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  • Apple Reportedly Set to Let Retail Employees in On Pre-release iOS Firmware for Testing


    In an attempt to try and make pre-release iOS software more stable before it hits the general public, Apple is reportedly on track to have its retail store employees help test out beta software by distributing it to them in addition to the already-included close carrier partners and iOS developers.

    Having Apple Store retail employees work with the pre-release software and pinpoint critical bugs alongside carriers and iOS developers would allow Apple to get some additional bug reports from knowledgeable iOS users. In turn, more bugs could be hammered out of the release before users get their hands on it, and hopefully, another HealthKit-like scenario won't happen again.

    With Apple just around the corner from releasing iOS 8.2 with WatchKit, this is not another booboo that Apple will want to repeat. 9to5Mac notes that Apple retail store employees could start obtaining pre-release iOS firmware as early as iOS 8.2, which means retail store employees could test out WatchKit alongside the Apple Watch before customers get their hands on it.

    We'll continue to keep you updated on the latest, so stay tuned!

    Sources: 9to5Mac, Photo courtesy of Brian Kersey of Getty Images
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Reportedly Set to Let Retail Employees in On Pre-release iOS Firmware for Testing started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Sorry to say, when I got my MBP at the local Apple store. Asking some questions and they respond as if they were reading the stuff off the brochure. When asking them advance questions they should know, they had to go and ask the genius bar. So hopefully Apple releases beta to people that are qualified.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      ^^ it's just like going to bestbuy. U have to go to the magnolia theatre section for any real advice. Otherwise u might as well b at Wally World