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How to sign up for the iOS 10, MacOS Sierra public betas

Here's how and when you can take Apple's new operating systems for a spin.

This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET's complete coverage from and about Apple's annual developers conference.

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Apple unveiled iOS 10 and Mac OS Sierra, the operating systems for its mobile and desktop platforms respectively, Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

As with past WWDC announcements, developer betas will made available today, with public betas and official releases to follow. The public betas for both iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra will available in July, with the final releases of each scheduled for the fall.

If you want to get your hands on Apple's latest software and don't have a developer account with Apple, you can sign up now to be notified when the public betas are released in July (Apple hasn't specified an exact date in July). You can sign up here and will need to provide your email and password for your Apple ID. You need to sign up only once to be notified when both the iOS 10 and MacOS public betas are available.


Apple's iOS 10 was unveiled at WWDC 2016.


As with any pre-release software, you may encounter bugs and other performance issues. The purpose of the developer beta as well as the later public beta is to help Apple and its developers iron out the kinks before the final versions are released. Thus, we urge you to proceed with caution, using an old device and backing up your data before installing beta software.

For more, see our complete coverage of WWDC 2016.