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By Rene Ritchie
Monday, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm EDT
How do u get into the beta?
yes guys pls, how can i get the beta?
where can i sign up for the developer thingy :3
You should read the comments on the dev boards, from people who manage to get in there from purchasing access from online sites.
This is a BETA, and not for the average user, which people like you don’t understand. It is supposed to be installed on a SEPARATE device, not your main device, as it can disable features or whatnot.
The average user doesn’t understand this, and freaks out when they get a bug. I’ve seen comments cursing Apple about glitchy releases, then get verbally beat down by REAL devs, explaining the definition of BETA!!!
A beta that's going gold in 1 month is not really a beta. You're just getting it early.
You can get access to the beta by signing up as an official developer for $99/yr:http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/
oh! thank u josh :)
Hmm would it be worth the 99 bucks though. Highly doubt it.
I can't wait 4 months so I'm gonna buy it again.
Fair warning: Usually, not all features are present in the betas - especially in the early ones. Last year, there were network connection (3g/wifi) errors with the early iOS4 betas, and if you run stock iOS, there's no way to downgrade from a beta if you do have issues.
I'm a developer and I personally wouldn't install the betas on my daily driver....
I wish that more people'd realize this, but they just want the pony, without the responsibility for it.
I don't understand why people get so cynical from other users asking questions? Why not just give a simple answer.. no need to give people attitudes. Its normal to be excited about a new update and be eager to try it out.
Not so sure s/he was being cynical - maybe just pragmatic? So many people don't realize you can't downgrade very easily if you run into problems.
Right now, you can't even sign up as a developer to get in on the beta. Apple's site for processing new development memberships has been down for going on 12 hours now...
Apple developer forum has being down for many hours too.