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iOS 7 Release Time: When to Expect the iOS 7 Download

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The iOS 7 release time is not official yet, but thanks to Apple’s predictable schedule, we have a good idea of when you can expect the iOS 7 download and update option on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple announced the iOS 7 release date of September 18th earlier this month, but in typical Apple fashion the company didn’t disclose all of the details, including the iOS 7 release time.

Users who want to avoid any issues shouldn’t try to get iOS 7 as soon as Apple starts the downloads, but for users who can’t wait to try out the new iOS 7 features, here’s when you can expect a release.

Read: 7 iOS 7 Release Date Tips

The iOS 7 release time is very likely set for September 18th at 10 AM Pacific. Check out when the iOS 7 release could be in your time zone.

The iOS 7 release time is very likely set for September 18th at 10 AM Pacific. Check out when the iOS 7 release could be in your time zone.

The odds are very good that Apple is planning an iOS 7 release time of 10 AM Pacific on September 18th. This is the same time Apple released the iOS 6 update, the iOS 5 update and the iOS 4.2 update. It is also the time Apple released all but one of the iOS 7 betas.

Read: How to Upgrade to iOS 7

This time makes sense for Apple who is based in California, as it allows the company to prepare for a release that won’t ping most iPhone or iPad users in the middle of a commute and it lets Apple’s support staff get in and ready for any issues.

Here is the iOS 7 release time for your time zone.

  • Eastern – 1 PM
  • Central – 12 PM
  • Mountain – 11 AM
  • London – 6 PM
  • Moscow – 9 PM
  • New Dehli – 10:30 PM
  • Shanghai – 1 AM Thursday
  • Tokyo – 2 AM Thursday
  • Melbourne – 3 AM Thursday
  • Auckland – 5 AM Thursday

While Apple is predictable with iOS release times, one reason the company may avoid announcing a specific iOS 7 release time is to prevent server overloads. While Apple was able to handle the demand for iOS 6 last year, the company may not want the equivalent of digital lines, which would likely outpace the iPhone 5s lines already forming across the U.S. and abroad.

Apple announced over 200 new iOS 7 features at the iPhone 5s announcement last week, highlighting not only the new iOS 7 features but the completely new look for iOS 7.

Read: 23 Awesome iOS 7 Features

The iOS 7 download is free for the iPhone 4 and newer, iPad 2 and newer and iPod touch. Users can upgrade to iOS 7 directly from the iPhone or iPad without the need to plug into a computer.

The video below highlights many of the new iOS 7 features and offers a glimpse at the new iOS 7 design which Craig Federighi, Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering called, “the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.”

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]

121 Comments

  1. ILoveApple

    09/17/2013 at 10:00 am

    How exciting! Thanks for the info

    • Selvin

      09/17/2013 at 9:26 pm

      Dam it can’t wait for it to drop !

    • Vansh

      09/17/2013 at 10:07 pm

      Its 10.38 olrdy in new delhi stil d update is not out

      • Tejas

        09/17/2013 at 11:06 pm

        Dude its 10.30 PM at night and secondly u have to update itunes to 11.1 i am using ios 7 gm it requires itunes 11.1 so be prepare fr both

        • hemanth

          09/18/2013 at 3:05 am

          Same here… have installed IOS 7 GM.. waiting for itunes 11.1 ?
          Do u think itunes 11.1 will be out to night

      • Topshelf

        09/18/2013 at 4:36 am

        (U.S.A. – California) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:00:00 AM PDT
        (United Kingdom – England) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:00:00 PM BST UTC+1 hour
        (Australia – New South Wales) Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:00:00 AM AEST
        (Afghanistan) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:30:00 PM AFT
        UTC (GMT) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 17:00:00

      • Hitesh Arora

        09/18/2013 at 8:11 am

        Not on 17 it’s 18

      • Andy

        09/18/2013 at 8:11 am

        It’s 10:30 p.m. IST on Wednesday September 18, 2013 and not September 17

    • Zala

      09/18/2013 at 5:55 am

      When is ios 7 available in Asia pacific time pls can’t wait

  2. Adam

    09/17/2013 at 10:21 am

    Well it’s 10:20 and it hasn’t come up as an option yet. :(

    • mabolduc

      09/17/2013 at 10:30 am

      maybe because today is the 17th?

