Apple unveiled iOS 7 for iPhone, but iPad version is still in the works

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On Monday, Apple showed off iOS 7 during the Keynote at WWDC. The new mobile operating system will be the biggest that Apple has made to iOS since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. Apple has resigned much of the user interface striving for a simple, coherent theme throughout the software.

iOS 7 will come with many new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio.

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During the unveiling of iOS 7, the iPad and iPad mini were not shown running the new software. Apple released the beta version of iOS 7 for iPhone and iPod touch to developers the day of the event, but stated the iPad version would be released in a few weeks.

This indicates that rumors about Apple running behind developing iOS 7 were likely true. In the past, Apple has rolled out betas for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the same time. Since iPads are a flagship product for the company it would have made since to showcase the tablets during the event, maybe with some iPad specific features.

Could Apple be planning an iPad 5 event in the coming weeks and show off iOS 7 running on iPads?

I suppose there’s a small chance, but it will take a few months to work all of the bugs out of the beta versions. Apple is not likely to unveil the iPad 5 and ship it with any version of iOS 6. So, we expect the company to quietly roll out the beta version of iOS 7 to developers in a few weeks and hold an iPad event in a few months to launch the iPad 5, iPad mini 2 running iOS 7.

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