Although Apple has opened programs to test its software, the truth is that they tend to be very careful. By the time beta releases reach users, they are usually clean enough not to be a problem. So, it is rare to find news like today.
The big difference from these other occasions is that this time users should not be able to access this software. We are talking about the most recent beta version of HomePod software, which in turn is based on tvOS 15. A system that does not have an open beta test
In order to test this software with users, Apple uses its AppleSeed test platform. This is for invite-only access, so Apple can have more control. However, it seems that the profiles used for installing the software have been leaked.
Normally, this would not have a major impact. The problem is that the beta of the software causes overheating in first generation HomePods
Regarding possible repairs, the truth is that Apple does not seem to offer a solution. Ultimately, it is a defect caused by improper use, which consists of installing unauthorized software. This would not be the case for AppleSeed users, who may have additional confidential documentation.
Thus, this should serve as a reminder on the risk of installing unauthorized test software on our devices. If you want to try out the latest software from Apple, you can go to the public beta program, you don’t have to play with fire because you could say it happened this time.