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Apple Opening Up OSX Updates To All Users

Rather than focus on developers, Apple is opening up their system to anyone

Apr 26 2014, 7:00am CDT | by

Apple Opening Up OSX Updates To All Users
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In an effort to increase the ease of use and let customers have a sneak peak at new versions of OS X, Apple is planning to allow any user to join the Beta Seed program, something that has traditionally been reserved specifically for developers who pay an annual fee.

This change will mean that all users need is an Apple ID and they will be able to get access after signing a confidentiality clause. After doing so, they will be prompted to give feedback from time to time, letting Apple know what they need to work on from a development standpoint.

This will be slightly different from the developer program, though, as developers also get access to a variety of tools that let them create software for the system. Regardless, this is exciting to people who want to stay on the very edge of Apple updates, but don’t want to pay a fee to do so.

To be clear, part of the program involves not being allowed to publicly tweet, share, or comment on the software. Since this will be pre-release, Apple wants to control what is known, since they usually only offer completed projects that won’t have the bugs and glitches that beta software always has. This is not a finished product, but for some people it is a great incentive to stay with Apple.

Source: UPI

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/25" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

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