Apple is expected to release another minor iOS 7 update next week to address more bugs and early teething problems. The Cupertino company released iOS 7.0.2 late last week to fix a lock screen security vulnerability, but that introduced new problems of its own that are likely to be addressed with iOS 7.0.3.
Apple is expected to release iOS 7.1 when it launches its new iPads later this month, but according to sources for Boy Genius Report, we’ll see another less significant update before then. “According to our sources, Apple has seeded iOS 7.0.3 to employees and partners for final testing,” writes Jonathan Geller.
“We’re not sure exactly when the new software will be released to the public, but we believe it will be sometime next week.”
The iOS 7.0.3 release is said to feature build number 11B491, and in addition to fixing the latest lock screen bugs, it may also address performance problems on the iPad that were introduced with the initial iOS 7 update last month.
It’s worth noting, however, that BGR’s track record with iOS release rumors has been pretty poor in recent months. On two occasions in August their sources reported that new iOS 7 betas were on their way, and both reports turned out to be incorrect.
Take this one with a pinch of salt for now, then.
Source: Boy Genius Report.