1. tuminish12's Avatar
    Hello guys,

    I would like to know if there are any differences between the dev beta 2 that is available for members of the apple developer program and the public beta?
    And is there a way to get the public beta without signing for the public beta program (as a developer)?

    Thanks in advance
    06-30-2018 11:23 AM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Hello guys,

    I would like to know if there are any differences between the dev beta 2 that is available for members of the apple developer program and the public beta?
    And is there a way to get the public beta without signing for the public beta program (as a developer)?

    Thanks in advance
    Hello there @tuminish12. Welcome to iMore.

    As for the differences, the public betas seem, at least to me, to be a little more stable and have a lot of the bugs worked out.

    As for getting the beta, you just log in at beta.apple.com, agree to their terms, and download.

    Also, when you get a minute, please introduce yourself here:
    https://forums.imore.com/new-forums-...yourself-here/

    Thanks.

    ________
    ~Lee Bo
    06-30-2018 11:35 AM
  3. tuminish12's Avatar
    Thank you very much @Lee_Bo for the quick answer to my question. Okay, I just introduced myself

    Yes, I assumed the public beta to be a bit more stable, but still was wondering if they keep the Dev Beta and Public Betas virtually identical or have massive differences between them...
    I unfortunately do not own a device I don't use on a daily basis, so I am waiting for a beta that is decent enough so I can finally install it on my iPad Pro.
    06-30-2018 11:51 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you very much @Lee_Bo for the quick answer to my question. Okay, I just introduced myself

    Yes, I assumed the public beta to be a bit more stable, but still was wondering if they keep the Dev Beta and Public Betas virtually identical or have massive differences between them...
    I unfortunately do not own a device I don't use on a daily basis, so I am waiting for a beta that is decent enough so I can finally install it on my iPad Pro.
    The build number for iOS 12 Public beta 1 and Dev beta 2 should be identical...16A5308e
    06-30-2018 11:57 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Thank you very much @Lee_Bo for the quick answer to my question. Okay, I just introduced myself

    Yes, I assumed the public beta to be a bit more stable, but still was wondering if they keep the Dev Beta and Public Betas virtually identical or have massive differences between them...
    I unfortunately do not own a device I don't use on a daily basis, so I am waiting for a beta that is decent enough so I can finally install it on my iPad Pro.
    I'd guess that the last developer version and the first beta versions are pretty much identical. Later beta versions would be upgrades from previous beta versions.

    I have 12 beta on my IPP but never joined the developer ranks.
    06-30-2018 11:57 AM
  6. tuminish12's Avatar
    The build number for iOS 12 Public beta 1 and Dev beta 2 should be identical...16A5308e
    So, does that mean it is the same exact beta?! Or am I missing something?
    06-30-2018 12:08 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    So, does that mean it is the same exact beta?! Or am I missing something?
    Exact same build number means everything exactly the same.
    Different build numbers mean different betas.
    Just_Me_D and nikkisharif like this.
    06-30-2018 12:11 PM
  8. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I always thought that when a build number passes dev it gets bumped over to pub. So pub is basically one build ahead of dev because dev has already tested it and Apple devs fixed things thus moving it on to pub for the last test before getting another build.

    Did I even explain that right? lol
    Frehley likes this.
    07-01-2018 10:55 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    I always thought that when a build number passes dev it gets bumped over to pub. So pub is basically one build ahead of dev because dev has already tested it and Apple devs fixed things thus moving it on to pub for the last test before getting another build.

    Did I even explain that right? lol
    Your thinking is right but your conclusion not so much.

    Devs get the first few betas before public does.
    When devs don’t have destructive bugs and such, that same build gets bumped to public.

    And after a few betas, both devs as public get the same builds at the same time.
    Sherry_B and Frehley like this.
    07-01-2018 11:29 AM
  10. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Your thinking is right but your conclusion not so much.

    Devs get the first few betas before public does.
    When devs don’t have destructive bugs and such, that same build gets bumped to public.

    And after a few betas, both devs as public get the same builds at the same time.
    That's exactly what I meant... I just wasn't able to verbalize exactly what I wanted to say. You said it perfectly.
    Tartarus and Frehley like this.
    07-01-2018 01:59 PM

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