Beta software is pre-release software, designed for developers to test against their apps to ensure that everything runs smoothly. It is also used internally to check for bugs and compatibility. If you’re really into your Apple products, and like to be the first to try out what’s new, you may have signed up for Apple’s public beta releases in recent years. Or you may have paid $99 a year for a developer account to give you access before the public beta’s were released.
Apple has changed their policy for developer accounts starting this year. Now, you know longer need a paid developer account to access beta releases of their software. While you need a $99 per year developer account to distribute software on Apple’s App Stores, or to notarize macOS software that you create to distribute directly, anyone can now install Apple’s beta software for free.
Here’s how to install beta software for Apple’s new operating systems; and why you probably shouldn’t do this.
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