Is there a way to get notified about upcoming iOS final releases, maybe a week or a few days before the actual release happens? For major releases, there seems to be a GM seed before the actual release happens, but for minor releases (like the upcoming iOS 9.3), there are just a bunch of beta builds. I'd like to skip testing my app with all of the beta builds and just focus on the most recent one, a few days before the release actually happens.


Historically, Apple has not pre-announced specific release dates for updates or major releases. This is likely done to allow Apple to better deal with last minute problems.

Your best option is to follow Apple Developer News. An RSS feed is available for this information.

  • Thought so. Thanks for your answer, subscribed to the feed :) – Gene Jan 14 '16 at 8:52
  • Sadly tracking Apple's releases is a cost of being a developer. Avoiding the latest frameworks and strictly following expected API use will save most minor updates causing problems. – Graham Miln Jan 14 '16 at 9:01
  • How does the RSS link work? It just opens the News app on my Mac. – Daniel Springer Feb 23 at 19:56
  • @DanielSpringer please could you ask a new question about RSS links on the Mac. Your comment will not be widely seen but a new question will be. – Graham Miln Feb 24 at 10:42

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