iOS 16 beta testers have now waited longer for the fourth developer beta than any new full iOS release since iOS 6 and iOS 7.
The small milestone, highlighted on Reddit, was hit when Apple failed to release the fourth beta version of iOS 16 yesterday. In 2012 and 2013, the betas of both iOS 6 and iOS 7 were 21 days into their third release, the same as the third developer beta of iOS 16 as of today.
If the fourth beta of iOS 16 is not released later today, the third beta of iOS 16 will be the longest “.0” third beta of its kind ever. Regardless of exactly when the fourth beta is seeded to developers and public beta testers, it’s very likely to happen sometime this week.
Most of the evidence suggests that development of iOS 16 has not been as smooth as it has been in recent years, with beta releases often failing to follow the patterns expected from Apple based on previous years. Earlier this year, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman speculated that the beta versions could be behind schedule as the internal seeds are currently “a bit buggy”.
As it was rumored, the public beta release of iOS 16 was coming at the end of this year. The iOS 16 public beta became available on July 11, more than two weeks later than the equivalent timeframe for the first iOS 15 public beta last year.
The early betas are often full of bugs that need to be fixed. That’s why Apple is going through a beta test period of months before the updates are officially released to all device owners in September. Because of these issues, Apple often recommends beta testers to run the new software on a secondary device.
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