At WWDC 2017 earlier this month, Apple announced iOS 11, the company’s latest iteration of its iOS mobile operating system. As expected the latest update to iOS contains a bunch of design changes as well as introduction of new features, although a release date has yet to be confirmed.
However the good news is that if you don’t mind trying out unfinished software, Apple has launched the public beta for iOS 11 which allows non-developers to take the software for a spin. Now iOS 11’s beta has been released to developers for a while now, at least ever since Apple announced it at WWDC, but now the public beta means that even if you’re not a developer, you will be able to test drive the latest software on your iOS device.
It was back in 2015 that Apple introduced a public beta program, whereas before this users were required to have a verified developer account in order to gain access to the beta programs. However whether or not you should participate in this beta is entirely up to you since betas usually mean that the software isn’t quite 100% done and that your experience might not necessarily be ideal.
It could also “break” apps and cause them to lose their functionality, especially if there are major changes in iOS 11 that affects the way these apps are run. In any case the beta is open to those who are interested so head on over to Apple’s website and sign up if you want to check it out.