iOS 8 beta 1 is available to download right now, but it’s locked behind Apple’s iOS developer program that costs $99 a year (about £58, AU$105 a year).
That’s a small price to pay for app developers who are making money, but it’s not meant for curious Apple fans looking for an early upgrade to new features.
iOS 8 is buggy and unfinished right now and iOS beta 2 isn’t likely to introduce enough fixes to warrant a try. There’s also a non-disclosure agreement attached to the program, so you can only brag so much.
It’s best to wait until the more stable iOS 8 gold master version arrives in a few months, right before its official release date this fall.