Apple released the first public betas of iOS 13 today, and it has also sent out AppleSeed invitations to users for watchOS 6. The program is another way for Apple to collect feedback and information about the new Apple Watch operating system before releasing the final version to the public this fall.
Users are receiving emails informing them that they are invited to join the AppleSeed program for watchOS 6, and will be able to test the pre-release version of the OS and provide feedback to the Cupertino firm.
While Apple operates a public beta program that allows anyone to install betas of their upcoming operating systems, the AppleSeed program requires active participation, as users are supplied with access to a community discussion board, are sent questionnaires, and can also access a Feedback Assistant app that allows them to report quality and usability issues to Apple.
AppleSeed participants are required to agree to Apple’s non-disclosure agreement, which limits what they can say to others about their experiences with the software.
watchOS 6 is expected to hit Apple Watches everywhere this fall, likely alongside the release of the Apple Watch Series 5.