Apple’s iOS 11.4.1 update could 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 this close.
The iOS 12 update is the next version OS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and its headed our way 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
The company is reportedly working on new hardware including three new iPhone models and at least one new 2018 iPad model. 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 release date(s).
Apple is currently on the fourth iOS 12 beta for developers, third beta for those in the public Beta Software Program, and we expect the company to release 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 almost certainly 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 is 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 iOS 12 release date this fall.