Can I post information or ask questions about beta or preview versions of Apple software?

Information and questions regarding beta and preview releases of Apple software can be posted to the Apple Beta Releases section of our discussion forum.

Please note that discussion of illegal use or distribution of pre-release software is not permitted. Failure to follow this rule will result in your post being removed and possibly your AppleVis account suspended.

We also need to stress the importance of reporting bugs directly to Apple. If you are a beta tester, please ensure that you have use Apple's Feedback Assistant to report any bugs that you encounter. Discussing them on AppleVis alone will not get them resolved.

We welcome and appreciate your support for the rules set out on this page.

Apple's Non-Disclosure Agreement

Note that Apple requires that anybody who legally downloads and installs beta or preview versions of its software accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement. By accepting this NDA, you are limited to what you can publicly say about the software. If you do not follow these limitations, Apple may take legal action against you.

In particular, we direct you to the following sections of the agreement:

6. Nonuse and Nondisclosure of Confidential Information. Except as expressly permitted in this Section 6, you agree that you will not disclose, publish, or otherwise disseminate any Confidential Information to anyone other than individuals who are enrolled in the same individual seed as you, or as otherwise expressly permitted or agreed to in writing by Apple. You further agree to take reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized use, disclosure, publication, or dissemination of Confidential Information, including preventing access to or display of the Apple Software to third parties. You agree to use the Confidential Information solely for the permitted uses as set forth in this Agreement. You agree not to use Confidential Information otherwise for your own or any third party’s benefit without the prior written approval of an authorized representative of Apple in each instance. You hereby acknowledge that unauthorized disclosure or use of Confidential Information could cause irreparable harm and significant injury to Apple that may be difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, you agree that Apple will have the right to seek immediate injunctive relief to enforce obligations under this Agreement in addition to any other rights and remedies it may have.

10. Discussion Forums. As part of the Beta Program, you may have the ability to participate in discussion forums provided by Apple about the Pre-Release Software and other Confidential Information that Apple may make available to you. For purposes of such discussion forums, Apple is providing a limited exception to Section 6 by allowing you to discuss certain Apple Confidential Information received by you in connection with a particular seed with other seed participants who are in the same seed as you in the Apple designated discussion forum for such seed, and only within this discussion forum.

Except for the limited purpose of discussions with other seed participants within such forums, you acknowledge and agree that this Agreement does not grant you the right to copy, reproduce, publish, blog, disclose, transmit, or otherwise disseminate any Apple Confidential Information.

Revised: 7/8/2022