iOS 7 Golden Master No Longer Offers iCloud Keychain

Apple seeded iOS 7 Golder Master (GM) to its developers yesterday. However, the surprising part is that the release no longer offers iCloud Keychain support. The option was included in the listed preferences of iOS 7 previously but it is no longer being offered in iOS 7 GM.

iCloud Keychain

While iCloud Keychain is no longer available in iOS 7 GM, the feature is being listed on the feature page of iOS 7, accompanied with ‘Coming soon.’ Therefore, it can’t be said for sure yet whether or not Apple will eventually include this feature in iOS 7.

Another possibility is that Apple may take away the feature from iOS 7 permanently but include it in OS X Mavericks, which is arriving later this year.

iCloud Keychain serves the purpose of being a cross-device password manager. The feature was first unveiled at WWDC and was meant to keep track of all the passwords on such Apple products which run iOS 7 or OS X Mavericks. Back then, Apple claimed that it can also be used to store any online login credentials, credit card information and other sensitive information.

The release of iOS 7 is just around the corner, scheduled for September 18. From the looks of it, it does seem that Apple may not be offering the feature in the new iOS version. If that happens, we can be sure that Apple would make it a part of OS X Mavericks.

Courtesy: Mac Rumors

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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