Apple emails beta testers to try out iOS 15, macOS Monterey

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Apple is keen to get more people testing out iOS 15 and its other major operating system updates, according to an email to existing beta testers encouraging them to try out the public betas.

Apple is anticipated to release iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey to the public this fall, alongside its hardware releases. While it is currently beta-testing the milestone versions, it appears that Apple wants more people trying out the inbound software updates.

An email was sent to participants of its Beta Software Program, nudging people who haven't yet downloaded the next operating system versions to do so. The email, seen by 9to5Mac, offers that participants "can help shape Apple software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think."

Major software releases that will be used by millions of people needs to undertake rigorous testing before release, hence Apple's extensive beta-testing program. While the email may suggest that Apple doesn't have enough people testing out its software, it is more likely that Apple just wants more data on top of the vast amount it already collects from its existing pools of testers.

The updates introduce many changes, including changes to FaceTime such as SharePlay, as well as new Focus modes for productivity. Safari and Maps improvements are also inbound, as well as updated multitasking features in iPadOS 15 and the ability to develop and submit apps to the App Store via Swift Playgrounds.