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.


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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, 2016 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. Jan 14, 2016 at 9:01

I know this is an old question, but here is a RSS link that only contains release news: http://developer.apple.com/news/releases/rss/releases.rss

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