How popular BBM for iPhone and Android will be is something users have been debating for a few weeks now, but amongst this discussion we have seen some interesting points made and one of these was to do with the BBM release date on iPhone. There is a very good chance we are going to see the iOS 7 public release date coincide with the launch of BBM.
BlackBerry officially commented on the BBM launch and said it would arrive by the end of summer, although this fact is well documented now with only a few days left until the end of summer 2013.
Why would BlackBerry launch BBM before iOS 7? Apple is due to launch its new mobile operating system within the next week, so it seems very likely that the BBM release date for iPhone would tie-in with the iOS 7 public launch.
It is true that Android users would want BBM as soon as possible and anything to do with Apple shouldn’t slow this process down, but if BlackBerry want to release BBM for iPhone and Android at the same time then they would obviously wait until iOS 7 lands rather than pushing the app out before next Wednesday.
We heard a while ago that BBM for iPhone was submitted a few weeks ago and the review process takes a little while with Apple (around one week). Uploading the app to Google play takes just a couple of hours, so it will be easy for BBM to release on both iPhone and Android at the same time.
In our opinion, BBM for iPhone and iPod touch will not arrive until after the public release of iOS 7. This will happen on Wednesday, so you might see the Android version before then unless BlackBerry is planning a launch on the same day.
Are you happy to wait for BBM to launch on the iOS 7 release date? If you own an iPhone this might be fine, but we are sure a number of Android users won’t be happy if this is the case. Leave a comment below with your thoughts.