There’s something fun about getting to stuff before everyone else. Back when I could play games, I loved getting early access perks for buying early, like when I preordered the Warhammer MMORPG. I had a week or so where it was just me and a million other people grinding away for experience points. Then everyone else joined up and I lost interest in the game. That’s not quite as common with software. Usually, you have to get lucky or know someone to become a software beta tester, but Apple is knocking down the door. Apple is giving access to the beta version of iOS 9 to anyone who wants it.
If you’re interested, just head over to Apple’s beta website and sign up. The iOS 9 download will come with an app for reporting feedback on performance and bugs. So, yeah, be prepared for lots and lots of bugs. Apple suggests that users download it onto a secondary phone and make sure to back up your functioning phone BEFORE you put iOS 9 on it, just in case it turns out to be a really bad idea to install beta software on your only phone.