The seventh Beta iteration of iOS 7 is speculated to arrive anytime soon, as the internet is abuzz with many reports suggesting an imminent iOS 7 Beta 7 release. The fact that the previous Beta iteration of iOS 7 (iO7 Beta 6) was just a minor bug-fix update for iTunes in the Cloud, further strengthens the claim that the final Beta release for iOS 7 is still in the making.
In line with the traditional two-week release cycle for previous iOS 7 Beta updates, the next Beta is definitely on the cards. The Gold Master (GM) update for iOS 7 is still about two weeks away and is likely to release at the 10 September iPhone launch event, which is expected to see the highly-anticipated debut of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (budget iPhone).
Here is what BGR reports about the impending iOS 7 Beta 7 release:
"We are told by our trusted sources that Apple has once again seeded a new build of iOS 7 to partners, and that it should be released to developers later today. We can confirm the build number is much higher than the previous beta, and we would assume that iOS 7 beta 7 should be distributed and made available for developers around 1:00 pm EDT, as usual."
However, iFun, citing another trusted source, had earlier quashed any possibility of Apple releasing another iOS 7 Beta before the GM release for developers at the upcoming iPhone launch event.
Given the latest turn of events in the iOS 7 Beta release cycle and the change in Apple's release pattern (iOS 7 Beta 6 arrived a week ahead of schedule), the release of iOS 7 Beta 7 could well be the big surprise ahead of the high-profile iPhone launch event in September.