How Many Beta's Will There Be Until iOS 6 Comes Out?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by trenfro, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. trenfro macrumors newbie

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    I know, "Nobody knows, you just have to wait!" I know all that. I'm asking for an estimate based on the previous iOS releases. Any helpful feedback is appreciated.:D
     
  2. soulsteelgray macrumors regular

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    http://willhains.com/iOS-version-history

    2.0 had 8, 3.0 had 6, 4.0 had 5, 5.0 had 8.

    My guess is that there will be 5-6 beta versions, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it creep up to 7. 8 seems a little on the extreme end.
     
  3. naveah macrumors regular

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    I have a similar question. Do you guys think that the launch date for the next-generation iPhone will be governed by the readiness of iOS or the readiness of the hardware? To be sure, iPhone 4S seemed to be governed by software; iOS 5 (with all its enhancements and Siri) was a huge undertaking while the 4S hardware could have been designed at a relatively faster pace. [Just a opinion question. I'm not expecting an exact answer—though if there are any Apple employees out there, I'd love an exact answer.]
     
  4. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    The new iPhone has always released a few days after the new OS is released. Will be the same thing again this year.
     
  5. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    It won't be out until the new iPhone comes out, which is usually this fall in October.
     
  6. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Good question. iOS 5 obviously had the most beta's as it had a lot of backend stuff to add. iCloud itself was a huge undertaking and I'm not surprised we broke the record with 8 beta versions.

    iOS6 doesn't really have anything major like that. Maps is arguably the biggest change, that's nothing compared to iCloud/iMessage. I see an absolute max of 5 betas.
     
  7. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Beta 2 only has several minor issues on my iPhone and iPad so final coming next :D
     
  8. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    I could only dream. Loving iOS 6.
     
  9. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

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    i will say up to 5, maybe more

    we are looking towards a sep/oct launch, going by last year.
     

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