We live a year of changes where our money is worth less and less. We only know that the products that we bought last year for a certain price now cost more. It is that, even, it is going to cost us money.
And we are not just talking about the verification icons for Twitter, and now Facebook and Instagram, but even the way we have to install, up to now, the iOS betathe operating system of Apple iPhone.
The company has changed the way it handles beta builds from developers by limiting users’ ability to download beta builds of iOS for free.
As of iOS 16.4 beta, the iPhone has a new menu of ‘Beta Updates’ in the Configuration application, within the Software Updates section that we find in the General menu. This new menu allows members of the Developer Program enable developer beta versions of iOS directly on an iPhone, without having to install a configuration profile from Apple’s developer site.
And it is that this was the way that many individuals could install previous versions of the operating system of the brand, when a developer profile.
Goodbye to free iOS betas
The particular thing about the case is that this menu will only appear if the iPhone has logged in with the same Apple ID used to sign up for the company’s Developer Program. In future versions of iOS, Apple says that this menu will be the only way to enable developer beta builds, as profiles will no longer work. And of course, rregistering in this program is not free.
It is a program that has a cost of 99 dollars a yearand users who are not enrolled in the Developer Program will not be able to install the version iOS 17 developer beta when it launches at WWDC in June.
Until now, anyone could easily install the versions free beta for iOS developers downloading profiles from different websites, but with the future operating system of the firm that is over.
We already came
The reality is that this is not a movement that should catch us by surprise, since the Cupertino company has been complicating the matter of downloading developer profiles for some time. install iOS beta on compatible smartphones.
In 2022, Apple already blocked many websites that shared developer beta profiles. One of the best known by software experts, betaprofiles.com shut down in August to avoid a legal battle with Apple, while the company’s lawyers also took notice of Twitter, issuing takedown notices over a dozen tweets that contained links to IPSW.dev, i.e., to the aforementioned user profiles. developer. Other sites remain active, but we do not know how long they will withstand the onslaught of the legal apartment of the American company and perhaps, for the iOS 17 releaseare closed.