Beta 4 the last beta before GM?

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  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    With the rumoured September 12th iPhone announcement, could iOS 6 beta 4 be the final beta before the golden master? What do you all think?
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Nope.
     
  3. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Any insight as to why not?
     
  4. Nyk0n macrumors regular

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    with average of 2-3 weeks between betas there is room for one or two more betas to be released.

    iOS 5 had 6 Beta's iOS 4 had 5 betas I think there is still enough bugs that the GM is at least two betas away from Beta 4
     
  5. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd expect one more Beta before the GM. If the rumours are correct, we've still got over a month to wait, so it makes sense for Apple to put out another beta, possibly the final week of August, which would be a near GM build. Just my guess though.
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    What Nyk0n said.....plus I just don't see this being the last. Too much work to be done still.
     
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Based on (1) past releases, (2) about 2 weeks of developer beta cycle, and (3) September 12 as new iPhone announcement date, iOS 6 beta 4 could very well be final beta.

    Excluding iOS 2, public availability of final version occurs 34 to 52 days after final developer beta. 34 and 52 days plus iOS 6 beta 4 release date are September 9 and September 27, respectively.

    iOS 2:
    • Final developer beta 8: June 26, 2008
    • GM: N/A
    • Public: July 11, 2008 (15 days after last developer beta)

    iOS 3:
    • Final developer beta 5: May 6, 2009
    • GM: June 8, 2009 (33 days after last developer beta)
    • Public: June 17, 2009 (42 days after last developer beta)

    iOS 4:
    • Final developer beta 4: May 18, 2010
    • GM: June 7, 2010 (20 days after last developer beta)
    • Public: June 21, 2010 (34 days after last developer beta)

    iOS 5:
    • Final developer beta 7: August 21, 2011
    • GM: October 4, 2011 (44 days after last developer beta)
    • Public: October 12, 2011 (52 days after last developer beta)

    Having said that, my instinct tells me there may be just one more beta. But I wouldn't peg the odd any higher than 50%.
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I think this is the last beta. There is usually a month between the final beta and GM. If not, then MAYBE one more beta like next week or the week after, but I'm thinking this will be the last one and GM will be out September 12th.
     
  9. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Usually? You didn't read that time table above your post I see.


    The last few betas of 5 came pretty close together like they were getting em out to test out last few bugs.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I did. I'm talking about the final beta to the GM is usually, give or take, a month
     
  11. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Final beta to GM is always the longest and is *usually* close to a month. Seeing as the purported Keynote is just over a month away I'm calling beta 4 the final beta.
     
  12. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

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    im still not sold on the iphone event being in sep,
    maybe ipad event

    i think we will see one maybe two more betas,
    everything is still falling into place
    and theres still bugs
     
  13. jnmiah macrumors member

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    dont you see the pattern. ios 4-5 betas
    ios 5-6 betas
    ios 6-7 betas
     
  14. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Their schedule doesn't work this way, boy. There's not specific amt of betas apple need to release. Besides, we better off not trying to predict what apple is going to do.
     
  15. jnmiah macrumors member

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    yea you are right
     
  16. Beezzy macrumors 6502

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    Why do people always ask this? We'll know when the GM is released. Geez like we all know.
     
  17. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    Hi highly doubt this is the last beta. I've already run into a few bugs and unfinished areas. I would say at least one more towards the mid-end of August.
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    False. iOS 4 had 4 betas and a GM.
    iOS 5 had 7 betas and a GM. iOS 6 has had 4 betas so far. There is no pattern and plus, that last version wouldn't influence the upcoming one.
     
  19. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Especially if Apple is going to replace all traces of Google.
     
  20. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Whats funny is that somehow people still seem to get all pumped up about these imaginary patterns :D
     
  21. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because that's the point of these forums. I know that nobody knows, but I want to see what people think.

    Thanks to every who has contributed :)
     

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