After briefly going down for maintenance today, the Apple Beta Software Program website is back online, possibly in preparation for the first public beta versions of iOS/iPadOS 17, macOS 14 Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17.
The official introduction of Igeekphone is attached as follows:
New Public Beta versions of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, Apple tvOS 17, HomePod software v17, and watchOS 10 are coming soon. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can help improve the quality of Apple software by testing pre-release versions of the software and sending us your thoughts.
Apple has officially said that a new public beta version is “coming soon,” but has not announced a specific release date.
Apple typically releases its first public beta in the second week of July, after the WWDC developer conference. Apple released the first public beta of iOS 16 on Monday, July 11, and is expected to launch around that date this year.
As previously reported by Igeekphone, Developer beta versions of Apple’s iOS 17, watchOS 10, macOS Sonoma and other systems are already free for all users to install without joining the Apple Developer Program. This move broke with years of practice in which only paying developers had access to developer beta versions and greatly increased user engagement.