iOS 9.3.3 Update: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Not To
Apple’s been busy in the weeks since its big iOS 9.3 release in March. Since March 21st, Apple’s rolled out three new versions of iOS 9.3.
First, it was iOS 9.3.1, a small bug fixer aimed fixing a major problem users discovered almost immediately after installing iOS 9.3. More recently, the company rolled out an iOS 9.3.2 update after a short stint in beta.
iOS 9.3.2 is the current version of iOS 9 and it brings bug fixes and patches to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s also brought problems including one issue that forced Apple to pull the iPad Pro’s iOS 9.3.2 update.
Earlier this week, Apple issued an iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers confirming the next update for iOS 9 users around the world.
Per usual, Apple’s neglected to outline some of the key release details including the release date, change log and more.
While we wait for the iOS 9.3.3 roll out, we want to help fill in some of the blanks for you. These are our iOS 9.3.3 release expectations.
This roundup takes a look at the iOS 9.3.3 update itself, the release date, the release time, and another iOS release that could arrive shortly before, or after, the iOS 9.3.3 release date.
Our goal here is to help you set realistic expectations about the iOS 9.3.3 update and release ahead of its deployment.
Expect an Unpredictable iOS 9.3.3 Release Date1 / 9
If you’re dealing with problems on iOS 9.3.2 or below you’re probably wondering when Apple’s next bug fix update will hit. Unfortunately, Apple’s not saying and there’s a good chance the company will keep you in the dark in the days between now and the iOS 9.3.3 release date.
Apple typically announces iOS release dates on stage during its media events. It doesn’t put up blog posts with details and it doesn’t put out a blast on Twitter. We usually find out about an update’s release date on the release date itself. This is what you should expect from iOS 9.3.3.
Unless Apple details it on stage during WWDC 2016 next month it will likely emerge from beta on a date of Apple’s choosing. That could be tomorrow, it could be sometime in June. We simply don’t know.
We’d be surprised if Apple stretched the iOS 9.3.3 beta into June given the size of the update. So, at this point, expect a release in May or June.