Ionic 3 / Angular 4 coming soon?

Sorry I’m going to post this info with a lack of sources… but I feel like I read recently that Ionic 3 would be coming alongside Angular 4… and that Angular 4 is coming most likely later this month. Is Ionic 3 really that close?

Found at least one of the links with this info, from the Ionic team meeting notes: “Ionic 3 coming together with Angular 4” – I’m realizing now that “coming together with Angular 4” might just mean that it’s starting to become functional, not that they’ll be “coming together” as in release dates.

You don’t need to worry about Ionic 3, 4, 5 or Angular 4, 5, 6 being completely different frameworks - it’s just a different style of versioning. Check out this article:

So a change from 2.x to 3.x just indicates a major update, not a new framework.

EDIT: It may be worth mentioning that Ionic 1 did not use this style of versioning, so the transition from 1 to 2 is not indicative of what future upgrades will look like.


Well Angular 4 is here already.

The switch to Angular 4 is more to unify with the router than anything. I’m sure Semantic Versioning is a big part of it but I think the big issue was with the router.

Half way through building Angular 2 they changed the lead of the router and decided to redo it. So now there was Angular 1 & 2 but router 1, 2 ,3… My .02 is they are skipping to 4 to unify the codebase.


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