Apple only released iOS 4.2 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on Monday, and now we are hearing rumors that they may be set to release iOS 4.3 in December.
iOS 4.2 was expected to be released earlier in November, but due to problems with the GM versions of iOS 4.2, it was delayed until the 22nd of November, now Mac Stories are reporting that we will see iOS 4.3 next month.
Yesterday we told you that Apple may be about to announce iPad subscriptions for newspapers, something which has been rumored to be announced on December the 9th, and this may require an updated version of their iOS.
According to the guys over at Mac Stories, we can expect iOS 4.3 to land around the 13th of December, this is what they had to say about it.
When Apple didn’t know about the WiFi issues in the GM seed of iOS 4.2, the OS was scheduled to be released weeks before Nov. 22nd. Apple found out about the WiFi issues, released a second GM build and iOS 4.2 came out yesterday. It came out in November, but it should have been out in the first half of November. Anyway, before the WiFi issues were discovered, Apple was already planning to release a new build of iOS 4.x in mid-December. Most specifically, they were planning for an iOS 4.3 release on December 13th, which is a Monday.
Our source tells us it is unclear whether the “extra time” that was required to ship iOS 4.2 (actually, it’s iOS 4.2.1) will cause a delay for the rumored release of iOS 4.3 on December 13th or not. iOS 4.3 should, however, include bug fixes and maintenance of the code. It’s likely that 4.3 will also address the initial issues found in AirPlay, but we can’t confirm this just yet.
via Gadget Venue, TiPb