Apple will reportedly expand iOS beta testing to include Apple Store employees

We've already seen Apple open up testing a tad more with a public beta program for OS X Yosemite, and now it looks like the tech giant is set to open up a bit more on the iOS front as well. According to a new report, Apple will soon extend testing of pre-release iOS builds to its retail store employees.

The report comes from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, who says the following:

Apple will begin providing select retail store employees access to upcoming versions of iOS in order to widen its pre-release testing program, according to multiple sources. The program will begin in the near-future with an upcoming iOS release, perhaps version 8.2, which is slated to be released alongside the Apple Watch.

If true, hopefully this increased testing base helps to cut back on crippling bugs like those that plagued iOS 8's initial builds.

Source: 9to5Mac

Dan Thorp-Lancaster