Websites BetaProfiles.com and IPSW.dev that provided download links for apple’s pre-release software, such as iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and tvOS 16, as well as developer profiles have shut down this week.
“Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that BetaProfiles will be shutting down soon, I just don’t want to get into a legal battle with Apple. BetaProfiles social media will remain as a place to discuss beta updates. Thanks guys so much”- A tweet from BetaProfiles.com
Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that BetaProfiles will be shutting down soon, I just don't want to get into a legal battle with Apple. BetaProfiles social media will remain as a place to discuss beta updates. Thanks guys so much ❤️— Beta Profiles (@BetaProfiles) August 10, 2022
Lawyers at Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP, who represents Apple, also filed takedown forms on Twitter for tweets with links to the infringing material. Allegedly, the notice claims that the tweets violated copyright for proprietary beta versions of Apple software (all of the tweets listed above are no longer visible).
The developer of IPSW.dev gave users access to iOS 16 beta IPSW files and other Apple software with download links through Apple’s servers, WeTransfer file sharing, and torrents. The links they provide also include beta profiles & IPSW files available. There was a message on BetaProfiles.com that users must be enrolled in the Apple developer program to download profiles, but they cannot achieve it via the provided site.
Apple’s developer betas are not available to the general public, so sites such as BetaProfiles.com and IPSW.dev are having difficulty providing access to these betas.
Sign up for the public beta program and you’ll be able to test apple beta firmware for free.