iOS 7 Beta 7 Release Expected Today
The iOS 7 beta 7 release date is reportedly set for today, delivering the final iOS 7 beta in time for testing before a Gold Master that is expected at the rumored September 10th iPhone 5S event.
The iOS 7 beta release cycle is expected to come back to Monday, with the iOS 7 beta 7 release arriving at 1 PM eastern, 10 AM Pacific, for developers registered as part of the Apple Developer program.
Update: The IOS 7 beta 7 release is still in the wind, but could come later today.
Rumors previously targeted an iOS 7 beta 6 release this week, but Apple pushed that out late Thursday night as an emergency fix for an iCloud issue, bumping a bigger fix of the iOS 7 beta to today.
Apple announced iOS 7 at WWDC in June, and kicked off an iOS 7 beta program that developers are using to test the new features and design. many developers are already planning iOS 7 app updates and over half will require iOS 7 to use their new app versions.
BGR reports this morning that the iOS 7 beta 7 release is set for today, claiming the file is already in the hands of Apple Partners who have early access to the files.
The iOS 7 beta 7 reportedly comes with a higher build number that indicates a new version of iOS 7. While we don’t yet know what will be new in the iOS 7 beta 7, it is likely the last beta Apple will push out before locking down the iOS 7 release into a Gold Master.
Rumors point to an iOS 7 Gold Master or GM arriving on September 5th for some partners and to developers on September 5th after Apple shows off new iPhone models and likely several hidden iOS 7 features which it kept internal to the Apple IOS development team.
The video below shows iOS 7 on the iPad, highlighting new features, including a new look, new icons, animations, new multitasking and more.
This would give Apple a week or so to test the iOS 7 GM for any final bugs that could get in the way of a public release. Apple could be planning an iOS 7 release to the public on September 18th ahead of an iPhone 5S release date. The iOS 7 update is planned for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPod touch 5th generation.