iCloud Keychain now "coming soon," not shipping with iOS 7?

If you take a trip down the iOS 7 page over on Apple.com an interesting amendment has emerged next to iCloud Keychain that suggests it may not ship with iOS 7 next week. While iOS 7 itself is still technically "coming soon," the only other item specifically labelled this way is iOS in the car, which we know to be coming some time in 2014.

Apple didn't say anything about iCloud Keychain during their keynote yesterday in Cupertino, but then it wasn't on its own, either. Perhaps the new security feature is being held back until the release of OS X Mavericks, which we expect may arrive as part of a Mac event sometime later this fall.

Any thoughts?

Source: Apple via MacRumors

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kch50428 says:

"Perhaps the new security feature is being held back until the release of OS X Mavericks, which we expect may arrive as part of a Mac event sometime later this fall." -- Plausible.

rayray14 says:

Just throwing it out there, but could Apple have decided to re-think about storing passwords in iCloud knowing the NSA could "easily" snoop on them?

iSRS says:

They have not given up on it. Maybe it just isn't 100% ready, and can launch with 10.9.0, iOS 7.1 (new iPads in October) and an update to iTunes.

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Ron Miller 85763 says:

Waiting for OS X is definitely a possible reason, although it doesn't really make sense to me. It would be a big benefit to share passwords between my iPhone and iPad. Besides, even when Mavericks ships it will take quite a while for everyone to install it, and some may never install it (unlike iOS where most people upgrade soon after the release of a new version).

Maybe Apple found a security hole in their system that they need time to patch up?

Firehand81 says:

Wait... did it get disabled from GM iOS7 ? Because I'm using it with Beta 6.

corsa180 says:

Yes, disabled in the GM.

LozBlanko says:

I hope it's to combat NSA spying because that issue is actually making me seriously think about whether I want to buy Apple products.

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iSRS says:

"I hope it's to combat NSA spying because that issue is actually making me seriously think about whether I want to buy any Internet connected products"

Fixed that. Because if you think it is just Apple? You are mistaken

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LozBlanko says:

Yes, but the others aren't about to 'give away' my finger prints to the US government... yet.

camerons1 says:

Does iCloud Keychain use Core Data syncing? Maybe Apple finally realized that doesn't work?

khobia2 says:

Seems to make sense. Probably some more bugs to fix. Releasing it with OS X Mavericks would be a logical step.

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sfwrtr says:

Reaction: Tears. With the fingerprint sensor, just image how ease it will be to surf the web on password protected sites!

MeanKidneyDan says:

from a daring fireball / quora link:
http://b.qr.ae/19LVCbE
"Apple has wisely restricted very, very limited access to Touch ID and does not have any APIs available for developers. In fact Apple has removed the iCloud Keychain from the most recent developer build of iOS 7. I can only publicly say this has a lot of reasons that will be very clear in the next few months."