Prestashop 1.7 update
1. Prestashop 1.7 is not really ready for production site yet. it still have some bugs to solve and there is still needed time to all mercharnat related modules will be ported to ps 1.7 like paypal payment etc.
2. Prestashop 1.7 has no backward compatibility with old version. Entire theme is in process of rewriting from scratch. We also decided to rewrite almost all modules. Expect a really nice new features!
What it means? That there will be no easy update from 1.6 to 1.7. It means that it will be needed to remove and uninstall current iqit modules and install theme again in version for ps 1.7. Also other 3-part modules you currently use in your prestashop will be not compatible, you will need to update them.
3. When I will publish theme for ps 1.7? It is hard to share with precise date, I'm working very hard to deliver it as soon as possible, It is already in development from September 2016.
Beta version of Warehouse It is planned on end of March/April, but it is not our deadline and if it will be needed process may take longer! Shoply theme will also recive upgrade for 1.7, but it will be in developmant after Warehouse
4. It is worth to upgrade for 1.7? If you build new shop, you can start to consider soon ps 1.7 but for all working shops on prestashop 1.6 you should still hold some time untill all will be tested. Then i think it will be worth to upgrade becouse Ps team did a great job with new front end system which allows to do much more with much better code quality. Thanks to that our new themes will be also much much better and more feature rich.