Now we are moving into a new week it means there’s just one more week until iOS 8 beta 6 releases for developers to download. The important of the next update couldn’t be understated, and this is due to it almost certainly being the last iOS 8 beta until a Gold Master version lands at the September 9 Apple iPhone 6 event.
While iOS 8 GM can bring new bug fixes when compared to beta 6, the final real test comes with the build expected next week and then everything should be almost perfect by the Gold Master release in September. Last year, iOS 7 GM released during Apple’s September 10 press event.
iOS 8 beta 6 in tandem with GM release – while this is still speculation, it is more of a reminder to Product Reviews readers in regard to the expected Apple schedule and of course this is most likely a pattern our developer readers have come to know with beta releases.
It’s rare that a 7th beta will be needed, although there’s still that possibility if Apple find a nasty bug needing developer feedback before iOS 8 GM releases.
If we are focusing on Apple’s normal pattern, then you can expect iOS 8 beta 6 to release at the normal 6PM (UK) time on August 18th. After this, you shouldn’t expect another seed until the Gold Master, which will arrive during the event on Sept 9 if the rumors are proven correct.