The AppleSeed for IT program is designed specifically for education and enterprise customers committed to testing each new version of Apple beta software in their organizations. This program allows enterprise customers to validate their in-house and public apps on the upcoming Apple (beta) releases and provide direct feedback to Apple.
Some benefits of the program include:
- Access to prerelease software
- Dedicated review queue for bug reports and enhancement requests
- Detailed testing plans and surveys
The big change in the AppleSeed for IT 2019-2020 programs is the registration process. There is no more need to be invited, everyone with a managed AppleID (Apple School Manager / Apple Business Manager) can join now!
By joining the program, Apple will provide the pre-release versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and Apple Configurator to install and use.
The program includes a bug reporting system and a dedicated review queue for enterprise and education participants. Become a valuable part of the software development process and help to ensure the new software works in your organization once it becomes publicly available. In order to ensure participation in this program and help Apple release high-quality software, you’ll need to follow the process below.
How to Enroll
An Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager account is required to participate in AppleSeed for IT. To enroll in the program, follow these steps:
- Go to appleseed.apple.com and click on the “Sign in” button
- Log in with your Managed Apple ID from Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager. For more information on creating a Managed Apple ID, visit the help pages for Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager.
- You will now see a message “You have 1 outstanding invitation to other projects.” Select the link and you are prompted for the “AppleSeed for IT Program (2019-2020)” project.
- Read and accept the Confidentiality Agreement
After completing these steps, you will become an active participant in the AppleSeed for IT program. You can expect to receive additional information via email once the program starts.
- Customer Seed and Confidentiality Agreement: all potential program participants are asked to click through this agreement and be aware that use of prerelease software is strictly confidential. You may not discuss the software or your feedback outside of the AppleSeed for IT program. Maintaining confidentiality about prerelease software is critical to the future success of the AppleSeed program. Please read and comply with the terms of the agreement to avoid possible legal consequences.
- Active Participation: Apple asks that you use the provided beta software in your day-to-day activities, an environment that can’t be replicated at Apple.
- Important Considerations: we recommend installing the beta software on your primary device. The best way to understand possible issues your users may encounter in your environment is to be fully immersed in the software. Backups should be maintained to mitigate data loss in the event of an application or system crash. Apple is not liable for malfunctions resulting from the installation of this prerelease software. Apple also does not guarantee that data created or modified by this software will be compatible with future versions.