Public Betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8 Coming in July

Apple is providing the new iOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 updates to developers for testing purposes as of today, giving Apple a chance to work out initial bugs in the software.

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After a few weeks of testing, Apple plans to provide the betas to its public beta testing group as well, with Apple CEO Tim Cook confirming plans to release the new software to public beta testers at some point in July.

This is also the testing format that Apple used for the iOS 14 updates last year, so public beta testers can look forward to getting the new software to test out in a month.

Apple plans to publicly release all of the new updates in the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

LFC2020 Avatar
41 months ago

I’m genuinely at a loss for words. Completely underwhelmed. I’m just hoping there’s more to see!
Agree, only thing left to see is ijustine overreacting getting really excited in her YouTube video at all the rubbish that was released today ?‍♂️?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paulro Avatar
41 months ago
Tim Cook - let's release a new, very powerful M1 iPad, and then make it no more useable than the one we released in 2018, 2017, 2016 etc.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darrensk8 Avatar
41 months ago
I’m genuinely at a loss for words. Completely underwhelmed. I’m just hoping there’s more to see!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
41 months ago
What’s the point, it’s exactly the same as iOS 14 ?‍♂️
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
41 months ago

People don’t do that anymore. not that I’ve noticed. It was cool seeing something different back in 2010. Nowadays each new software update is too small to notice. I don’t think anymore cares anymore.
Install the new iOS 15 wallpaper on your iOS 14 iPhone, boom you have iOS 15 ?‍♂️

Worse event I’ve watched in a very very long time
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
x-evil-x Avatar
41 months ago

Really hope people using betas actually report bugs glitches etc and not just flexing that they installed the brand new software...
People don’t do that anymore. not that I’ve noticed. It was cool seeing something different back in 2010. Nowadays each new software update is too small to notice. I don’t think anyone cares anymore.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)