Apple stops letting iOS beta testers publish unfair app reviews

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It’s not at all fair to developers when people using prerelease, unfinished versions of iOS post negative app reviews in the App Store. App makers typically focus on optimizing their software for the latest commercial release of Apple’s operating system — currently iOS 8.4 — and then make the necessary updates and changes as a new major iOS update approaches every fall.

But as Apple Insider notes, Apple has inexplicably allowed iOS beta users to publish reviews in years past, when the pool of testers was mostly limited to app developers and hardcore enthusiasts. That finally looks to be changing with iOS 9, based on reported changes in the fourth developer beta. Apple has had the good sense to shut down app reviews for anyone using…

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