Apple had assured users that it would release iOS 7 for the public this fall. Now a new report alleges that due to a number of problems, Apple might have to delay iOS 7 release for iPad and iPad mini.
Ever since it was first shown off at WWDC 2013 in June, iOS 7 has been available for registered Apple developers in beta version. Apple only seeds beta firmware to developers, this is done so that they can get their apps ready and also report any bugs to the company. Recently Apple released iOS 7 beta 6 to developers, now only just one more beta version is expected to be seeded before the GM build hits Apple’s employees and carrier partners, soon after that the new firmware will be released to the public.
However Apple is reportedly facing issues in bringing iOS 7 to the iPad. Developers who have been extensively testing the new update say that there exist iOS 7 stability issues on Apple’s tablets. These issues essentially leave the firmware unfit for the public, which is no doubt anxiously awaiting the release of Apple’s latest mobile platform update. It is believed that Apple might release iOS 7 for compatible iPhone and iPod touch in mid-September. For the iPad, the release might take place towards the end of September or maybe even in October.
This would certainly be a unique case, Apple has almost always managed to get its new firmware ready for public use on all of its mobile devices. Still, the company is yet to reveal its iOS 7 release plans, so until that happens, we can only keep our fingers crossed and hope that the iOS 7 release goes through without any hiccups.