Am I helping?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by fezzzer, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. fezzzer macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes, you are.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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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?
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Apple released it for developers to test their software on. Nothing more.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes and he says he is.
     
  6. fezzzer thread starter macrumors member

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    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?
     
  7. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    They also want bug reports submitted.

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    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.
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It does. I'm not sure what you're trying to do/find out...
     
  9. fezzzer thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  10. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    All of your bug reports are contributing overall to fixing the problems.
     
  11. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    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/
     
  12. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    Kudos for paying the money even if you are not a developer ! :D
     

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