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Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a day after the launch of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4.

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Registered developers can opt in to the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to Software Update, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option and toggling on the iOS 16 Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

We don't yet know what's included in the betas, but Apple has delivered many of the promised features that were announced when iOS 16 was first unveiled. We are still waiting on the Apple Card Savings account and Apple Pay Later, a feature that Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said was coming "soon."

When we learn what's included in the update, we'll share details.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5
 

AppleFan91

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So this is somewhat odd. I am not a registered developer or anything at all, yet when I toggle on the developer beta in updates - I can download the update…

Is apple letting anyone opt into developer betas now and not needing a dev account, etc?

(I’d love this but I know a lot of devs will be unpleased as this is something they like to keep to themselves lol)
 

JosephAW

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What? No 16.4.1? Wasn't expecting a point update. iOS 16 should be reaching eol soon. :rolleyes:
 

Evelyn Harthbrooke

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They couldn’t have put this stuff in 16.4 ???
No...these versions are planned and developed weeks if not months in advance. Apple moves very quickly internally. Knowing Apple they're probably already in the planning stages of iOS 18 alongside iOS 17. Apple always, or at least for the last few years anyway, releases .5 versions of iOS.
What? No 16.4.1? Wasn't expecting a point update. iOS 16 should be reaching eol soon. :rolleyes:
How do you not expect this, when iOS 15 went all the way to iOS 15.7 before iOS 16 released? Stuff like this is typical for Apple these days. And for iOS 14, they literally went all the way to iOS 14.8.
 

jrhop

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So this is somewhat odd. I am not a registered developer or anything at all, yet when I toggle on the developer beta in updates - I can download the update…

Is apple letting anyone opt into developer betas now and not needing a dev account, etc?

(I’d love this but I know a lot of devs will be unpleased as this is something they like to keep to themselves lol)
Me too! I definitely don’t have developer account and I can also choose to download this new developer beta!
 

AppleFan91

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Me too! I definitely don’t have developer account and I can also choose to download this new developer beta!
I’m sure it’s just wishful thinking but it would be cool if Apple went the other way than expected and made it to where people didn’t have to hunt profiles and/or register UDID’s and could get it straight from the source lol
 

iStorm

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So this is somewhat odd. I am not a registered developer or anything at all, yet when I toggle on the developer beta in updates - I can download the update…

Is apple letting anyone opt into developer betas now and not needing a dev account, etc?

(I’d love this but I know a lot of devs will be unpleased as this is something they like to keep to themselves lol)
I checked this section after updating to 16.4 yesterday, and only the public beta option was showing (no developer beta option). I unenrolled from the public beta (from the beta site) and then the "Beta Updates" disappeared altogether on the Software Update screen, as expected.

I'm seeing the developer beta option now, but suspect it's just a glitch on Apple's end since it wasn't showing yesterday.
 

TruthWatcher412

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So this is somewhat odd. I am not a registered developer or anything at all, yet when I toggle on the developer beta in updates - I can download the update…

Is apple letting anyone opt into developer betas now and not needing a dev account, etc?

(I’d love this but I know a lot of devs will be unpleased as this is something they like to keep to themselves lol)
Same thing worked for me
 

Apple Mac Daz

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So this is somewhat odd. I am not a registered developer or anything at all, yet when I toggle on the developer beta in updates - I can download the update…

Is apple letting anyone opt into developer betas now and not needing a dev account, etc?

(I’d love this but I know a lot of devs will be unpleased as this is something they like to keep to themselves lol)
Pretty sure come iOS 17 we will be screwed installing it unless your a registered developer
 
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