If you’re feeling adventurous, you can now download the beta version of Apple’s upcoming MacOS Catalina, iOS 13 and iPadOS software. The company made the test versions of the operating system publicly available on Monday, giving anyone a taste of the platform. Apple unveils its newest software each year in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference. It then releases the operating systems to developers to make apps ahead of the final release, typically in September when its newest devices hit the market. In early 2015, Apple started letting the public test its mobile software with iOS 8.3. By offering the operating system early both to developers and the public, Apple aims to catch more bugs and make sure the software works well before it’s rolled out to a broad audience. As with all betas, it’s likely some things will change before the final release. And there could be bugs and other issues that come from downloading software still in development. Now playing: Watch this: Apple reveals tons of software updates and a Mac Pro… 1:26 Download the betas at your own risk — and be sure to back up your devices before you do. As Apple has warned, “since the public beta software has not yet been commercially released by Apple, it may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not function as well as commercially released software.” Apple advises people to only download beta software on a secondary device or one that’s not “business critical.” This year saw Apple split its mobile software into two — iPhones… [Read full story]
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