last few years, the iOS release coincides with the next iPhone release.....Ok so now it's all but confirmed that iOS 7 will be announced next week. In the past, generally how much time has there been between new iOS announcement and it's public release?
"Late" is a relative term... Late compared to what? iOS had the last 2 major releases in early fall. Also... you will "have to" use beta versions? Why? Is your iPhone going to cease functioning when iOS 7 is announced?Fall is bit late, but it is reasonable, since it is going to be something Apple never done with iOS, so there are going to be hundreds of bugs and it will take time to get everything right and ready for the masses.
But I guess I'll have to use beta versions for the first time.
I'd say 3 months tops. That's a beta release every 2 weeks. People have to be fast in these times. It's not like they're going to make iOS 7 completely backwards INcompatible! I mean, iOS 3.0-built apps still run on iOS 6, y'know?That would be an extremely quick beta process for developers to get their apps working. If they did that, iOS 7 would launch with very little app support.
Yes, but as someone mentioned eariler there may and will be lots of bugs considering they changed many things. The most important factor here I think is the release of iPhone 5s. Why would they give us iOS 7 without showing off great working-only-on-iPhone5s features. Your chart shows 90 days for 6.0 and I am sure it will be similar here. Some sites even mentioned about iPhone 5s delays so I would not expect August release :<I'd say 3 months tops. That's a beta release every 2 weeks. People have to be fast in these times. It's not like they're going to make iOS 7 completely backwards INcompatible! I mean, iOS 3.0-built apps still run on iOS 6, y'know?
I say we look back at history: