Monday, June 6, 2011

Apple posts iOS 5 Beta; developer site a bit overwhelmed

Apple posted its first beta version of its new iOS 5 software for developers to work with. Unfortunately, the developer site has been overwhelmed and is not performing as it should.
Developers would probably be wise to wait a few hours before trying to access the site.

Once you get there, however, you will be required to sign a new agreement (assuming you haven't done so already) before downloading the beta. Needless to say, only developers who are registered with Apple and have paid the $99 per year fee will be able to access the beta.

In addition to the ten new features highlighted in the keynote presentation this morning the beta will also reveal more new features, some of which were hinted at in the keynote: AirPlay mirroring, a new iPad music app, a personal dictionary, endless prosperity (OK, we made up that last one).

As an Apple developer I had no luck making it all the way through the Apple developer site due to the glitchy performance so I can not update media app developers about the beta at this time, so best of luck downloading the beta.