Apple’s iOS 11.4.1 update will most likely be the final version of iOS 11. The company hasn’t confirmed iOS 11.4.2 and we don’t expect it to roll out a new iOS 11.5 milestone update this summer with its next operating system so close.
iOS 12 is the next version of iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and its headed out to select iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches sometime this fall.
Apple hasn’t confirmed a specific iOS 12 release date, but all signs point to an arrival alongside new iPhones and iPads in the usual launch window.
iOS 12 Release Date
Apple is reportedly working on new hardware including three new iPhone models and new 2018 iPad models. The devices are expected to launch in September which means we’ll more than likely see iOS 12 arrive sometime that month ahead of their respective release date(s).
Apple is currently on the seventh iOS 12 beta for developers, fifth beta for those in the public Beta Software Program, and we expect the company to release one or two more betas this summer. The company typically pushes at least six betas before it feels comfortable pushing a new operating system to millions of users around the world.
Beta testing will likely continue through the company’s fall media event where it will likely announce the global iOS 12 release date on stage. We expect the final iOS 12 beta, the Gold Master (GM) to arrive in and around that launch date. Once the GM arrives, the official iOS 12 release will be imminent.
The iOS 12 beta will drag on for a few more weeks, but don’t let that stop you from preparing for the iOS 12 update’s arrival. There are a few things you can, and probably should, do before Apple makes things official.
In this guide we’ll go over some tips and tricks that will you prepare yourself, and your device, for the highly anticipated iOS 12 release date this fall.