Apple unveiled iOS 7 firmware back in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. Back then the company said that it would release iOS 7 for the public this fall. Till now Apple has not provided a confirmed release date, though most people expect iOS 7 to drop for compatible devices after Apple is done with next generation iPhone announcements, which are presumably taking place on September 10th. When iOS 7 beta 1 was released, it did not come with support for the iPad. Now we’re at beta 6 and iPad support has long been added, but rumor has it that the public release of iOS 7 for iPad might be delayed, and that it might come approximately a month after iOS 7 for iPhone and iPod touch is released.
Rumor is that Apple is experiencing issues with bringing over iOS 7 to the iPad. Developers who have been testing the beta versions have reportedly found stability issues with the new OS on Apple’s tablet. So if iOS 7 for iPhone and iPod touch is expected to be released in mid-September, there exists a possibility that for iPad the update might not come until late September or even early October. Since there’s no confirmation regarding iOS 7 release plans right now, its best to take this rumor with a grain of salt.