iPhone 6 and iOS 7 Release Date

Upadate (11-June-2013): Apple announced iOS 7 at the WWDC 2013 this morning. iOS 7 will be released by fall, while the developer betas are now available. Check out all the iOS 7 features.

Upadate (29-May-2013): Tim Cook speaking at the D11 conference confirmed that iOS 7 will be released at the WWDC 2013. Read more about it and other Apple line-ups here.

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Update (03-Apr-2013): Some people in the loop of things think that the iOS 7 might be behind schedule. Read more about it here.

Update (15-Feb-2013): Analysts think that Apple is definitely re-building iOS 7. It’s an easy bet. Check out why we think iOS 7 should be overhauled completely.

iOS 7 Features List

Apparently, traffic reports are pointing to a device tagged iPhone 6,1 (yeah, this is after the iPhone 5) and coming from a mobile operating system that calls itself iOS 7. Interestingly, the final piece of the puzzle confirms something very important: Apple is working on iOS 7, and testing it from the next iPhone device.

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The tracked IP address points to Apple’s Cupertino office. Well, that kind of seals it right?

iOS 7 has been in the news for quite a long time now. When Apple released iOS 6, discussions about iOS 7 began right away. New features were added to the to-do after having seen the capabilities of iOS 6. Although Apple has only now seeded iOS 6.1 to developers, the work on iOS 7 appears to be going in earnest.

Don’t Miss to Read: iOS 7 Features

But what’s even more important is that the dev logs show a new device on the block. The identifier is “iPhone 6,1.” Readers should note that the iPhone 5 is identified with “iPhone 5,1″ and “iPhone 5,2″ which means Apple has probably got the first prototype of the next iPhone readied.

We’ve been talking about iOS 7 features over here at iGB and one of the first things that comes to mind is power widgets: like SBSettings or NCSettings. Several more features are on the list.

The iPhone 6 (or if it is an incremental update, the iPhone 5X with ‘x’ being anyone’s guess) is expected to be out by mid-2013. Several analysts have pointed to a June release judging by Apple’s sudden half-year upgrade of its iPad. However, there are a few skeptics too who think the iPhone 6/5S would be out only by October next year, in the usual yearly product launch cycle of iPhones.

All this talk about iPhone 6 release dates notwithstanding, if Apple has already begun wide-scale testing of the device prototype, a June release seems quite plausible. We’ll be looking forward to it.

As to iOS 7, it could be announced in March along with a product upgrade for iPad or iPad Mini.

Source: TNW

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