Countless rumors have been flying today that Apple is frantically trying to pull together its iOS 7 at the last moment and that said software update may be facing “delays.” Others, including 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman have said otherwise. iOS 7 will not be delayed. Apple is simply having to pull engineers from other departments to get it done. Connected Apple pundit Jim Dalrymple has this afternoon confirmed this information with the iconic “Yep.”
Th post that Dalrymple quotes is via John Paczkowski quoting a source on AllThingsD:
“Yes, yes — it’s essentially a repeat of the iPhone/Leopard scenario,” one source said, referring to Apple’s 2007 decision to pull engineers from OS X 10.5 to work on iPhone. “Not as much of a fire drill, though. It will ship on time.”
“Yep,” says Dalrymple of The Loop. And it’s been a while since one of Dalrymple’s yeps have been wrong. Notably, Paszkowski’s sources point out that this exact situation has happened before, specifically with the (then called) iPhone OS 1.0 and engineers working on OS X 10.5. This “fire” of sorts has been practiced before, and iOS 7 will ship on time.
On top of this, though, Phil Schiller has already said that they will be showing us the latest versions of iOS 7 and Mac OS X at WWDC.
“Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
This is undeniable proof that, however bug-free iOS 7 is at WWDC, we will at the very least know its features. And as many of you know, Apple’s mobile operating system is usually feature-complete by the time they show it off.
Source: The Loop