iOS 7.2 update and iOS 8 for iPhone iPad: beta download release date

The release of Apple’s iOS 7.2 update (and its eventual replacement iOS 8) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is a matter of when, not if, but the timing of the release date has cause some confusion among users. The original iOS 7 was launched last September and was followed by several 7.0.x bug fix updates. Its followup, iOS 7.1, landed back in March and has thus far been supplanted by the 7.1.1 update. But now users are already getting itchy for iOS 7.2 so they can get a peek at which new features and interface additions it’ll bring.

Unfortunately for the eager beaver crowd, iOS 7.2 is still so early in development that Apple hasn’t even yet released an unfinished beta-test version for developers to play around with. That means the official finalized iOS 7.2 can’t be expected to land before June at the earliest. Those looking forward to Apple’s next full overhaul of its system software, iOS 8, will have even longer to wait, as it won’t see a release date until the fall. There is good news on the iOS 8 front, however.

In early June, Apple will demonstrate the headlining features of iOS 8 for developers at its WWDC conference. That information isn’t kept secret, so those end-users who want to know all about what iOS 8 will deliver will be clued in on that date. In the mean time, those who want actual software to play with will have to continue waiting for the iOS 7.2 update in a month or two.

Phil Moore

Phil Moore

Phil covers tech for Stabley Times.