Predicted news said iOS 8 Beta 6 will be released on Aug.15 while the date came and passed without any update. According to Apple’s release schedules of its iOS beta versions, iOS 8 Beta 6 is very likely to be available for download on this Monday, August 18. But surprisingly, it failed to come as people previously expected, again.
Beta 6 is perceived as the final version update for iOS 8 before Apple releases the Gold Master (GM) to developers. It is believed that GM will be offered on Apple’s Sep 9 event, where the company will unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 6.
iOS 8 Beta 6 is released as an improvement of Beta 5 for the reason of fixing some major bugs, as well as a preparation for the upcoming iOS 8 Gold Master. And GM would be the final version of iOS updates before users get the new mobile OS.
Apple released iOS 8 beta 5 On August 4, which is currently available over-the-air and through the online dev portal for registered developers. Among all Apple’s iOS devices, iPhone 4 is the only one that iOS 8 drops support for and the following devices are all compatible with 8:
iPod touch fifth-gen
iPad mini with Retina Display
As Gotta Be Mobile notes, the iPad 2’s inclusion on the list was a mild surprise given Apple’s history of leaving devices off of the list after three major updates. It was pretty much a given that the iPhone 4 would not make the final cut, as the smartphone is no longer available in stores and has already received the three updates.