When will Apple show off/release iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by irDigital0l, Feb 16, 2013.


When will Apple show off/release iOS 7?

  1. Preview - Spring | Release - Summer

    52 vote(s)
  2. Preview - Summer | Release - Fall

    92 vote(s)
  1. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Apple has done this two ways in the past...

    iPhone OS 2, 3, iOS 4
    April - preview
    June - public release

    iOS 5, 6
    June - preview at WWDC
    Sep/Oct - public release

    Rumors are that Apple will release the iPhone 5S sooner, maybe as soon as in June/July compared to Sep/Oct.
  2. moonman239 macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2009
    Apple generally releases iOSx updates with the release of a new iPhone, and I'd say the probability of a pre-iOS preview rumor of iOS being correct is slim.
  3. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    That makes no sense, Apple always announces the new iOS months before the actual release and that's when the betas start. And the actual release is with a new phone.

    OP I'd say probably the same as last 2 years with announcement at WWDC.
  4. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    I expect iOS 7 to be a further refined iOS6. Apple's path is set, to expect some major wow factor is to set yourself up for great disappointment.
  5. irDigital0l thread starter Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Yup, Apple has always shown off the major iOS update with the new iPhone.

    I guess the real questions is when will we see the iPhone 5S? WWDC or in Sep?
  6. Moccasin macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Er no, the iOS is shown off a few months before that year's iPhone is released. Sometimes a new feature that was kept under wraps is announced with the phone, but the software is trailed 2-3 months before the phone is announced.

    If invitations to an event are sent out in the next couple of months, then we have a good chance of an early iPhone. If not, then the likelihood is phone released around October again. I'm hoping for the former - my iPhone 4 will be 3 years old by then and will no doubt struggle with iOS 7.

    Will be intriguing - could that putative ATV event that was speculated about, and which was rubbished by Dalrymple, actually be a preview of iOS 7? Would seem a little early, given that Jony Ive only got his hands on things a few months ago.
  7. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I hope you are wrong but do fear the worst. I still have a 3GS so it would be a miracle if IOS 7 worked anyway.
  8. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    As long as they let us switch default app then I'm happy, it's all i want.
  9. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
  10. 4sguy macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    It should. I mean, what's so special about iOS that the 3Gs couldn't handle? 3D maps? Disable it for the 3Gs.

    iOS hasn't changed much since 2007. It should be able to be run by any phone.
  11. irDigital0l thread starter Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    iOS 6 is the last iOS that will support the iPhone 3GS.

    Apple stopped selling them just like the iPad 1 which means no more upgrades.
  12. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I think you would see a preview at WWDC with the release of an iPhone 5S, then a release in early November with the release of an iPhone 6. Or at least I hope.:D
  13. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Just what I was thinking. Thankfully I got as far as ios 6 which fixed all the issue ios5 gave me :)
  14. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Hopefully iOS 7 isn't too RAM intensive. Ram has been the biggest reason for performance issues. iOS 4 was awful on the 3G because of its 128mb. iOS 5 is awful on the first gen iPad because of its 256mb and iOS 6 is awful on the touch 4th gen because of 256mb. If its gonna kill the device, don't release it for it.
  15. Beeplance macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2012
    If iOS 7 supports the 3GS, I'll wire the entire contents of my bank account to a random charitable organisation. I'm serious.

    iOS 7 ain't gonna support the 3GS. It just ain't gonna happen.
  16. Random 995K macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Why not upgrade then lol.
  17. Ste Nova, Feb 18, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013

    Ste Nova macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
    how long ago did they stop selling the 3gs????

    edit.. found it "On September 12, 2012, Apple announced that they will no longer be selling and supporting the iPhone 3GS"
  18. zhandri macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    i hope we will see some major improvements when they stop supporting the 3GS. i think hardware limitation is a big problem concerning the ios updates
  19. Beeplance macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2012
    I wanna use my 3GS until it disintegrates. Still working fine and I don't have a need for most of the new features of the newer models.

    The iPhone 4 has a similar processor as the 3GS. Not sure if it will support iOS 7 as well, although it's still being sold.
  20. Random 995K macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Fair enough, hopefully you can upgrade to iOS 7 but the odds are slim.
  21. trustme macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    Why? I have a 2009 MacBook Pro which they stopped selling but it still gets upgrades.
  22. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    So, you are ready to donate more than $199+tax to some charitable organization but not ready to spend the same amount on a new phone? Makes sense if your bank account has less than $199. :D
  23. irDigital0l thread starter Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    You should ask Apple.

    They want people to upgrade.

    Plus the iPhone 3GS only has 256MB of RAM.

    Im sure your 2009 MBP has more power than that.
  24. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    $650 phone vs $2,000 computer. Not really comparable.
  25. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009

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