    • Chad

      09/17/2013 at 10:30 am

      It’s not the 18th yet.

    • Mike

      09/17/2013 at 10:32 am

      Because it’s only the 17th.
      A bit premature there Adam

    • Captain Obvious

      09/17/2013 at 12:11 pm

      No shit there….

    • CMURK

      09/17/2013 at 12:35 pm

      its not 07/18 yet duhhhhh

      • Ariel

        09/18/2013 at 5:01 am

        It would be 09/17 :)

      • Bray

        09/18/2013 at 5:04 am

        Its September

    • Just me

      09/17/2013 at 1:42 pm

      I hope you’re not serious… Its 10am on the 18TH SEPTEMBER

      • Nick

        09/18/2013 at 2:38 am

        Hey dude, its not the 18th in the US yet….

    • Kamryn Johnson

      09/17/2013 at 3:13 pm

      That’s because it’s not September 18th yet, it’s only the 17th …….. Just Wait For The 18th lol.

    • tbc

      09/17/2013 at 3:14 pm

      the mind boggles at your stupidity.

    • Bdudney665

      09/17/2013 at 3:56 pm

      The date is the 18th so maybe not till the 19th for people who have those days that are a day ahead

    • Burdington Y

      09/17/2013 at 4:23 pm

      The 18th

    • Mikey D.

      09/17/2013 at 5:04 pm

      Gayyyyt

    • rav

      09/18/2013 at 5:23 am

      it says , 18 september. think people think

    • Adam

      09/18/2013 at 6:55 am

      I love all the people who called me stupid and ignorant because I made a simple mistake sorry I’m accustomed to things coming out on Tuesdays and overlooked the date.

  3. Karim

    09/17/2013 at 10:29 am

    Its for tomorrow (18th) at 10am pac.

  4. Johan wang

    09/17/2013 at 10:45 am

    Still waiting.. 1st I though is 18 sept in every country time, lol

  5. Vaibhav Jadhav

    09/17/2013 at 11:15 am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on IOS 7 ….! Wooooow

    • Daiana

      09/17/2013 at 8:39 pm

      Iphone zombies!!!!!!

  6. Roberto

    09/17/2013 at 11:19 am

    ahhh.. worth it being a developer :–)

  7. Palanivel

    09/17/2013 at 11:41 am

    Eager for ios7

  8. jennifer

    09/17/2013 at 11:57 am

    its 4:55 am in sydney (same as melbourne) and its not yet available :(

    • Damien

      09/17/2013 at 1:54 pm

      And it won’t be for another ~20 hours

    • tbc

      09/17/2013 at 3:17 pm

      its the 17th for godsake, one has to wonder how you manage the post this comment yet fail to read and/or know what the date is.. do you get amazed when the sky changes from light to dark?

      • Australia

        09/17/2013 at 5:28 pm

        Tbc.. Youre obviously ignorant to the fact that Sydney is a day ahead of usa.

        • tbc

          09/17/2013 at 5:28 pm

          nope… i live in wellington.

    • Tasmania

      09/17/2013 at 10:42 pm

      Thursday morning

  9. ekap

    09/17/2013 at 11:58 am

    will my iphone still work with my pioneer head unit if I update?

    • nicequal (@nicequal)

      09/17/2013 at 3:10 pm

      I’ve no specific info, but I’ve heard of no issues with Bluetooth units. But as all bluetooth units should follow the Bluetooth standards, support should generally become better, not worse, with a new version. I wouldn’t be afraid to update. Good luck.

  10. tbyh

    09/17/2013 at 12:09 pm

    just another 22 hours for me lol

  11. chandu

    09/17/2013 at 12:30 pm

    till waiting

  12. asdasdffasd

    09/17/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Pacific Time Apple is from Cali!

