/year developer account. You can register for the free public beta program here. [Note: some outlets report that the update is still "coming soon." [...] Apple has released the first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free. You can register for the free public beta program here..
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Apple Releases First Public Beta Of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Comments Filter:
  • Used to be beta testers were the ones getting paid.

    But then you suckers decided to support companies like Apple and Google with their shit release and testing practices.

    • Used to be beta testers were the ones getting paid.

      But then you suckers decided to support companies like Apple and Google with their shit release and testing practices.

      Ever hear of "Fuzzing"?

      There is only so much one can learn from test scripts and even a limited pool of human alpha and beta testers.

      To really find MOST (nothing ever finds ALL) of the most obscure errors, nothing beats a huge base of random user setups and user actions..

    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      I guess Apple got rid of its SQA like MS and many others companies. No wonder I can't find many SQA jobs, and get hired. :(

    • Youâ(TM)re talking like I get nothing out of this. I get features I want, and all I have to do is file a bug report now and then.

      Iâ(TM)m the sort of person that played World of Warcraft and was excited for patch notes day, even if I never used any of those features. Lots of people here have used or contributed to open source projects. Sometimes their contribution was only reporting bugs.

      Today I stumbled across a bug that requires trying to reblog a tumblr post from a webview thatâ(TM)s not in

  • by Espectr0 ( 577637 ) on Monday June 26, 2017 @07:02PM (#54695005) Journal

    Using a beta with a brand new filesystem. Nothing bad can come from that.

    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      Using a final with a brand new filesystem. Nothing bad will come from that.

      The same file system has been working on millions of iPhones and iPads already.

      • if you believe the desktop implementation has been copy pasted from ios i have a bridge to sell you. even if that were true many bugs may arise, for example in the installer.

        • The ARM (iOS) and x86 (macOS) versions of XNU (the kernel) are 99% the same. Apple open sources all of the macOS parts, but not the iOS-specific stuff (which didn't stop a friend in the CoreOS team porting it to run on his RPi - unfortunately he can't release it publicly). You can, nevertheless, see a lot of iOS kernel stuff in the open source releases because they'll release any file that's used in both, and that includes all of the filesystem stuff. Why do you think features from one keep appearing on

Neutrinos have bad breadth.

Working...