Ancillary services provider Matterport is among those who will get the first crack at iOS 7 this fall, as the company announced on Tuesday that it would be announcing the first software update for its Mac and PC operating systems on Friday.
Matterport was founded in 2012 by Michael Dolan, a former Facebook engineer who worked for a number of technology companies including Intel and Intel, before founding its own mobile operating system company.
Matterports first iOS software update, called iOS 7, came in October of last year.
The first version of the iOS 7 update included a new version of macOS Sierra, the company said.
The company said it plans to announce iOS 7.1 on Thursday.iOS 7.0, which will be available to developers in the coming days, will include a number, the new version will be iOS 7 with a few additions.
These include support for FaceTime and Face ID, which Matterport said is part of a broader effort to make iOS even more secure and mobile-friendly.
Matter Ports first update to iOS 7 will come on Friday, Matterport founder Michael Dolphan said in a tweet on Tuesday.
This is the first time iOS 7 has been announced for our platforms.
iOS 7 for our devices will be released on Friday!
We are excited to share the iOS7 update today.
iOS7 for our mobile devices is coming.
pic.twitter.com/g0YlZqW3cM — Michael D. Dolan (@mdolan) February 22, 2019 Matterport, which provides support for Apple’s Mac and iOS platforms, said it has already begun testing iOS 7 on a variety of platforms, including Apple TV, iPhone, Macbook, and Windows 10.
MatterPort said it is also releasing iOS 7 software updates for its Windows, Linux, and Android platforms.iOS is a new operating system that Apple launched last year to support the next generation of Mac computers, but it has been limited to certain devices for the time being.
For example, it does not support Windows 10 Mobile devices, and iOS 7 is not expected to make it into the Mac lineup until late next year.
Matter is also planning to roll out iOS 7 to iOS devices that are not currently running macOS Sierra or later versions of macOS.
The announcement comes on the heels of a major iOS 7 release that was made official last week, when Apple released iOS 7 Beta 7.2, a beta version of iOS 7 that allowed developers to test out iOS7’s new features and bug fixes.
Apple said iOS 7 beta 7.x will be rolled out to iOS 6.1 users later this week, and will include iOS 7 security improvements, new features, and a fix for an issue that prevented developers from creating apps that relied on the new Touch ID sensor.
Apple has previously said that it will offer iOS 7 updates for free to developers through its developer program, but will offer the update for $29.99 through a subscription service.