APPLE’s next generation of iPhone software has users wanting to upgrade – but patience is a virtue.
Beta software is an early and imperfect version of future programs – the latest beta is brimming with bugs and glitches.
iOS 16 will officially launch later this year, but users with Apple developer accounts will have early access to a beta version.
The Apple Developer Program costs $99 to join — it’s technically available to anyone willing to pay, but its real purpose is to give app developers a look under the hood so they can make the most of their programs prepare new software.
In any case, iOS 16 Developer Beta 2 is out now, and early reviews are far from outstanding.
While lock screen customization and background removers have wowed users, a beta is a beta for a reason — it’s an opportunity for Apple to fix the bugs.
A reporter for CNET with access to iOS 16 Developer Beta 2 had some criticism of the program’s functionality.
They cited errors related to saving images, closing and closing apps, and a low success rate when using AirDrop.
For these and other reasons, it is not advisable to download beta software onto your primary device.
If so, rolling your iPhone back to iOS 15 without giving it a full clean can be a challenge — make sure you back up your device before you dive headfirst into iOS 16.
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While this version may be buggy, users can expect Apple to clean up the software before rolling it out to the general public.
The company incorporates feedback from the developers with the beta so they can debug and fix issues.
Another beta will be rolled out to the general public in July – this version will likely be cleaner and more functional.
Bugs in beta software are commonplace – problems have to be found before they can be fixed.
The hype surrounding iOS 16 and all the new glittering features it will bring to iPhone is still justified.
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