As far as mobile operating systems are concerned, possibly the most premium and the most sought-after operating system is the iOS, devised by the Cupertino-based giant, Apple. This is the company which revolutionized the way we look at smartphones; so, when the iOS 12 release date does come around, it will be one of the most hotly anticipated tech events of the decade. Based on experience and company records, we can reach a rough estimate of when the new OS will release. Read on as we guide you through the perils of second-guessing technological events.
When the iOS 11, 2017’s flagship operating platform for the iPhones and the iPads, was first announced, it had created a huge ripple across the ocean of technology. Remember that not many people who use Apple products often migrate to other products manufactured by different companies. Which is why there must be a clear answer to what the iOS 12 release date will be, as many eager users will wait till they can get their hands on this upcoming giant.
So, what happened this year? Well, the first time we heard of the iOS 11 was in the month of June when the OS was first announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC. The exact date was June 5, 2017. So, unless Apple wants to do something drastically different, it will stick to form and will declare the next iteration of the iOS at the WWDC next year.
When is the WWDC next year? Well, reliable sources have suggested that it will be held at the newly built Steve Jobs Theater located at 1 Apple Park Way in Cupertino, California, possibly in the month of June, like it was this year. A couple of beta versions will then follow, after which the official iOS 12 release date will be sometime in September 2018.
Since the iOS 11 was released officially on September 19, 2017, a similar pattern can now be discerned for next year’s OS update as well. To say that Apple may delay the launch would be a bit premature. However, given that as of November 2017, only around 52% of Apple products have been upgraded to the latest iOS 11, the reception has been a touch lukewarm. Apple will have to do something dramatic next year if it intends to phase out more devices like it did this year, and it will also depend on the supply and demand of the devices themselves.
So, when do you think the iOS 12 release date is? Surely, we believe that the month of September is a reasonably good guess. But, in case you have a tip up your sleeve, you are more than welcome to use the comments section to spell it out!