On iOS 6 bugs and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

With beta software comes beta responsibility

iOS 6 is currently in closed beta, not general release. While Apple provides it to anyone with $99, and there will no doubt be all manner of leaks minor and major, there's something incredibly important to keep in mind -- please don't be a jerk about it.

If you chose to install beta software, that's your choice and your responsibility. iMore is not going to be reporting on bugs because there aren't any public-facing bugs in a closed beta. For any and all mainstream users, they don't exist.

When you installed the beta, you agreed to the developer license. File a radar, talk about it on the developer forums, but don't expect to see anything about it here until iOS 6 goes public.

Likewise, please don't leave reviews in the App Store based on app compatibility with iOS 6. If something doesn't work, if an app crashes, if the whole system re-springs, there's a name for that -- beta.

Developers only just received iOS 6. They haven't had any time to test it, let alone dive deeply into it. Apple hasn't even finished running their WWDC developer sessions, let alone explaining them. And developers won't be allowed to upload iOS 6-specific apps until the Gold Master is released, which is months away. They'll likely be able to do iOS 5 compliant work around for some problems, but maybe not all.

Either way, if you chose to install the private iOS 6, you voluntarily gave up your right to complain about problems on the public App Store. You proclaimed yourself a developer and a geek of the highest order. You strapped on your beta balls.

You're responsible for your iPhone and iPad apps now, not the developer. That's it. That's all. End of line.

At least until iOS 6 launches this fall. Then it's open season...