Deploying internal builds to Ship - Is Apple validation step required?



I’m new to Bitrise and found that Ship beta feature. Does it offer the ability to generate iOS artifact and expose it to a set of internal beta-testers without having to pass by Apple verification step ?
Or is the Apple verification always a mandatory step before publishing the artifact on / ship ?

If yes, does it depends on the ipa export method selected ?
If not, what are the different ipa export method for ?

  • app-store .
  • ad-hoc .
  • enterprise .
  • development
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