If you’re looking to update your Mac or iPhone to iOS 8, you can’t do it without the help of an Apple developer.
The developer’s tool, called Apple Software Update, will automatically update the applications in your Mac and iPhone if they’re not in beta status, but it will only do that if you’ve purchased a developer’s edition of the software, which will include a copy of iOS 8.1, as well as the developer’s new iWork and iMovie apps.
That means if you bought a developer edition of iOS 7 for $99, and a developer version of iOS 9 for $199, you’re out of luck.
The developer’s app will only work if you have that developer’s license, which comes with a $199 yearly fee.
The problem, though, is that Apple doesn’t let developers distribute apps to users who already have the developer edition, and some have taken it upon themselves to distribute apps directly to users.
Apple’s website says that apps are released under “fair use” guidelines, and that you can only distribute apps “to those who have purchased developer’s editions of iOS or OS X.”
Apple says that’s true, but if you download the developer version from its website, you won’t be able to redistribute those apps to anyone who doesn’t have the software.
It’s a similar situation with the Apple Music app, which is free to download on the Apple App Store and works with iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
Apple’s developers can’t distribute apps through the App Store, either, so you’ll need to download an app from Apple’s developer site or install it on your device.
This means you’re essentially locked to a developer license, and your only way to get the developer app is to pay $199 for the developer software and to upgrade your device to iOS 9.
So if you’re on a locked-down version of OS X, you’ll probably need to upgrade to iOS 10 to get access to some of the developer apps.
But if you own an unlocked iPhone, you could try out the developer tools and see if they work.
If you’re worried that your iPhone will run out of battery if you install the developer tool, you might want to consider switching to iOS 11.
iOS 11 offers developers the ability to distribute iOS apps for free to users on any device, whether that’s a Mac, a Windows PC, or an Android device.