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Apple today seeded the first public betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, and macOS Big Sur 11.5 to public beta testers, one day after seeding first betas to developers.

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Public beta testers who have signed up for the beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS‌ 14.7 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website on an iOS device. macOS Big Sur 11.5 can be downloaded by going to the "Software Update" section of System Preferences after installing the profile.

iOS 14.7 and macOS Big Sur 11.5 may address bugs and issues that were not able to be included in the iOS 14.6 and macOS Big Sur 11.4 updates, which have yet to be released. There were no new features found in the betas provided to developers.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, and macOS Big Sur 11.5
 
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chucker23n1

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Do people expect iOS 14.7 to include the accessibility advances? (If it's an iOS 15 thing, seems weird to preview it this week?)
 

LFC2020

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Anyone kind enough to check if green tint is finally gone on public beta 1, thank you.
 

Osxguy

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Deleted the beta profile. Staying on main releases now. Maybe when iOS 15 is released for my iPhone 8 Plus. :rolleyes:
Ive been tempted to do this. Ever since public beta came out and instead of using more in-house Q/A (I am assuming) the OS has gone to ****. Here is my stupid theory and im sure some ass hat on here is going to roll their eyes cause well they are an armchair know it all. We are nerds. we download the iOS beta. we deal with the restarts, the random crashes etc. yes these crash reports get sent to apple but have you ever filled out a feedback form. Twice ive had two sit in the outbox because either the log was still collecting or I didn't have time to fill wait for it to upload. So a few weeks later when I got to submit another "feedback" its sitting in there undelivered.

So.. in my personal uneducated opinion I think the public betas may not be worth the effort and instead release reliable software so the next day apple doesn't have to releasee another patch...
 

Robert.Walter

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Ive been tempted to do this. Ever since public beta came out and instead of using more in-house Q/A (I am assuming) the OS has gone to ****. Here is my stupid theory and im sure some ass hat on here is going to roll their eyes cause well they are an armchair know it all. We are nerds. we download the iOS beta. we deal with the restarts, the random crashes etc. yes these crash reports get sent to apple but have you ever filled out a feedback form. Twice ive had two sit in the outbox because either the log was still collecting or I didn't have time to fill wait for it to upload. So a few weeks later when I got to submit another "feedback" its sitting in there undelivered.

So.. in my personal uneducated opinion I think the public betas may not be worth the effort and instead release reliable software so the next day apple doesn't have to releasee another patch...
When was last time that happened to you? What you describe was endemically frustrating. But the last year the feedback has run well from my 6S and iP2.
 

Realityck

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Ive been tempted to do this. Ever since public beta came out and instead of using more in-house Q/A (I am assuming) the OS has gone to ****. Here is my stupid theory and im sure some ass hat on here is going to roll their eyes cause well they are an armchair know it all. We are nerds. we download the iOS beta. we deal with the restarts, the random crashes etc. yes these crash reports get sent to apple but have you ever filled out a feedback form. Twice ive had two sit in the outbox because either the log was still collecting or I didn't have time to fill wait for it to upload. So a few weeks later when I got to submit another "feedback" its sitting in there undelivered.

So.. in my personal uneducated opinion I think the public betas may not be worth the effort and instead release reliable software so the next day apple doesn't have to releasee another patch...
Apple uses tiers of testers to expand their software QA before its release. Besides testing it in-house, they offers it to all the devs to exercise and find/report issues as impacted. Public Beta are enlarging the pool of people providing feedback for beta and RC software.

So going with that opinion your official rollouts might not have been exercised with as many setups/configurations as possible if Public Betas were not offered. Example would be older computers that are still supported but not what Apple employees are using at work and at home. :)
 

skoor101

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I don’t think Apple expects much from the public beta feedback giving no info what it contains or schedule info. I only do public betas if I think I want some feature or hope something is being fixed, since they never really give you any reason to take the risk otherwise. Only hope. On the other hand developers, almost have to test their apps regardless.
 

Realityck

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I noticed MacRumors fumbles and didn't add tvOS 14.7 update to this article. That was also available right after the MacOS 11.5 beta (PB) went online, before I saw IPadOS 14.7 beta become available.

Anywhat all the various fractional and integer settings are back that disappeared with tvOS 11.4. I saw this after finding that my default setting was no longer set. After enabling 4K HDR, the next boot brought me back to using Dolby Vision, you had many custom settings.
 
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Kar98

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I don’t think Apple expects much from the public beta feedback giving no info what it contains or schedule info. I only do public betas if I think I want some feature or hope something is being fixed, since they never really give you any reason to take the risk otherwise. Only hope. On the other hand developers, almost have to test their apps regardless.

A thousand users can report an actual bug in a released OSX version in the official Apple Forums and Apple will just tell them all they’re imagining it.
 

Freeangel1

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I hope they fix the bug in 11.4 or 11.5 that kills external hard disk.
Have they fixed the excessive read and writes to M1 SSD's that greatly shorten the life of the SSD?
weird how nothing is upgradable or repairable on M1 Macs and you have to worry about your SSD going bad before it's time.
I won't buy one until these things are fixed
If the new OS only allows software from the App Store to be installed. Forget it. I'm going Hackintosh X86
 

Diesel79

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According to the Zollo tech video for this beta Apple have rolled back the modem update we got with 14.6. I haven’t a clue why they’ve done this.
 
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