Apple against sites sharing iOS16 developer beta

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After WWDC 2022, Apple released the first developer beta of iOS 16 and other software updates for Apple Developer Program members. And so, while users had to wait until July to try the OS update, someone was able to try it out in advance thanks to some sites they shared. unofficial installation links. A strategy that Apple did not like at all, which is now slowly lashing out at these deceptive sites.

IOS 16 Beta: Apple Against Sites Sharing Unofficial Installation Links

BetaProfiles.com is one of the more established sites when it comes to sharing the iOS beta. Yet on Wednesday the site shared an announcement on its Twitter profile, stating that it “will be closed soon” to avoid a “legal battle with Apple”. And hinting that the company has filed a lawsuit against the portal. On the other hand, at this very moment BetaProfiles.com it is no longer available. And the same goes for IPSW.dev, although it’s unclear whether this was removed for the same reason or if those responsible were afraid of receiving a warning from Apple.

The Apple Firmwares site, which also shares profiles for installing Apple’s beta software, is still live on the web. But who knows if it will be for much longer. According to what MacRumors reported, in fact, the lawyers representing Apple at Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP would have asked Twitter to remove tweets containing links to these websites. In fact, these actions are no surprise at all. The iOS 16 beta provided to developers is owned by Apple, and is subject to conditions that dictate that those with access to it cannot share such software with others.

In any case, in the early years of the iPhone’s release, access to Apple’s beta software was much more limited than it is now. In fact, to download the new firmware, developers had to visit the dedicated website. But with iOS 9, Apple began releasing public beta software versions to all interested users, and this caused the company to relax the requirements for installing beta software aimed at developers. So it’s no wonder that Apple lashed out at sites that illegally shared the iOS 16 developer beta.