Get the iOS 18 developer beta for free

Download it now for a sneak peek at upcoming iPhone features.

You don’t need to be a registered Apple developer to download the iOS 18 developer beta right now for free.

Say what?

Yes, you read that right. Apple changed the way it deploys betas. Now anyone can get access to developer betas, not just coders. It’s a great way to experience all the exciting new features coming to the iPhone.

So if you want to run buggy, unreliable and possibly device-bricking software on your main (or only) device, here’s how to do it right — including how to check if you have an up-to-date backup beforehand, just in case things go belly up.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • If you don’t want to download dodgy betas, you can at least get the new Apple wallpapers.

  • Apple clearly put a lot of thought into its AI-powered upgrades. Here’s why you shouldn’t fear Apple Intelligence.

  • Clocking in at nearly two hours, yesterday’s jam-packed WWDC24 keynote was a bit of a blur. Maybe you don’t have time for that: Here it all is in just 90 seconds.

  • This absolute unit of an iPhone power bank packs a whopping 50,000mAh for just $40.

  • Remember on old mobile phones when you wanted to type the letter “c,” and you had to press the key three times to select the letter? It’s called T9 dialing, and it’s finally coming to iPhone in iOS 18.

  • There are some interesting details in the iOS 18 beta that Apple didn’t mention during yesterday’s keynote. See the tweets below.

— Leander Kahney, EIC.

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Tweetz o’ the day

One more thing ...

We've got 25,000 people at Apple. About 10,000 of them are in the stores. And my job is to work with sort of the top 100 people, that's what I do. That doesn't mean they're all vice presidents. Some of them are just key individual contributors. So when a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know — just explore things.

— Steve Jobs, 2008.

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