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Kindle App Update is a Must Have Ahead of iOS 7 Release

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Amazon pushed an iOS 7 app update out this week that users should make sure to install before the iOS 7 release unless they want to re-download all of their books.

This isn’t the first iOS 7 app update to arrive, and it won’t be the last one we see over the next week and a half. We expect other developers are putting final touches on versions of their apps that work with the iOS 7 update Apple is showing off at a new iPhone and iOS 7 event on Tuesday.

Many of these early iOS 7 app updates could be focused on making sure users can still use the app, rather than on adding new features and a completely new look to match the new iOS 7 design.

Read: Why an iOS 7 iPad Delay Isn’t Likely in Apple’s Plans

Kindle delivers an iOS 7 app update that users need to install before the iOS 7 release date.

Kindle delivers an iOS 7 app update that users need to install before the iOS 7 release date.

Over the weekend Amazon pushed a Kindle update out to users who are on iOS 6, that is a must install before upgrading to iOS 7 later this month. Amazon warns users to update to Kindle 3.9.2 describing the new Kindle iPhone and iPad app as follows,

This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS7 OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install – this is a required update before upgrading to iOS7.

Apple is expected to announce the iOS 7 release date later today at a special event at the Apple headquarters in California. The company announced iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 in June, and it is currently in the sixth beta, allowing carriers, partners and developers like Amazon to test apps for iOS 7.

We anticipate an iOS 7 GM release to arrive directly after the event, where Apple could show off several new iOS 7 features it did not announce earlier this year or include in iOS 7 betas. This could include special iPhone 5S features not coming to the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or iPhone 4.

The iOS 7 release date is not expected at the event, but we do expect the iOS 7 release date is set for September 18th, when it will come to the iPhone, iPod touch and very likely the iPad.

Apple is also set to announce a new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at the event, both with 4-inch Retina Displays. The iPhone 5S is expected to come with a fingerprint sensor and a design similar to the iPhone 5 while the iPhone 5C is expected to arrive in multiple plastic color options at a lower price.

The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S release are confirmed for September 20th by multiple sources.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

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