How Often Does Apple Release Beta Updates?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by El3ctronics, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    #1
    Simple question...For those with experience beta testing previous iOS builds, how often does Apple update the beta? Thanks.
     
  2. los318 macrumors 6502

    los318

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    #2
    I think the better question now is how often will Apple be releasing Delta updates.
     
  3. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    #3
    "Delta updates" is considered "updating the beta" ;)
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    #4
    Don't be such a lawyer.
     
  5. Craiger macrumors 6502a

    Craiger

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    #5
    It depends on if Delta updates are actually supported in Beta 1. My guess is that they are not unless there is some documentation saying there is...
     
  6. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    #6
    Well what was the update cycle like in the past?
     
  7. boss.king macrumors 68040

    boss.king

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    #7
    Roughly every two weeks as far as I remember, but I could be wrong.
     
  8. the1payday macrumors 6502

    the1payday

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Location:
    Amarillo, TX
    #8
    Beta builds in the past have come out USUALLY every other Tuesday. Beta 2 will probably be out on or around the 21st June.
     
  9. SirithX macrumors 6502

    SirithX

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #9
    I believe Apple did say that delta updates are forthcoming. I remember they mentioned somewhere that the beta iOS 5 we have now will eventually be able to be updated to the gold master version that will go out to consumers.
     
  10. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    #10
    Good question, now that they can push updates I would expect to see those on a significantly more rapid schedule than previous full beta releases. Maybe the delta update doesn't work with the betas?
     
  11. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

    Dwalls90

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    #11
    Going by Apple's past schemes, I still wouldn't expect nightly builds like chrome uses ... I would hope for biweekly updates, but that might be too optimistic.
     
  12. geiman macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    #12
    This; I wouldn't get your hopes up for more frequent updates. I mean it would be nice, but I'm kinda doubting it considering they're not trying to fix bugs for usability sake, but for app development sake.
     
  13. VSMacOne macrumors 601

    VSMacOne

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    #13
    Oh, I think those two are not mutually exclusive.. They're working on fixing but just as much as app development, because they only have roughly about 3 months to get everything ready. And by the looks of it, they've already done an amazing job. For the small hiccup, iOS5beta works just as well as iOS 4.3.3 if not better.
    The question is whether the beta is Delta upgradeable or not?
     
  14. geiman macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    #14
    Right right, I just meant that they're not worried about getting a new beta out so that we don't have to put up with the annoying bugs anymore. They aren't expecting people to be using this as their daily OS, so I don't think they're going to be very worried about rushing out updates to fix the annoyances with the current beta. But yes, they certainly are worried about fixing the bugs for the final release, thats a given.

    And yes, this beta is very stable, I'm very impressed with it. Its much much better than previous beta 1s; not nearly as many annoying glitches.
     

Share This Page