It has been a crazy day for iOS news. First a rumor suggested that Apple is going to focus on performance and bug fixes in iOS 9. Then the company released the first beta of iOS 8.3, which itself packs new features like wireless CarPlay support. And keep in mind that this all follows the recent developer releases of iOS 8.2, which is also still in beta and will eventually introduced support for the Apple Watch. As if that wasn’t enough, 9to5Mac is back with a detailed report on what we can expect in iOS 8.4.
The site said that iOS 8.4 is currently codenamed “Copper” and that it’s “well into development.” It’s so far along, in fact, that 9to5Mac already noticed users accessing its site from that version of the operating system. While iOS 8.2 is expected sometime in March, before the Apple Watch in April, iOS 8.4 is expected to launch after Apple’s wearable hits the market and, of course, after iOS 8.3 hits, too. There’s one big juicy part of the update that makes it a major one: music.
9to5Mac said that iOS 8.4 is currently scheduled as the release when Apple will finally show the world its new music streaming service, which is built on the foundation it received when it acquired Beats Music last year. The news outlet warned that it’s possible Apple could still ditch iOS 8.4 altogether and instead roll out pieces of it separately in smaller updates.