iOS 7 Release Said to Be On Track for September
The iOS 7 beta 4 release is imminent and it appears that it will be one of several more iOS 7 betas as the iOS 7 release has been pegged for September, the same month that’s rumored to contain the iPhone 5S launch date.
At WWDC, Apple announced that the iOS 7 update would be released sometime this fall, meaning the earliest it would launch would be sometime during the month of September. In the meantime, the company has been releasing iOS 7 betas in order to test the software and ensure a smooth delivery to the millions of iOS owners.
Today, the highly anticipated iOS 7 beta 4 is said to be arriving for owners of the iPhone and iPad after a bit of a wait. That is still unconfirmed, but at the moment, it appears likely.
What’s also appearing likely is an iOS 7 release in September. BGR reports that the iOS 7 Gold Master release is on track for September with Apple planning two more beta releases after iOS 7 beta 4. If this is true, it could mean that we’ll see not only iOS 7 released in September but the new iPhone 5S as well. Rumors have pointed to an iPhone 5S release in late September which could mean that we see iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S make their first appearance together in early-to-mid September.
Exact timing for the upcoming betas and iOS 7 Gold Master are unknown and those dates will likely not come into view until much later on in the process.
Despite the numerous bugs and the recent hacking of Apple’s Developer site, it appears that Apple is on track for an iOS 7 release not only this fall but during the month of September. All iPhone 5S rumors have settled in on September and given that Apple always launches a new iPhone with a new piece of iOS software, it makes sense that iOS 7 rumors are pegging it for arrival during that month.
iOS 7 will also be rolling out to older iOS devices including the iPhone 5, iPod touch fifth-gen, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini. All updates will not be created equal as the software will be limited on some of Apple’s older devices including the iPad mini.
The iPhone 5S is expected to bring at least one unique feature. Rumors suggest that Apple will be introducing a fingerprint sensor on board the iPhone 5S and it could be that the software is related to that in some way. Like all pre-launch Apple rumors though, nothing is set in stone.