iOS 10 Release Date & Time: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Things Not To
While many consumers are still focused on the iOS 9 operating system, we expect that to change as we push toward the month of September.
During its WWDC keynote, Apple confirmed its iOS 10 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The company outlined many core features and released an iOS 10 beta ahead of a public release late on this year.
Apple also confirmed an iOS 10 release date window. The company plans to release the iOS 10 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch sometime this fall. A specific release date is out of reach but we have some idea about what to expect.
We’ve been taking an early look at the iOS 10 update and today we want to take a closer look at the iOS 10 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
We want to help set expectations as we move into the summer months. These iOS 10 predictions will help you set your own expectations as we walk you through some of the things you can expect from the iOS 10 release date, and more.
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The iOS 10 release date is confirmed for the fall but Apple’s declined to announce a specific release date for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in the U.S. and other countries where iOS is found.
A specific iOS 10 release date is difficult to predict but here are a few general things to expect from Apple’s iOS 10 release day.
First, you can expect the iOS 10 release to coincide with the release of the next iPhone. Apple will almost certainly talk about iOS 10 on stage again during its annual iPhone launch event later this year.
The iPhone 7 release date is rumored for the fall and Apple’s taken a liking to the September release window, just ahead of the holidays.
Don’t be surprised if the iOS 10 beta period stretches from June until September with a final iOS 10 release date confirmed on stage during the iPhone 7 launch.
At this point, our best guess is an iOS 10 release for current devices in mid-September followed by an iPhone 7 release a few days later.
Rumors currently point to an iPhone 7 event in early September, possibly September 7th, with the iPhone 7 release date rumored for September 16th. If that holds, the iOS 10 release date for older devices will likely fall between the 7th and 16th.
For reference, here’s how things have played out in years past:
iOS 6 release date on September 19th iPhone 5 release date on September 21st iOS 7 release date on September 18th iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c release date on September 20th iOS 8 release date date on September 17th iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date on September 19th iOS 9 release date on September 16th iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus release date on September 25th