iOS 7 Beta 6 Arriving Next Week as Final Seed Before Golden Master?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    BGR reports that its sources have laid out a rough timeline for the final developer seeds of iOS 7, unsurprisingly noting that Beta 6 should arrive sometime next week, roughly two weeks after the release of Beta 5.

    The report indicates that Beta 6 is planned to be the final developer release before Apple finalizes iOS 7 with a golden master build. That golden master is expected to be seeded to internal groups and carrier partners starting on September 5, with the full developer community receiving access on September 10 alongside Apple's iPhone media event.
    If Apple follows the pattern of its last several iPhone launches, the new iPhone hardware could launch in the first round of countries around Friday, September 20, with iOS 7 being made available to the public for existing devices a few days earlier.

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  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
  3. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Fingers crossed the final release is rock solid - you just know everyone will be gunning for ya, Apple.

    Make us proud.
  4. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    Oh come on guys - my dog's left bollock could've worked that out.
  5. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Is everyone still complaining about the IOS 7 icons ?
  6. Intarweb macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
    This is by far the most excited I've been for an OS, for like, ever. I can't wait to install it come September.
  7. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    It's possible we'll see a larger batch of countries for the first round.
  8. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    Ditto. I'm not planning on any new hardware this year, so Mavericks and iOS 7 are going to be big treats for me.
  9. TimWillz macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2013
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Free developers

    Does that mean that it will be available for free developer accounts on September 10th?
  10. Bare macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    For a while I wanted to get developer access, but now I'm glad I waited. A clean version is just around the corner, and I will welcome the refreshed OS.
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Psh. Going from OS 9 to OS X, that was exciting.
  12. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    I hope this works out. I mean the timing of it all. A little late for back to school but a Spetember release and pre-orders for the phone is a lot better than October IMHO.
  13. Kenrik macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2004
    The software is far from GM ready. I don't know if they can make that timeline.
  14. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Watch Apple change most of them in the GM just to mess with us for three months :D
  15. Nin3teen macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Central Florida
    No, but I am complaining about the terrible look of the iPod app. Bundling all albums/songs by an Artist into one screen? Taking away the ability to shuffle all songs by an artist? Yeah yeah you can tell Siri to, "shuffle songs by System of a Down," but this shouldn't have to be the only way to accomplish this...

    And has anyone else noticed pano-wallpaper panning get broken in Beta 5? Mine did. And that god-awful wait time for a reboot. *sigh*

    I love iOS 7 don't get me wrong. This late in the beta testing, its the little things you can nit-pick and complain about. :D
  16. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    Makes sense. Two weeks since Beta 5, and three weeks before the GM.
  17. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    I don't think the Maverick release will be Sept 10.
  18. mattburley7 macrumors 68040

    Oct 13, 2011
    there is most likely a lot of changes from beta 5 to 6 to the GM version so I'm sure its going to be ready by September 10th.
  19. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    No, you'll have to wait a week.

    Unless you want to do some googling...
  20. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Apple doesn't consider phones a back to school item so it makes sense they would wait and focus on computers and tablets for BTS
  21. sziehr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2009
    I can the iphone variant of the os is pretty decent now. The ipad version well now that bad boy needs some serious love before it gets out there in the wild. The ipad has some show stopper bugs which i am sure will get fixed in the next beta release but it was amateur hour mistake to let it out the door like that.
  22. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    Should be a treat. Or a turd, depending on your perspective.

    I'm more the former; pretty pumped.
  23. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    This is what I mean, they need to make it as bulletproof as possible from the start.

    There will always be little bugs, but just no major issues is vital.
  24. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    As someone who has been using beta 1 through beta 5 on 3 different devices

    iOS7 has a ways to go before GM imo
  25. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    This is all pretty much obvious. However, Apple could always squeeze a Beta 7 in there before the GM.

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