Apple offered non-developers the opportunity to try out a beta version of the OS X Yosemite operating system.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, the same method could be used with the arrival of iOS 8.3 next month, and the process could be repeated with the iOS 9 later this year.
The site talks about a public release of the iOS 8.3 around mid-March, while a first iOS 9 beta release would take place during the summer.
The public beta of OS X Yosemite was made available to a million users who had shown interest before the official release.
Users will be able to join a program launched by Apple in order to have privileged access.