IPhone 8, Beta Testing – Social media is filled up with a lot of rumour and fake news. One of the latest is with regards to Apple’s Tim Cook and their new phone – IPhone 8. As per the social media, below:

“IPhone 8 release Date is 8th September 2017, but we are testing out iPhone 8 beta and first 2000 lucky users get it free. #Ihpone8”.

Posts on Facebook says that –


Tim Cook Apple CEO has announced Free Apple 8 iPhone to test its beta features for first 2000 orders. Yes you heard it right, you get apple iPhone 8 absolutely free. Hurry up only 1200 phones left, I have successfully ordered one iPhone 8 now. You to order it free from apple official site

We checked Tim cook’s official twitter page, there is no such tweet done by him. We also verified such news from apple twitter page and its official site. Nowhere such information is available.

If you really want to become apple beta tester, then visit the below site –


This is TestFlight Beta Testing provided by Apple. If you are an iOS developer and want your apps (iOS, Watch OS and tvOS) to be tested before you actually release it on App Store. Then you can invite upto 2,000 testers. This invitation can be sent by only using their email address.

Conclusion – The above news about twitter post of Tim Cook is hoax. Whenever you get any such news, then you can verify it the way I have done it. Tim Cook’s profile is available on public domain of twitter. Verify it. You can also verify the authenticity by checking the official page of Apple. Lastly, if you really want to become beta tester, the apple is always open with its testflight program. Click on the above link provided by apple.

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