Beta Firmware

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  1. joshsroka macrumors member

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    Do all developers get access to beta firmware? just wondering in case beta 3.0 comes out today, would that be under the downloads section in the developers area? was wondering how it wored for 2.0 thanks
     
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    Seems to me that developers who were accepted into the program during the initial beta period (before mid-July of last year) get access to the beta firmware, whereas I've never had access to any beta and have had to wait until the firmware was released to the public, and which point I could download the new SDK and test my apps to ensure they still work under the new firmware. Hopefully this policy will change with 3.0.
     
  3. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    I too am hopeful that will change. I'd love to see ALL devs get access to 3.0 beta but won't be allowed to publish the apps until 3.0 is actually released. That would be the fair thing to do.

    But, it's probably wishful thinking.
     
  4. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    My wish came true! YES! YES! I will be installing 3.0 Beta immediately.

    Hopefully the damn App Store problems will be fixed today as well.
     
  5. alw4416 macrumors member

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    not to sound like a total idiot, but where can i get beta 3.0?

     
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    If you're a registered iPhone Developer, from the iPhone Dev Center (once it's back up). If not, you're SOL.
     
  7. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    So does anybody know if I apply to be an iPhone developer and pay my $99 fee today, will I be able to download the beta?
     
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    Even if you apply today, it'll probably be a few days before you're even accepted. And you don't need to pay the $99 to get access to the SDK. That part is free.
     
  9. kwyn macrumors regular

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    Can anyone signed up install the firmware? Even from a PC and itunes?
     
  10. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    Also, 3.0 Beta may not have all of the features announced today, and the ones they do have may not be working.

    If you're not a developer, then DONT SIGN UP. It's not worth the $99 to turn your iPhone into a brick if something screws up. You'll get a working copy in June like everyone else.

    My guess is that this will be mostly an SDK Beta, where many user features may not even be turned on yet.
     
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    No, you'll need an Intel-based Mac.
     
  12. ToM-RSC macrumors member

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    If anyone gets the direct link to this, it'll be appreciated. I'm loading one page every 20 minutes or so in the Dev Center. (Yes, I am an iPhone dev who has paid the $99 last year)
     
  13. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah direct link to SDK and 3.0 firmware would be great if anyone gets through ... not too lucky right now
     
  14. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    The iphone dev page is down.
    As of 4:41PM EST, I get Http/1.1 Service Unavailable
     
  15. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Every once and a while I get
     
  17. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    I just got in fro the first time ... but it thought I wasn't logged in ... oh well
     
  18. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Also when I got it ... I did not see anywhere to download SDK 3.0 or iPhone 3.0
     
  19. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Come on site load ... my phone is sitting next to me craving 3.0 and every 15 min as it checks for new email it keeps letting outs its small groan emanating through the speakers saying upgrade me to 3.0 ... gotta love poorly shielded speakers and ATT service
     
  20. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    THE 3.0 SDK IS FOR PAID DEVELOPERS ONLY AND 3.0 FIRMWARE ... If you are not a part of the paid program please kindly leave the ADC iPhone site so paid developers can get thorough ... :D
     
  21. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Besides the beta-ness will the phone fully function with the beta firmware? Like network access, Wifi etc.? Some devices I've tried in the past were crippled with beta firmwares. I have two iPhones so I'm not too bothered about paying $99 installing buggy firmware to try out the new stuff.
     
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    By the time your 99 is approved it could be June already with 3.0 out for free...
     
  24. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    If it was any other site I'd swear they got /.ed...
     
  25. detz macrumors 65816

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    I've accepted the new terms four times now and I still can't see it, it's like it's not updating which could be because it's so bogged down.
     

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