Apple Releases iOS 17 Public Beta 1 Along With tvOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10
Apple has today released a slew of new public beta updates giving people their first opportunity to install iOS 17, tvOS 17, macOS 14, and watchOS 10 on their devices at home.
Apple announced the new betas during the WWDC 2023 event on June 5 in Cupertino and there have been a handful of developer betas released since then.
But this is the first time that the public beta program has come online for these updates. They can all be downloaded for free, but people will first need to head to the Apple public beta program website in order to register their Apple ID.
None of these new updates are expected to be made available as final versions until later this fall and they are still very much betas. With that in mind, we would definitely suggest that people won’t install these updates on devices that are dedicated to beta testing.
There are likely to be bugs and issues, some of them potentially big. If you need your iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, or Apple TV to function as expected we definitely suggest giving the betas a miss. At least for now.
On a more positive note, Apple does only release public betas after developers have already tested the same update for a day or so, so any big new bugs should be caught before later betas are made available to the public.