Apple opens macOS Catalina, iOS 13, iPad OS Public Beta Programs
Apple is now inviting Mac users to take part in the macOS Catalina Public Beta Program, which lets any Mac user experience the pre-release version of the OS.
And the company has also made iPad OS and iOS 13 available to public beta testers via the scheme, with Apple Seed access to the upcoming Apple Watch update also available.
Apple opens up
Apple first began offering its public beta program in 2015 in order to maximize the number of software testers in order to minimize the number of bugs.
The scheme tends to be pretty popular – over 4 million Apple users took part in the scheme in 2008, running beta software on a Mac or device.
“Customer and developer reaction has been very positive, and we have over 4 million users participating in our new OS beta programs,” said company CEO, Tim Cook, at that time.
Apple says the new macOS: “Gives you more of everything you love about Mac,” stressing key features such as new music and TV apps, Sidecar, iOS apps for Macs and Voice Control as flagship features.
And be sure to tell me all about your experiences with the new Mac, iPad and iPhone operating systems just as soon as you can!