  13. Italy Ruffin

    09/17/2013 at 12:37 pm

    Will this work if you have an unlocked apple iPhone 5

    • Toby

      09/17/2013 at 4:12 pm

      No and jail broken or unlocked limitations on any apple device will discontinue the updates

      • Nick (@andsoitgoes)

        09/17/2013 at 6:19 pm

        Please do read clearly before responding.

        Of course this will work on unlocked phones that are not tied to a carrier (ones that you can buy directly from apple).

        And of course it won’t work on jailbroken devices, but that can be fixed simply by backing up, wiping all settings and starting from scratch. There’s almost nothing that can be detected when you’ve reset your phone.

        Please stop spreading Incorrect information.

  14. Jack

    09/17/2013 at 1:13 pm

    early wake up tomorrow :0

  15. Jordie Jay

    09/17/2013 at 1:16 pm

    IOS 7 is worth the wait. It’s a much better experience on iPhone 5 than it is on my iPhone 4.
    Don’t rush to quick tho as there is already talks of 7.0.1 and 7.1 which are cropping up online all over the place.

  16. Joe Mama

    09/17/2013 at 1:26 pm

    Adam, even with an iPhone you can’t tell the date correctly. Dipstick!

    • tbc

      09/17/2013 at 2:55 pm

      had a good chuckle at that, hahaha, the retard is strong in Adam..

      • Australia

        09/17/2013 at 5:34 pm

        Another ignorant comment from tbc. Its 10.30 am, the 18th here :) the world is divided into time zones you know. But then again judging by ‘the retard is strong in adam,’ it does take one to know one, lol.

        • tbc

          09/17/2013 at 5:34 pm

          like ive already said dickhead… i live in NZ

        • Mdbunch

          09/17/2013 at 6:31 pm

          It will be here on sept. the 18th pacific time. That’s us time zone.

        • Cali

          09/17/2013 at 6:52 pm

          It has to be the 18th in the United States and its the 17th right now.

        • Josue

          09/18/2013 at 4:35 am

          I love on mars

  17. James

    09/17/2013 at 1:49 pm

    Why hasn’t it come yet?

    • Damien

      09/17/2013 at 1:55 pm

      Because its not time.

    • tbc

      09/17/2013 at 2:53 pm

      you stupid F****!!

      • Jock

        09/17/2013 at 4:31 pm

        When’s IOS8 out?

        • tbc

          09/17/2013 at 4:33 pm

          it came out last year… lol

  18. TheCustomHacker

    09/17/2013 at 2:11 pm

    IOS7 Beta has been open to Itunes Developers since July 21.

  19. jagpreet

    09/17/2013 at 2:12 pm

    still waiting fr ios7

  20. jakeninja11

    09/17/2013 at 2:34 pm

    I will be in school at 10:00am D:

  21. Waheed

    09/17/2013 at 3:22 pm

    Can sime one tell when i can update i am leaving in afghanistan ? And right now my local time is 2:52AM

    • Steve1981

      09/17/2013 at 8:18 pm

      22 hours from now no matter what time zone

  22. Wooh

    09/17/2013 at 3:38 pm

    I will come to your phone in time. It wont change your life. Good god. You guys are acting like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve. Get a life.

  23. Samuel Stacey

    09/17/2013 at 3:43 pm

    Ahhhhhhh I can’t wait any longer on my ipad just refreshing software update oh my gosh apple is killing me

  24. Jambo McScrubbin

    09/17/2013 at 3:51 pm

    It worked here. great stuff, lurve the parallax

  25. Justin Alvarez

    09/17/2013 at 3:56 pm

    Samuel,
    Stop! Go get something to eat. Maybe watch a movie. Then go to bed. You have at least 15 hours until the software update.

    The update is good folks, but this childish stuff is rediclous! Read the story, it states the 18th at “potentially” 10PT.

    • Justin Alvarez

      09/17/2013 at 3:58 pm

      Ninja edit: ridiculous*

  26. Chris Robertson

    09/17/2013 at 3:57 pm

    finally got the update

  27. jealous?

