iOS 7 Beta 5 Release Date: August 12?


Apple has released 4 beta versions of iOS 7 so far (1, 2, 3, 4), and according to rumors, it will release two more betas before releasing iOS 7 Golden Master, which is the final version before iOS 7 is released to the public.

And since Apple typically releases a major version of iOS couple of days before the new iPhone is released, we’re expecting iOS 7 to be released in mid t0 late September.

We got a tip from one of our readers who pointed out that there is an interesting pattern about the expiry date of the beta updates, and the release date of the next beta update, and it could give us the release date for iOS 7 beta 5.

Beta 1:
Release: 10 June 2013
Expiry date: 24 July 2013

Beta 2:
Release: 24 June 2013
Expiry date: 8 August 2013

Beta 3:
Release: 8 July 2013
Expiry date: 29 August 2013

Beta 4:
Release: 29 July 2013
Expiry date: 12 Sept 2013

Beta 5:
Release: 12 August 2013?

Got it? As you can see, Apple has released the iOS 7 betas exactly a month before the expiry of the previous beta version. So based on the pattern and the fact that all betas have been released on a Monday, Apple could release iOS 7 beta 5 on Monday, August 12th, exactly two weeks after the release of iOS 7 beta 4.

It also suggests that the Dev Center security breach may not have delayed the launch of iOS 7 beta 4 as we had speculated, and everything is as per schedule.

It may be a little naive for us to think that it was so easy to predict the release date of the next iOS 7 beta and it is also quite possible that Apple changes its plan, but we thought it was well worth covering it for the sake of discussion.

Thanks Stan for the tip! Update: Stan tells us he got this from on comment on BGR.

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  • Alex

    Since iOS 7 beta 4 I can the use controls on my head unit in my car again, previous betas had destroyed all compatabulity with it ( over USB )

    • Cmrogy777

      Are u having any issues with the controls on earbuds? I have Klipsch and I cannot change tracks/pause/play. I can however summon siri by holding the middle button control which usually pauses/plays/changes tracks on music. Have not tried Apple ear buds.

      • Cryptic

        Maybe your headset is deffective

        • CB

          No I have the same issue can’t skip pause or play songs with either my apple earbuds and my other beats headphones…this failure or bug or whatever its called is from the operating system

      • Chz

        Same here. Cant stop/play/change tracks via apple earbuds controler. They are ok with anither iphone with ios 6. So its a beta 4 problem

  • goze18

    typo: the launch of iOS 5 beta 4 as we had speculated.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Thanks fixed the typo!

  • goze18

    i think beta 5 is going to be full of bug fixes and battery life improvements for a brush up for the gold master version.

    • lol123

      beta 4 doesnt seem to have a battery life problem….
      i think its totaly fixed….my battery lasts a hell longer than beta 2 and 3 used to

      • Xayne Zackare

        I thought iOS 6 .1 .4 was bad for my phone because battery life wouldn’t last any more than seven hours but this is far beyond worse I barely get 5 1/2 hours in standby with my phone now…. This does really affect your battery life in a negative way

        • oneduality

          It does for me, well compared to 6.1.3 .. my 4s battery life is down by at least 30-40% over that release.. I didn’t try previous beta on my 4s though.. I’m sure beta 4 is at least leaps and bounds better than beta 3..

          I have the unu modular battery case and with normal use, I was able to go a day or so with juice left over, now I’m pretty much dead by the time I get home from work.

  • Bob

    Typo : repeating “he got this” twice in the update

  • Mostafa Massoud

    Mine lasts long but it really really needs an upgrade just like gone said

  • Mostafa Massoud

    I mean goze

  • Ayaan

    I really wish to waiting 4 that I really exited I crazy about it

  • Apple99er

    I Hope MCPE works in beta 5

  • Tom

    I think beta 5 will have minor bug fixes and more animated wallpapers

  • Brian

    O si o ya

  • Rickki

    I love IOS7!!! It’s smooth and the new UI is amazing indeed… Beta 4 I have no problems with batter life issues. Fully charge unplug 3 and a half hours later still 100%. Went thru all my games collections to collect all of my free coins or points and it was still on 100% :D and yes I believe beta 5 will be almost fully improves of bug fixes for the Gold Master Version @goze18:disqus like you said :D

  • Jesse Chiarolla

    Wow my battery works just fine going on 10 hours. It’s only on stand by at work. No calls, no games, no tweets. It was full and I’m only at 68%. Maybe I just got an awesome battery.

  • wow

    it’s funny cause you stole this theory from someone

    • iPhoneHacks

      Stole? We’re not taking credit for it, and have given credit to the person who reported it.

  • Hassan Bazzi

    If I update to beta 4 right now, when beta 5 comes out can I update from beta 4 to 5 on itunes with an ipsw instead of ota?

    • Diarto

      Yes, just like beta 3 ->4 could be done without iTunes.