1. Josh Anderson4's Avatar
    Using this data, we calculated the average time it took for an iOS x.0 beta release to move on to the next beta. Heres what we found:

    Beta 1 lasts 14.75 days
    Beta 2 lasts 15.4 days
    Beta 3 lasts 15 days
    Beta 4 lasts 18.6 days
    Beta 5 lasts 17.8 days
    Beta 6 lasts 11 days

    So if Apple keeps to this schedule with iOS 7, here are the iOS 7 release dates were looking at:

    Beta 2 Monday, June 24th
    Beta 3 Wednesday, July 10th
    Beta 4 Thursday, July 25th
    Beta 5 Monday, August 12th
    Beta 6 Friday, August 30th
    Gold Master Tuesday, September 10th
    iOS 7 Final Friday, September 20th
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    06-19-2013 03:14 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    To put that last post (^^^^^) into perspective, it might be useful to see the info that he is referencing. It’s from this post on Cult of Mac:

    When Will The Next iOS 7 Beta Arrive? When Will iOS 7 Be Released? [iOS 7 Timeline] | Cult of Mac

    With iOS 7 Beta 1 now out on the iPhone, the next obvious question is “When is iOS 7 Beta 2’ coming out? And what about Beta 3? Beta 4? When will iOS 7 go gold?

    Good questions, and obviously, only Apple could tell you for sure. But Apple’s been releasing post-WWDC betas long enough at this point that it’s pretty easy to track how long on average each beta takes, and by doing so, we can not only forecast when iOS 7 will be released with a probable amount of accuracy: we can put a date on the iPhone 5s’s release.

    Here’s what we think. We think iOS 7 Beta 2 will be released next Monday, the 24th. iOS 7 will go gold on September 10th, the same day the iPhone 5s will be announced. And the iPhone 5s and iOS 7 will be released on September 20th. Here’s why.

    Last year, Will Hains thoughtfully put together a handy HTML5 chart that showed the time, in days, that each previous iOS beta had gestated.
    Using this data, we calculated the average time it took for an iOS x.0 beta release to move on to the next beta. Here’s what we found:

    • Beta 1 – lasts 14.75 days
    • Beta 2 – lasts 15.4 days
    • Beta 3 – lasts 15 days
    • Beta 4 – lasts 18.6 days
    • Beta 5 – lasts 17.8 days
    • Beta 6 – lasts 11 days


    So if Apple keeps to this schedule with iOS 7, here are the iOS 7 release dates we’re looking at:

    • Beta 2 – Monday, June 24th
    • Beta 3 – Wednesday, July 10th
    • Beta 4 – Thursday, July 25th
    • Beta 5 – Monday, August 12th
    • Beta 6 – Friday, August 30th
    • Gold Master – Tuesday, September 10th
    • iOS 7 Final – Friday, September 20th


    A word of explanation is required for the Gold Master and iOS 7 Final release, since we’re making an assumption here.

    According to our model, the seventh beta of iOS 7 would be released on Tuesday, September 10th. The reason we’re calling this the “Gold Master” is because we are assuming that Apple will choose to release this as the final iOS 7 developer ahead of the full release of iOS 7 on September 20th.

    Why are we saying that September 20th will be iOS 7’s official release? We know that Apple traditionally announces the next iPhone on a Tuesday ten days before it goes on sale, and releases the latest Gold Master of iOS shortly there after. We also know that Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 5s in mid-to-late September, and that the iOS 7 beta will not continue past the release of the next iPhone. So we think a September 20th release date make a lot of sense.

    Obviously, these are just predictions based upon historical data, and could be wrong. There’s all sorts of things Apple might do differently in 2013. But the best way to predict what Apple will do in the future has been to look to the past, and while the dates above for the individual iOS 7 betas might be off here or there, we think they still add up to a September 10th announcement for the iPhone 5s, and a September 20th release date.
    Last edited by Fausty82; 06-19-2013 at 04:18 PM.
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    06-19-2013 03:20 PM
  3. Josh Anderson4's Avatar
    To put that last post (^^^^^) into perspective, it might be useful to see the info that he is referencing. It’s from this post on 9to5Mac:

    Thanks for posting the graph, i wasn't able to do so on my phone.
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    06-19-2013 03:23 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    I read it will expire July 24th.
    That doesn't mean anything.
    06-19-2013 03:28 PM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    Developers will be notified when it is time to update. No worries..
    06-19-2013 03:31 PM
  6. norrisja's Avatar
    06-19-2013 04:00 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Um, yeah ... I posted the article above over an hour ago ... but thanks for playing.
    06-19-2013 04:18 PM
  8. norrisja's Avatar
    My bad. What could I have been thinking.
    06-19-2013 08:03 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Using this data, we calculated the average time it took for an iOS x.0 beta release to move on to the next beta. Heres what we found:

    Beta 1 lasts 14.75 days
    Beta 2 lasts 15.4 days
    Beta 3 lasts 15 days
    Beta 4 lasts 18.6 days
    Beta 5 lasts 17.8 days
    Beta 6 lasts 11 days

    So if Apple keeps to this schedule with iOS 7, here are the iOS 7 release dates were looking at:

    Beta 2 Monday, June 24th
    Beta 3 Wednesday, July 10th
    Beta 4 Thursday, July 25th
    Beta 5 Monday, August 12th
    Beta 6 Friday, August 30th
    Gold Master Tuesday, September 10th
    iOS 7 Final Friday, September 20th
    Ill just wait and load it in aug lol Jk I did the io6 beta .. Don't feel like dealing with bugs even thou it's expected


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    06-19-2013 11:00 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    ​If I was a betting man, I would put my money on tomorrow. People asking it would be OTA. All betas were OTA last year. Only time I would expect it not to be OTA is when GM seed gets released. Apple doesn't allow a OTA from beta to a official release.
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    06-23-2013 01:57 PM
  11. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    ​If I was a betting man, I would put my money on tomorrow. People asking it would be OTA. All betas were OTA last year. Only time I would expect it not to be OTA is when GM seed gets released. Apple doesn't allow a OTA from beta to a official release.
    I can see that. This b1 seems like it was rushed to get out for WWDC. Now they have had time to squash some common bugs that are major enough to affect use ability.
    06-23-2013 02:18 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    I can see that. This b1 seems like it was rushed to get out for WWDC. Now they have had time to squash some common bugs that are major enough to affect use ability.
    To apple it a overhaul. I wouldn't say a beta is ever rushed. It's a beta and beta 1. I expect these bugs. You better believe beta 2 will still be pretty darn buggy. That's why these aren't meant for public and primary device use.
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    06-23-2013 02:48 PM
  13. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    To apple it a overhaul. I wouldn't say a beta is ever rushed. It's a beta and beta 1. I expect these bugs. You better believe beta 2 will still be pretty darn buggy. That's why these aren't meant for public and primary device use.
    Oh yea. I hope nobody is expecting perfection in beta 2. They will squash some bugs, and create a few more. Usually by beta 4 it starts to get solid, at least in my experience.
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    06-24-2013 11:31 AM
  14. dobermansrule's Avatar
    It is out now. Just released a couple of minutes ago...
    06-24-2013 01:15 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    It is out now. Just released a couple of minutes ago...
    More like about 19 minutes ago...
    06-24-2013 01:18 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    06-24-2013 01:20 PM
  17. LCW's Avatar
    Woohoo - got beta 2 downloaded and installed! Glad it was OTA!

    PS - in before the lock
    06-24-2013 02:44 PM
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