Last night Apple released iOS 7 beta 6 to iOS developers. This is by far the smallest of the iOS 7 betas thus far, weighing in at a measly 13MB or so. As that size would indicate, this isn’t a very substantial beta / update.
The primary reason for its release appears to be that it resolves a specific iCloud related issue:
This update addresses an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items. If you have any devices running previous versions of iOS 7 beta, you must:
1. Install iOS 7 beta 6
2. Install the ResetMusicAndVideosLibraries configuration profile
3. From Settings > Music, tap the Reset Media Library button
4. Restart the device
The more interesting news around iOS 7 this week is that it looks like we are heading into the final stages of the beta program and that the final release is not far off. It looks all but certain that Apple will be holding a ‘new iPhone’ focused event on September 10. Generally, the release of the new iPhone follows just a week or two after this sort of event, and the newest version of iOS is typically installed on the new generation of the iPhone. So, we should be just a few weeks away from the release of iOS 7 for the iPhone at the very least – and hopefully the release for iPad will be at the same time or not long afterwards.