While Apple wasn’t specific about dates when it comes to the public debut of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, many believed that with all the features so closely tied together, that Apple would release the pair of software updates at the same time. Turns out, that may not be the case.
Based on a report published by 9to5Mac, sources familiar with Apple’s plans have confirmed that Apple will not be releasing iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at the same time, but will instead stagger the launches to better manage each. The length of time that iOS 8 users will have to suffer through separation anxiety from Yosemite is estimated to be one month, with the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 launching in September (matching many rumors), and Yosemite launching sometime in October.
The report goes on to say that some iOS 8 team members, the experts on user interface and engineering, have been requested over to the Yosemite team to handle the progress up until launch. Apple has done this sort of thing before, with many OS X resources being put on the iOS team to help finish up iOS 7’s redesign.
Do you think it makes more sense for Apple to space out the launches?