The same sources that leaked a ton of details regarding Jony Ive’s overhaul of iOS earlier today were also generous enough to provide an estimate on the actual launch date of the software.
While Apple does plan to showcase the redesigned mobile software at its Worldwide Developers Conference next month, it won’t be until later in the year that the software will reach end-users.
People familiar with the development of iOS 7 are telling 9to5mac that “It is highly likely that Apple will release iOS 7 to customers this fall alongside new hardware.”
That’s not to say it’s a certainty iOS 7 will debut in fall. Apple could well roll out the bits this summer, but only if they’re prepared to launch some new hardware at the same time.
However, all the recent analyst reports point to a fall release of all these exciting new products, including new iPhones, new iPads, and the elusive iOS 7. Heck, even Tim Cook said not to expect anything too exciting ‘till fall.