La WWDC is just around the corner and it will be at the opening keynote when Tim Cook and his team will present the new operating systems. Among them is iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, which apparently will not come with major design changes, but with new features that improve the interactivity of the system with the user. However, something is happening in Cupertino. The latest information points to Stability issues in iOS 16 betas. This would cause a delay in the release of public betas That could be a few weeks late.
Stability problems would delay the launch of the first public beta of iOS 16
The gear of the betas of Apple's operating systems is more than greased. For years, Apple releases the first betas for developers at the end of the opening keynote of the WWDC. At that time, only users with a subscription to the Apple Developer Program can install those betas on their devices. Weeks later, with the launch of the second beta for developers, Apple opens the Public Beta Program, launching its first version. This program can be accessed by any user who has a compatible device.
However, with iOS 16 it seems that the dates are going to change. The latest information from Gurman point to iOS 16 is not as stable as Apple would like. The latest builds of the first beta for developers is not completely stable and that would mean that public betas will delay its release. This is because Apple does not want to run the risk of launching massive versions in the form of public betas because it would mean dispersing an operating system of lower quality than desired.
iOS 16's first public beta is scheduled alongside iOS 16 developer beta 3 in July. First iOS public betas are typically released alongside beta 2. That means the public beta may be running behind. Current internal seeds are a bit buggy. Things are still fluid and could shift.
- Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 16, 2022
The indicative dates place the first beta for developers on June 6, the second two weeks later and the third in July. It is in this third beta for developers when Apple would decide to launch its first version for the Public Beta Program. The difference is that on other occasions Apple opens its public beta program in the second beta for developers.
We will see if those from Cupertino finally manage to get a stable version to recover the usual calendar or if, on the contrary, we have news about the iOS 16 betas.