We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now able to significantly relax our rules covering what can and cannot be said about beta versions of Apple software on the AppleVis website.
Previously, our rules covering new features or changes in a forthcoming software release have only permitted sharing of information which has already been made public by Apple itself. This typically included information made available at events such as new product launch announcements, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and on the preview pages of Apple’s website.
We hope that you will be pleased to hear that most information about new features or changes in beta Apple software can now be freely shared and discussed on the AppleVis website - even if not originally made public by Apple itself - provided that any post does not include the following:
- Anything which could be considered as technical support. For example, seeking help with installing/using beta software or problems with native or third-party apps after installing a beta.
- Discussion of bugs introduced or fixed in a beta release.
- Detailed descriptions, reviews or walk-throughs of how new or changed features are implemented in a beta release.
Please note that we reserve the right to remove from the AppleVis website any posts which we believe to be a breach of these rules, as well as questions that could only be answered by breaching them. Removing user-submitted content is never a pleasant decision for us, and it is something that we only do on the rare occasions when we believe it is necessary in order to protect the reputation and best interests of the AppleVis community.
Your continued respect for our rules covering discussion of beta Apple software is truly appreciated. The most up-to-date version of these rules can always be found here.