AppleSeed for IT
Apple has developed a program for enterprise and education customers who want to test all prerelease changes in the mobile device management (MDM) settings for their organization. These changes are to Apple software, preinstalled apps, and their organization’s deployment-related apps. The testing targets Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, Apple TV, and Apple Watch), preinstalled apps such as Mail and Calendar, and Profile Manager. With this program, AppleSeed for IT, your professionals and technology managers evaluate the latest prerelease software versions in their unique work environments and offer feedback directly to Apple engineering teams. Your team also takes part in a dedicated bug submission process, and detailed testing plans, and forums with other participants.
When you give Apple feedback, you ensure that the new software works in your organization. You also give your users confidence that the technology will support them as soon as it’s released.
Apple leads the industry in delivering operating system updates to provide new enhancements and features to users as well as to address emerging security concerns. Updates are provided for all supported devices simultaneously. With AppleSeed for IT, your IT department tests beta software readiness for your organization before the software is released to users. As a result of your feedback—on feature quality, usability, integration, and operation of features in your environment—Apple identifies issues, fixes them, and makes the final software release even better.
Customers with Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager are eligible to participate in AppleSeed for IT. Each participant must have a Managed Apple ID provided by their organization and an email associated with their Managed Apple ID. Managed Apple IDs with the role of student can’t participate.
Combine with other beta programs
AppleSeed for IT provides access to prerelease software versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and other specific Apple apps. Work with your MDM vendor and other IT partners to join their beta programs and ensure their products support the latest features. Test business critical apps, network connectivity, security settings, deployment workflows, and other essential services.