1. Premium1's Avatar
    So seeing how apple made mac betas available to anyone, who thinks they may do the same for IOS? Would make sense if they did, and also if they keep it only for "developers", but those UDID sites would be done. Will be interesting to see how it ends up and what apple chooses to do with betas.
    06-01-2014 06:38 PM
  2. mbar9607's Avatar
    I hope they don't make it public cause could you imagine all the complaints form ppl about how's things don't work how they should
    06-01-2014 11:09 PM
  3. acerace113's Avatar
    So seeing how apple made mac betas available to anyone, who thinks they may do the same for IOS? Would make sense if they did, and also if they keep it only for "developers", but those UDID sites would be done. Will be interesting to see how it ends up and what apple chooses to do with betas.
    If Apple did that they would probably have a developer beta version and a consumer beta version.


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    06-02-2014 07:39 AM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    As a forum enthusiast and moderator here, I hope to god that they're not made available for free.
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    06-02-2014 03:18 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    As a forum enthusiast and moderator here, I hope to god that they're not made available for free.
    Agreed and they aren't. iOS betas open to the public would be a nightmare.
    06-02-2014 03:19 PM
  6. austriak's Avatar
    How crippling can the betas be? There is a part of me that really wants to play with ios 8 now but I don't want to screw up my phone that I rely on. I'm very excited for the actionable notifications and 3rd party keyboards. Does the extensions for 3rd party apps,mean that you can now open an address in google maps instead of apple maps if the extension exists?


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    06-02-2014 03:29 PM
  7. Vapor86's Avatar
    They are not free. I am downloading mine right now
    06-02-2014 03:32 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    How crippling can the betas be? There is a part of me that really wants to play with ios 8 now but I don't want to screw up my phone that I rely on. I'm very excited for the actionable notifications and 3rd party keyboards. Does the extensions for 3rd party apps,mean that you can now open an address in google maps instead of apple maps if the extension exists?


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    The biggest issue in my mind (and in most dev's mind probably) is that most people will not realize that a beta might make their favorite app stop working and they get thousands of negative reviews in the App Store because of it.
    06-02-2014 03:36 PM
  9. SOV's Avatar
    The free beta program for OS X is a little misleading. It is only for the first 1 million people who sign up.
    06-02-2014 04:21 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    As a forum enthusiast and moderator here, I hope to god that they're not made available for free.
    Agreed and they aren't. iOS betas open to the public would be a nightmare.
    No worse than it is now with people trying to get betas running when they aren't developers and then complaining when they have issues.
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    06-02-2014 08:20 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    The free beta program for OS X is a little misleading. It is only for the first 1 million people who sign up.
    I was talking before WWDC where they made it free to whoever wanted to sign up.
    06-02-2014 08:20 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    How crippling can the betas be? There is a part of me that really wants to play with ios 8 now but I don't want to screw up my phone that I rely on. I'm very excited for the actionable notifications and 3rd party keyboards. Does the extensions for 3rd party apps,mean that you can now open an address in google maps instead of apple maps if the extension exists?


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    Usually they aren't too bad after beta 3 or so, but since apple does not allow developers to update their apps until the GM hits, some apps do not work right and I guess some users leave negative reviews.
    06-02-2014 08:22 PM
  13. acerace113's Avatar
    Usually they aren't too bad after beta 3 or so, but since apple does not allow developers to update their apps until the GM hits, some apps do not work right and I guess some users leave negative reviews.
    I do the opposite and email the developer about the problem just incase they missed it or so they are aware of it so they can work on a fix.


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    06-02-2014 08:35 PM
  14. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I do the opposite and email the developer about the problem just incase they missed it or so they are aware of it so they can work on a fix.


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    You are definitely the minority.
    06-03-2014 05:27 AM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    As a forum enthusiast and moderator here, I hope to god that they're not made available for free.
    And I second that.


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    06-03-2014 05:46 AM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    I do the opposite and email the developer about the problem just incase they missed it or so they are aware of it so they can work on a fix.


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    And if everyone did that, we wouldn't have the closed beta. But like with everything, people expect even beta software to work like a final product
    06-03-2014 08:04 AM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    And if everyone did that, we wouldn't have the closed beta. But like with everything, people expect even beta software to work like a final product
    I lay the blame for that squarely on google for keeping gmail in beta for so long. Now like you said, people expect a beta to actually work perfectly.
    06-03-2014 08:12 AM
  18. rayz336's Avatar
    How crippling can the betas be? There is a part of me that really wants to play with ios 8 now but I don't want to screw up my phone that I rely on. I'm very excited for the actionable notifications and 3rd party keyboards. Does the extensions for 3rd party apps,mean that you can now open an address in google maps instead of apple maps if the extension exists?


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    Based on the way Apple explained it yesterday, it sounds like you should be able to open stuff on Google Maps when iOS 8 launches and Google adds the extension
    06-03-2014 08:33 AM
  19. ghostface147's Avatar
    UDID sites will still make money for various reasons if iOS beta does go limited public. Limited amounts of public sign ups, higher demand for beta testing will equal money. Speaking of which...if anyone wants to pay for a slot, I hav......just kidding. That's not allowed on here and will be an immediate ban.
    06-03-2014 09:32 AM
  20. sau124's Avatar
    How crippling can the betas be? There is a part of me that really wants to play with ios 8 now but I don't want to screw up my phone that I rely on. I'm very excited for the actionable notifications and 3rd party keyboards. Does the extensions for 3rd party apps,mean that you can now open an address in google maps instead of apple maps if the extension exists?
    Why would you want to open the addresses in google maps? I have been using Apple maps for a while now and Apple has upgraded a lot of material in the backend to make it better. I stay in NYC and have no issues with Apple maps. I understand transit maps are better in google version but if you stay in the city long enough you know exactly what to do. Again, this might not be true in other parts of the country or world though.

    You can play with iOS 8 now but most of the features are not enabled as most of the third party apps are not updated yet. I think we will have to wait till fall for the developers to submit the apps. I wish the developers let other developers test their apps on the new iOS with the new test feature and then you might get to play with 3rd party keyboards for example.
    06-03-2014 10:38 AM
  21. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    As a forum enthusiast and moderator here, I hope to god that they're not made available for free.
    I agree with that. Too many people are going to do it and then when they run into issues, they are going to come here. It would spam the forums.
    06-03-2014 04:06 PM
  22. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    So seeing how apple made mac betas available to anyone, who thinks they may do the same for IOS? Would make sense if they did, and also if they keep it only for "developers", but those UDID sites would be done. Will be interesting to see how it ends up and what apple chooses to do with betas.
    Verizon, ATT, Sprint etc etc would have a shift-fit with all their customers calling their support lines with people asking for help with their "broken" phone.

    Thats why you will never see a open beta for iOS.
    06-04-2014 03:50 PM

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