Apple has been offering a public beta program for several years. Some versions that are usually a little more refined than those offered for developers, that’s why the company is logical want to prevent the common consumer from installing the most unstable betas. How? He has forced closure of the websites that offered the betas for developers to any user who dared to install them.
In fact, these websites, which previously offered the direct download of the beta installation files, they have only offered developer profiles for a long timethe only necessary step today to install these betas.
In this sense, one of the best-known websites to download the developer profiles of the iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS betas has announced that it is closing to avoid a legal dispute with Apple.
This way, the only way users will have is toto wait for the arrival of public betas or open a developer profile on the Apple portal. Finished installing with a click the developer profile and install the betas on day one.
Beta Profiles, the best known, says goodbye with the latest beta of iOS 16
One of the first to announce the closure of the website was Beta Profiles, one of the best known and which would allow the installation of the developer profile with a single tap directly from iPhone or iPad. Logically, the majority of users who installed the developer profiles without being one, and also the web itself, I knew they were in breach of Apple’s terms. However, the company had looked the other way until now.
And given that now only a signed profile is required, the move is even stranger, whereas before these websites allowed direct download of the software, whichue although Apple verified his signature through iTunesyes it could be more dangerous than with the current method.
With this move, the non-developer user will have to wait for Apple to launch a public beta or not. However, if you are currently using iOS 16 beta with the profile of any of these websites, don’t worry, everything will work as usual.
In the future, yes, everything will be a little more complicated.