With all the furore surrounding the release of the Apple IPhone IOS7 you’re no doubt wondering how you can get your hands on it- sadly it’s not going to be available to the public till September but if you *NEED IT* now, then here’s how…
Remember that once you go IOS7 you’re in it for the long haul; you can’t reverse it and downgrade. So you’re taking a bit of a gamble on an unfinished piece of software. Granted it’s an Apple piece of software, so you’re in pretty safe hands, but just something to bear in mind.
Buy enough of that here’s the first way to upgrade.
1) Get a Developer Account
Apple always grants access to its new software to developers, and for the $99 annual fee you can join the exclusive club of people who are able to legitimately play around with it under the premise of ‘work’. But if you’re that serious about it, you probably already knew that.
2) Make friends with a Developer
If you’re friends with an Apple developer then you’re in luck and if not? Start some serious shmoozing. Each developer is granted access to create 100 new profiles through their account, and once he’s clicked you through you’re good to install pretty much instantaneously.
3) Buy Access For a Token Amount
Perhaps the most dubious means of acquiring IOS7, but one which scrupulous companies are cashing in on for some cynical profiteering.To access IOS7 via this means you’ll need your device’s Unique Device Identifier (UDID) which you can extract with this simple free app, before the companies grant you access to their developer accounts.
Apple -unsurprisingly- ain’t too happy about this practice and have cancelled developer accounts in the past over this, but with so many companies offering the service it seems, for now, a losing battle on their part.
However it’s all slightly sketchy and you should probably ask yourself if you really want to be buying an unfinished piece of software, especially seeing as you only have to wait till September. There also seem to be a lot of people commenting online that they’ve been scammed by fake accounts promising IOS7 who failed to deliver, so again bear that in mind!
4) Or….Follow the advice of one Gary ‘Confucious’ Barlow.
And have a little patience….