An iOS 10.3.3 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is confirmed but many of the key details are shrouded in mystery.
Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 update is currently in beta for all devices capable of running iOS 10.
iOS 10.3.3 update isn’t a milestone upgrade like iOS 10.3 but it’s still going to be an important release for those dealing with bugs and iOS users concerned with device security.
The next iOS 10 release isn’t as exciting as some of its predecessors but we continue to get questions about its contents and its release date. Many iPhone and iPad users, particularly users struggling with iOS 10 problems, want to know when iOS 10.3.3 will be out.
Apple hasn’t confirmed a specific iOS 10.3.3 release date nor has it confirmed the contents of its next iOS 10 update. That said, we can make some educated guesses about the iOS 10.3.3 update, its release date, its release time, and its features (or lack thereof).
While some parts of the update’s release are difficult to predict, we’re able to fill in some gaps using Apple’s iOS release protocol and the iOS 10.3.3 beta.
Today we want to take you through our iOS 10.3.3 expectations. These predictions will help average users, people new to iOS, and those that haven’t followed the iOS 10.3.3 update’s progress set realistic expectations for Apple’s next upgrade.
iOS 10.3.3 Release Date
Apple rarely announces iOS release dates ahead of time so its silence regarding the iOS 10.3.3 release date isn't surprising.
It's difficult to predict an exact iOS 10.3.3 release date for your device but we do have one potential clue to share with you.
In a bit of an odd move (Apple typically saves new features for milestone upgrades), Apple's included some new iPad Pro wallpapers inside iOS 10.3.3. The timing is a bit interesting given the company's rumored announcements at WWDC 2017.
Apple is reportedly planning to announce new iPad models at WWDC 2017. Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the company will announce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro during the show. It's possible these wallpapers tie-in with these announcements. Their release could also be a complete coincidence.
At this point we see two scenarios: A release alongside new iPads in early June or a long drawn-out process like the iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 10.2.1 betas.
June 5th lands on a Monday and Apple loves to release new iOS software on Monday's. Don't be surprised if iOS 10.3.3 emerges in early June.