iOS 8 Beta 3 Reportedly Not Launching Until Tuesday, July 8

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    The third beta release of iOS 8 will not occur until Tuesday, July 8, according to a report from BGR. That timeframe would mark a three-week interval following the release of the second beta last week.

    Apple commonly begins seeding versions of its major new iOS versions on roughly two-week intervals, moving to three-week intervals later in the testing period as work progresses. For example, with iOS 7 last year, the second and third betas arrived two weeks after their predecessors with the fourth beta shifting to a three-week interval. Apple did, however, then follow that with several intervals of around a week as it pushed out an urgent bug fix.

    iOS 6 followed a similar pattern without the interim bug fix, seeing a two-week interval leading up to the second beta before quickly shifting to three-week intervals for the third and fourth betas.

    BGR has a good, but not perfect, track record in predicting iOS beta releases, so it seems likely that there will be no iOS 8 beta release next week.

    Article Link: iOS 8 Beta 3 Reportedly Not Launching Until Tuesday, July 8
     
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    Being 100% realistic, since BGR is saying July 8, it's a safe bet that it will be ANY other day but July 8
     
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    Damn. Beta 2 is the buggiest ios beta I've ever tested. No 4G, and twice now my phone has completely frozen on me with the only way to fix it being to wait 4 hours for the battery to run out before charging again!!
     
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    The sooner the better. Went back to 7.1.1 on my daily because 8 was entirely too buggy
     
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    I completely agree, beta 1 was a lot more stable. Beta 2 feels a bit smoother, but freezes and crashes far more.
     
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    I hope this won't affect the Yosemite updates. :(
     
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    You can force a hard reboot of the phone by holding down both the home button and power button at the same time until the white apple appears. With beta 2 I'm having to do this at least once every 4-6 hours.
     
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    Not happy about this. Beta 2 seemed much more stable to me at first, but now I can hardly develop with it at all. Crash after crash. It's useless to me as a dev.
     
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    Agreed. MR already knows that a bit of web traffic comes from Apple's campus, so somebody in Cupertino is keeping up to date. I like to think Tim occasionally reads the articles and deliberately tells them to release at a different date as an epic troll move.

    It's probably not true but you never know ... :)
     
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    Bummer. Running into a known issue in my iPad mini 32g where it keeps filling up every few days even though I only have 10gb of stuff on it. The only way I've been able to clear it is to reset everything and delete data and then restore.
     
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    BGR, Really?!?!

    So when has BGR become a reliable source?
     
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    actually it makes sense because beta 3 of ios 7 came 3 three weeks after beta 2. i assume ios 8 will follow ios 7 beta schedule
     
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    Here's to hoping that when iOS 8 reaches the public release it's rock solid when it comes to stability.
     
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    IF this were true, then it may stand to reason that OS X 10.10 beta/DP 3 may follow suit.
     
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    Thank god you are a developer and have this on your developer phone and not on your daily driver right?
     
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    I'm a starving developer so my developer phone is my daily driver. Am I allowed under your rules?
     
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    Why would anyone assume that they would push a new beta or release during a holiday week?
     
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    Allowed? Sure! Wise? Nope! ( I'm also a single-phone developer )
     
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    I'm not sure it makes sense to release it after a holiday week either... everybody waits to get back from vacation and then they hit "send"? It would make more sense to release it before a long break... or at least, just as much sense.
     
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    Beta 2 is running fine on my iPhone 5. It runs a lot better than beta 1 did. Some apps act up or funny, but no freezing or needing to restart.
     
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    I did the same, two days after I installed iOS 8 lol.
     

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