APPLE HAS BANNED users running a beta version of iOS from leaving app reviews, news that will no doubt be welcomed by developers.
As anyone currently using the beta version of iOS 9 will know all too well, not all apps play nicely with the software.
Until now, iPhone and iPad owners running pre-release software have been able to moan about these unexplained crashes and random restarts via Apple’s App Store review system.
This is a feature that has, unsurprisingly, never been welcomed by developers, who are unable to submit patches for problems discovered in iOS 9, for example, which means that faults will remain unfixed until the operating system’s full release.
iOS 9 is also the first version of Apple’s mobile operating system to have been made available for public beta testing, meaning that hundreds of thousands of people have been able to complain about these pre-release glitches.
A report at Apple Insider said that many developers have seen their App Store rating drop because of this system.
However, in a move that will have iOS developers dancing in the streets, Apple has seemingly yanked this feature, banning those running beta versions of the software from heading over to the App Store to complain.
Instead, those trying to will be greeted with the message: “This feature isn’t available. You can’t write reviews while using a pre-release version of iOS.”