If a recent release pattern from Apple is to be considered, developers and public testers might have a new iOS 10 beta to install beginning Friday, September 2.
Based on the previous rollouts, the iOS 10 developer beta 8 and public beta 7 were released by Apple just last Friday, August 26. A week prior to that, the Cupertino-based tech firm seeded the iOS 10 developer beta 7 as well as its counterpart for public beta users. Seeing that the recent betas are offered on a weekly basis, specifically, every Friday, as also reported by MacWorld, it would be safe to assume there’s a chance the iOS 10 beta 9 update is coming later this week.
Check out the new features and changes seen from the iOS 10 developer beta 8, as posted by EverythingApplePro on YouTube.
But it is also feasible there might not be a new iOS 10 beta to expect anymore, especially since iOS 10 Gold Master’s release is already on the horizon. Product Reviews doubts that Apple will still deliver the iOS 10 beta 9 before the anticipated GM release of the mobile firmware next week.
The publication also came up with a specific arrival time for the Gold Master or the finalized version of the firmware before the public release. According to the post, the Gold Master usually “arrives directly after the Apple special event each year, or around 2 hours after its start.” Thus, with this typical release schedule plus Apple recently confirming a launch event on September 7, folks from Product Reviews speculate that the iOS 10 GM will be received by developers around 9 p.m. in the UK, 4 p.m. in New York, and 1 p.m. in California on that day.
Aside from the Gold Master’s rollout, the tech industry is also expecting to get an update on the official public release schedule for the iOS 10 firmware during the September 7 event. Media invites for the Apple event were sent out early this week and came with a tagline, “See you on the 7th.”
MacRumors reported that the Apple event on Wednesday next week begins 10 a.m. Pacific Time in San Francisco, California, at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The official unveiling of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is anticipated as the highlights of the event. Apple Watch 2 may also be introduced on September 7, the report shared.
Live streaming of the iPhone-centered event will also be available. Below are the requirements provided by Apple to be able to successfully watch online the event as it happens.
“Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).”
iOS 10, first unveiled during Apple’s WWDC 2016 event held in June, is Apple’s next major OS update for their mobile devices. Its official public release is slated for fall this year. The description for the Apple OS on its official page reads as follows.
“Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10, our biggest release yet. Express yourself in bold new ways in Messages. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. And use the power of Siri in more apps than ever.”
Meanwhile, those who wish to install the latest beta version of the iOS 10 can simply head to the Settings app on their Apple mobile device, go to General, and then tap Software Update. For non-developers, iOS users need to be a member of the Apple Public Beta Program first to be able to have access to the test firmware.
Check out the list of iOS 10-compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod models in this previous Inquisitr report.
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