Wondering how long a version of iOS is in beta stage? Will Hains has created a cool interactive chart using Google’s Chart API that shows how long a new version of iOS is in beta stage.
As you can see from the chart below, Apple typically releases 5 to 8 beta versions for a major iOS software update.
The fastest release (if you consider only the major iOS software update) was iOS 4 with 74 days in beta. Apple released only 5 beta versions of iOS 4.
The slowest release was iOS 5 with 128 days in beta. Apple released only 8 beta versions of iOS 4.
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While it doesn’t tell us when Apple is going to release iOS 6, expect Apple to release at least 3 to 6 more beta versions before Apple releases it.
Apple is widely expected to release iOS 6 few days before the launch of the next generation iPhone, which is expected to be available in October.
Head over to Will’s website to check out the interactive chart.[via 9 to 5 Mac]