Am I helping?

fezzzer

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Jun 13, 2013
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I am running iOS 7 beta, but I am not a developer. Despite this fact, I consider myself a power user, and I'm sure there are many others in this position. I am reporting bugs as I notice them to Apple.

Does my 'Diagnostic and usage' information contribute anything to help towards the final product ie is the information actually useful?

Ps I should point out that I have paid the £60 fee to Apple therefore I am using the beta legally.
 

batting1000

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I am running iOS 7 beta, but I am not a developer. Despite this fact, I consider myself a power user, and I'm sure there are many others in this position. I am reporting bugs as I notice them to Apple.

Does my 'Diagnostic and usage' information contribute anything to help towards the final product ie is the information actually useful?

Ps I should point out that I have paid the £60 fee to Apple therefore I am using the beta legally.
Yes, you are.
 

Night Spring

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If you have paid the fee and joined the developer program, can't you log in to the developer's site and submit bugs/feedback?
 

fezzzer

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Apple released it for developers to test their software on. Nothing more.
Nothing more? So by them using our usage and crash logs, and us submitting bugs won't count for anything is that what you are suggesting?
 

virginblue4

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Apple released it for developers to test their software on. Nothing more.
They also want bug reports submitted.

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I am running iOS 7 beta, but I am not a developer. Despite this fact, I consider myself a power user, and I'm sure there are many others in this position. I am reporting bugs as I notice them to Apple.

Does my 'Diagnostic and usage' information contribute anything to help towards the final product ie is the information actually useful?

Ps I should point out that I have paid the £60 fee to Apple therefore I am using the beta legally.
Yes, you are helping. Make sure that you submit bugs through the Apple bug reporter. Make sure they are actual bugs, not complaints about how you dislike something.
 

fezzzer

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I've seen a lot of negative reaction towards non developers using the beta (granted many are not 'legal) and I was just wondering if those of us that are in a similar position to me who are using the beta were actually helping contribute towards a more 'finished' OS.
 

virginblue4

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I've seen a lot of negative reaction towards non developers using the beta (granted many are not 'legal) and I was just wondering if those of us that are in a similar position to me who are using the beta were actually helping contribute towards a more 'finished' OS.
All of your bug reports are contributing overall to fixing the problems.
 

mrapplegate

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I've seen a lot of negative reaction towards non developers using the beta (granted many are not 'legal) and I was just wondering if those of us that are in a similar position to me who are using the beta were actually helping contribute towards a more 'finished' OS.
I suspect Apple gets more "help" from those who actually file reports than from their automatic diagnostic system. File reports at https://bugreport.apple.com, you just need an Apple ID.

Here is an interesting article about those who just pay $99 to play with a beta.
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/13/psa-if-youre-not-a-developer-dont-install-developer-betas-on/