The rumor: The current internal versions of iOS 16 still need their fair share of work before releasing as a public beta, according to Mark Gurman (86.4% accurate).
- “iOS 16’s first public beta is scheduled alongside iOS 16 developer beta 3 in July. First iOS public betas are typically released alongside beta 2. That means the public beta may be running behind,” Gurman says
- The tweet explains that iOS 16 is moderately buggy right now, and this could be the reason for a longer gap between the initial developer release and first public beta
- Apple is expected to announce iOS 16 and release the first developer beta on June 6 at WWDC
Sam’s take: This update suggests a couple things to me: 1) the presence of bugs this late in the game indicates that iOS 16 will be a larger update than last year and 2) that Apple probably hasn’t made stability a focus. The combination of these is ultimately exciting…but also concerning because of how bugs could impact the cool stuff that Apple is trying to do. Interesting that we’re hearing this news still weeks ahead of WWDC…