When will beta 6 be available?

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  1. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    August 20th sounding likely for beta 6? My iphone is ready b
     
  2. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    You've finished experimenting with beta 5 already?

    Anyway, it'll be a three week gap I think.
     
  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Before this beta 5 I would have said there won't be a beta 6 unless it's a hot fix like last years was. But after using this beta for a few hours. It's really stable but there are still a couple of things that make it not close to a GM imo
     
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  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Depends how B5 turns out to be
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's certainly that possibility of course, but even then, unless it's something truly serious, it might still end up being something addressed in GM and not before (unless another beta was planned anyway).
     
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    iOS 7, which was a MAJOR update, had 6 developer betas. Apple typically spends about one month adding any secret features then code freeze and fix bugs. Most final developer betas aren't known to be particularly stable, and this is when developers really scramble to fix any compatibility issues.

    So my guess is that today's beta 5 is the last iOS 8 developer beta.
     
  8. jonblatho macrumors 6502

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    From a development perspective, iOS 7 is small potatoes compared to iOS 8.
     
  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Obviously August 18th:

    4 + 14 = 18

    *rolling eyes*
     
  10. rtomyj macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm maybe. Wasn't it a total rewrite though? If not, you are right. All they really did for 7 was change assets and sprinkle some new features. While 8 is adding whole new frameworks to the underlying system. iOS 8 should then get at least one more beta. But it's totally up to Apple.
     
  11. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    Who cares about beta 6, why isn't the OP asking about the elephant in the room.....beta 7
     
  12. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    you mean beta 8, its only logic that ios 8 would obviously have 8 betas
     
  13. alezano macrumors member

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    How is iOS 8 beta 5 compared to last year iOS 7 beta 5? Do you guys remember?
     
  14. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Seriously?

    There will be as many beta as it takes. I doubt apple says "Gee all of our betas only have 5 releases".

    If Apple fails to release a fully working, GM ready, beta then they suck !!!

    Wait who am I kidding, based upon the recent past the GM's are a beta, and we are Apple's beta testers.
     
  15. MikeePA macrumors newbie

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    October 6

    I guess that Apple does not plan (for now) to release another beta before GM. Beta 5 expires on October 6.
     
  16. alezano macrumors member

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    If it's true that iPhone 6 will be presented September 9, which also means GM on that day, than beta 5 will very likely be the last beta.
     
  17. Fenderf4i macrumors member

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    I totally agree.
     
  18. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    iOS 8 Beta 6 Release Date???

    Apparently rumor has it that beta 6 will be released on August 15th which is this Friday. Just wanted to get some opinions. Is this predicted date right? Will there even be a beta 6? It seems a little wierd that a beta would be released on a Friday but stranger things have happened I guess...
     
  19. chukwithak macrumors member

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    I personally would like to see another beta before GM. I'm seeing quite a few common bugs within beta 5.
     
  20. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    I think we have 2 more to go before GM.
     
  21. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    And it's entirely possible they're spent from now until early September squashing those bugs. Someone else pointed out that there is usually a 4 week period between the last beta and the GM.

    I believe this beta 5 is the last.
     
  22. chukwithak macrumors member

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    I'd say it's a possibly, but unlikely. 1 more for sure though. We'll see.
     
  23. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    if anything i think just one more, at least a beta 6 to fix the transferring apps/syncing cause a device that fails to sync..really..first time i heard of that problem in any beta, thats pretty serious..& remember the last beta -> GM itself will have a host of, hopefully the last, changes till public release with the exception of this game breaking broken sync in beta 5 i think its quite good..1 more beta then GM will fix the rest, then a 8.0.1 near after launch will do any quick fix ups along with a 8.0.2 then probably 8.1 in nov/dec/jan as the apple trend has proven..
     
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    Should be interesting to see if tomorrow ends up panning out.
     

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