Users who want to test experimental iOS features can install public betas… and that’s it. Contacted by Apple lawyers, BetaProfiles.com and IPSW.dev, two sites that shared iOS betas normally reserved for developers, have indeed just closed their doors.
Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that BetaProfiles will be shutting down soon, I just don’t want to get into a legal battle with Apple. BetaProfiles social media will remain as a place to discuss beta updates. Thanks guys so much ❤️
— Beta Profiles (@BetaProfiles) August 10, 2022
To access non-public betas, you normally need to subscribe to Apple’s Developer Program which costs $99 per year. Beta Profiles and IPSW.dev circumvented this rule, however, by offering their visitors download links to beta profiles or .ipsw files (which allow direct installation of a given version of iOS).
Although it is not officially confirmed in the case of IPSW.dev, Beta Profiles explained that it received a letter from Apple’s lawyers and chose to close the site directly in order to avoid possible legal proceedings. . Twitter would also have been contacted under the DMCA law to remove tweets containing links that led to such sites.
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