While speaking about the best latest version of Apple, iOS 8.1.3 stands a class apart from the rest even though there are many iOS betas available. Many rumors and news state that there is a long list of successors in the making such as the iOS 9, iOS 8.4, iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.2 for iPad and iPhone. Though each rumors state a different release date for these iOS versions, it is essential for us to know the exact release dates for the much touted iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS8.4 and iOS9.
Apple had released the update of iOS 8.0 during the month of September along with its iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6. Though the update did not have some impressive changes as the iOS 7 updates had in 2013, it did have some excellent features such as improved messages, tweaks in design, continuity between devices with OS X and iOS and camera app.
The users of iPad and iPhone also faced many issues while they tried to use iOS 8.0 update. However it looks like Apple has been working hard to rectify all its mistakes as news sources reveal that iOS 8.1.3 update would fix all these bugs. This update would be available for all devices like iPod, iPads and iPhones. If you are the owner of an earlier device of Apple like the iPhone 5 then this update would be useful for you.
However we cannot deny the fact that iOS 8.1.3 might not rule the arena for long as its creator is already busy with an array of successors on the pipeline such as the much hyped iOS 9 update which would be available for both iPad and iPhone. Hence, it is clear that Apple has its hands full for this year.
We have already witnessed the beta process releases of iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.2. We have also read the rumors that state the release of iOS 9 and iOS 8.4 would be by the end of 2015. With these factors in mind, we wish to compile the release timeline for iOS 8.2 to iOS 9 this year for helping the iPad and iPhone users. This compilation is purely based on the history of release maintained by Apple and on rumors. Here is the release timeline that states the expected release date of different iOS which would be released this year.
iOS 8.2 release date
It looks like iOS 8.2 would be the iOS update that would replace the update of iOS 8.1.3 on the top. This update is the 5th beta as of now and was available to developers right from the end of 2014. Though Apple remains tight lipped about the update of iOS 8.2, we can gauge well about which one would iPad and iPhone users who use iOS 8 would have this year. The rumoured release date of iOS 8.2 is the month of March this year. To be specific rumors indicate that it might be out during the second week of March. This latest iOS is expected to team up with Apple Watch which is the new wearable device created by Apple that would reach the market by April end. We are not sure whether the iPhone maker will hold a launch event for its Apple Watch but it has plans to organize one then we can be sure to see the release of iOS 8.2 along with it. Though there is no news about the iOS 8.2 features we can be assured that it will offer few bug fixes which will prove useful and also expect the Apple Watch to dominate the wearable’s arena.
iOS 8.3 release date
Apple has released the iOS 8.3 beta 2 for developers recently which is a sure sign that its release date is much nearer. The iOS 8.3 beta 1 and iOS 8.3 beta have spilled the beans about the features of the latest iOS 8.3.
The upcoming iOS is expected to have CarPlay feature which offers wireless support on board. It would also have dual form authentication support for Gmail or other Google apps. Based on 9to5Mac reports, it would also have minor changes like Emoji, Health app with Mayo Clinic links and Apple Pay for users in China. It is also expected to flaunt some improvements to its voice support called Siri. The iOS 8.3 beta 2 also indicates that Siri would support new languages such as English for users in India while the rest will have access to Turkish, Danish, Thai, Dutch, Swedish, Russian and Portuguese. The release date of iOS 8.3 is not confirmed but we know that it might be during the end of this year. This is based on the reports by Mark Gurman (9to5Mac). We can expect it to arrive after iOS8.2 and before iOS 8.4 and the iOS 8.4 is expected to arrive in summer just before the iOS 9 update.
Apple will launch its iOS 8.3 beta update by this march to allow the customers test the update much before the release of iOS 8.3. It would also let Apple test it on an array of networks, devices, app and accessories. This is because the performance of iOS update tends to differ from one device to another owing to several factors.
iOS 8.4 release date
Though the release date of iOS 8.4 is not yet confirmed German sources indicate that Apple is involved in working with iOS 8.4 update which is schedules to arrive at the later part of 2015. It is also expected that iOS 8.4 update might have a music subscription feature to give a tough time to Spotify.
iOS 9 release date
The release date of iOS 9 is expected to be by this fall season. Apple has already begun testing the latest iOS and it has focused mainly on fixing the bugs, enhancing the stability and performance to make it team up well with iPad and iPhone. The details of iOS 9 update will emerge from the month of June and we feel that Tim Cook would talk about the advancements in this iOS at the WWDC event this year.
The update of iOS 9 would also find a place in the public beta program by Apple which would be available by this summer as soon as WWDC is over. This would make many iPad and iPhone users who are unregistered with the beta program to try it out before its arrival in fall.
The process of public OS X beta began last year through AppleSeed. It allows many users to test the OS X Yosemite update much ahead of its official release. In short, this might help Apple to stabilize the release of iOS 9, iOS 8.4, iOS 8.3 right before their release time.