iOS 7 App Updates Arriving Ahead of September 10th
With the iOS 7 release date at hand, Electronic Arts, one of the big publishers on Apple’s App Store, has updated its Real Racing 3 with iOS 7 compatibility as developers prepare for the impending arrival of Apple’s latest iOS update.
In June, Apple announced a new version of iOS dubbed iOS 7 which is said would be arriving for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch sometime this fall. After months of speculation and iOS 7 beta releases, the iOS 7 release is closer than ever with Apple scheduled to talk about the iPhone on September 10th in Cupertino.
Apple typically discusses iOS even further at its iPhone events and thus, the company is expected to detail iOS 7 features but also the highly anticipated iOS 7 release date.
While it likely won’t come until at least September 10th, app developers have seemingly begun preparing for the final release of iOS 7 as EA, one of the App Stores largest publishers, has updated one its games with compatibility with Apple’s new iOS update.
Real Racing 3 received an update today that comes with several new features new cars and a new series. However, tucked away in the release notes, EA acknowledges that the update also has arrived with support for iOS 7 saying that the app has “full support for the latest version of iOS.”
The listing, first noticed by 9to5Mac, is a sign that developers are making preparations for the new gaming APIs found inside iOS 7 including new security measures, leaderboards and challenges. EA is the first developer to issue an iOS 7 compatibility update for a major application but it may not be the last to do so ahead of September 10th.
Apple is expected to detail the iOS 7 update and more on September 10th. And with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C expected to be released on September 20th, all signs point to an iOS 7 release date somewhere in between September 10th and September 20th.
Rumors have suggested that it could arrive on September 10th but Apple traditionally releases its new software somewhere in the middle of launch and release.
The software is expected to land for many of Apple’s older devices including the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the iPod touch fifth-generation and it’s expected to land for the iPad 4 and below and the iPad mini.
iOS 7 for iPad rumors suggest that the release may lag behind the iPhone with rumors suggesting a release sometime in October around the time the company announces the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2.