iOS 7 & iPad

HarryAinslie

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Is there a reason why Apple haven't released ios 7 for iPad yet? Is it normal for them to do this?

Obviously i dont know, but i'd have thought they would have released it for both so developers can iron all creases out before launch!

P.S. I'm not a dev so try not to rip me to shreds if the answer is pretty obvious! :D
 

rmeadejr

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Aug 25, 2009
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Is there a reason why Apple haven't released ios 7 for iPad yet? Is it normal for them to do this?

Obviously i dont know, but i'd have thought they would have released it for both so developers can iron all creases out before launch!

P.S. I'm not a dev so try not to rip me to shreds if the answer is pretty obvious! :D
maybe its not ready yet
 

iPhonemaster5S

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Considering they have to format many things to make iOS 7 work with the screen size there is some wait to be expected. I also heard that there were a lot of delays of getting iOS 7 into the beta so I bet they didn't want to delay the show just because the beta for the iPad wasn't ready. At least it was available for the iPhone in time.
 

Northernist

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I've read about there being some issues with the development of the iOS 7 beta on the iPad, to the point where Apple is starting to pull engineers from other departments to help work on it and make up for lost time.
 

batting1000

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Is there a reason why Apple haven't released ios 7 for iPad yet? Is it normal for them to do this?

Obviously i dont know, but i'd have thought they would have released it for both so developers can iron all creases out before launch!

P.S. I'm not a dev so try not to rip me to shreds if the answer is pretty obvious! :D
Just because they released the iPad and iPhone betas at the same time in the past, doesn't mean they have to the next time they do betas. iOS 7 is a pretty big redesign (the largest since the original iPhone) and therefore they probably needed extra time to optimize it for the larger screen. Keep in mind they only started working on iOS 7 seven months again and they still are not done.
 

Sirious

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Is there a reason why Apple haven't released ios 7 for iPad yet? Is it normal for them to do this?

Obviously i dont know, but i'd have thought they would have released it for both so developers can iron all creases out before launch!

P.S. I'm not a dev so try not to rip me to shreds if the answer is pretty obvious! :D
Probably one (or more) of the following reasons:
  1. It's not ready
  2. It's not finished
  3. They want to change the way iOS 7 feels and works on a larger dispaly
  4. They want it to look different from iOS 7 on iPhone
  5. They are running behind
  6. iOS 7 is not playing nice with the iPad, so they need to fix it?
  7. To keep us excited
  8. Previous versions of iOS were not as drastic
  9. They didn't want to delay the iPhone version just because the iPad version wasn't ready
  10. To release it along side iOS 7 beta 2
  11. They want feedback on the iPhone version so that they can apply changes in a larger scale to the iPad version

:D