    09/17/2013 at 3:59 pm

    i have had it for 5 days already. must suck to not be smart.

    • Ace

      09/17/2013 at 9:32 pm

      I’ve had it since July. It sure does suck to not be smart.

      • yendor

        09/18/2013 at 6:55 am

        Sure pays to be a developer:)

  28. Forrest

    09/17/2013 at 4:28 pm

    I laugh at all the people thinking that the update was the 17th…. When it clearly states, September 18th (WEDNESDAY) at 10 AM PST time…. You derps

  29. Michael

    09/17/2013 at 4:59 pm

    Dude it’s the 17th today

  30. Ibramziass

    09/17/2013 at 5:06 pm

    When ios 7 release in malaysia and what time?

  31. Mikey D.

    09/17/2013 at 5:08 pm

    Adam needs to get a watch…..

  32. Joenilda da Silva

    09/17/2013 at 5:41 pm

    What time does the iOS 7 work in Brazil?

  33. Joenilda da Silva

    09/17/2013 at 5:43 pm

    Because i travel now to Brazil and i want the iOS 7

  34. Zack Simpson

    09/17/2013 at 6:08 pm

    I seem to recall waking up at 5AM when iOS 5 came out so I could have it before my peers. (Yes, these were the days before the luxury of OTA updates.) Am I just remembering incorrectly, or did iOS 5 release at midnight/late the night before?

  35. Baba Blacksheep

    09/17/2013 at 6:31 pm

    I have a PC running iOS7. Works gr8.

  36. Panda

    09/17/2013 at 6:41 pm

    What time does ios 7 come out in Alaska? PLEASE REPLY ASAP

  37. Person

    09/17/2013 at 7:20 pm

    What time does ios 7 come out in Juneau, Alaska?

  38. Sonicfan94

    09/17/2013 at 8:16 pm

    Really can’t wait!XD

  39. Asha

    09/17/2013 at 8:30 pm

    has anyone updated today?

  40. Asha

    09/17/2013 at 8:31 pm

    its the 18th here in australia..

  41. laurence1964

    09/17/2013 at 9:23 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me that in this age of technological wonder, people cannot tell the time or know what date it is. When it gets to 10am in California on the 18th Sept, whatever time THAT is for you wherever you are in the world is the release date! Simples!

    • Ace

      09/17/2013 at 9:34 pm

      ^Amen

  42. Pullmypp

    09/17/2013 at 9:54 pm

    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

  43. Jay

    09/17/2013 at 10:13 pm

    I think android has all the features apple just copied . Damn apple need tonstart from the scratch else they wont be able to sell people things they dont need

    • Literate

      09/17/2013 at 11:38 pm

      Fingerprint unlock? How long until the Android / Samsung crowd copy that one?

  44. KD

    09/17/2013 at 10:14 pm

    Where can I purchase the phone stand?

  45. Dylan

    09/17/2013 at 10:54 pm

    It’s the 4pm on the 18th here in Aus and the update is STILL not available?!

    • Tasmania

      09/17/2013 at 10:57 pm

      It’s 18/9 US times. So for us its the 19/9. 4AM buddy

  46. joe

    09/17/2013 at 10:58 pm

    Nobody gives a crap, wouldn’t touch this IOS version for anything, worst os EVER, my 6 year old could have done a better looking job. Thank god I’ve switched to Android, Apple have lost the plot.

    • Literate

      09/17/2013 at 11:40 pm

      yeah, nobody gives a crap – obviously! :)

  47. Juicy

    09/17/2013 at 11:12 pm

    Y’all booty stank

  48. Topshelf

    09/17/2013 at 11:40 pm

    (U.S.A. – California) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:00:00 AM PDT
    (United Kingdom – England) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:00:00 PM BST UTC+1 hour
    (Australia – New South Wales) Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:00:00 AM AEST
    (Afghanistan) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:30:00 PM AFT
    UTC (GMT) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 17:00:00

  49. Steve

    09/18/2013 at 12:35 am

    6pm Today. Wednesday 18th September for the UK

  50. z

    09/18/2013 at 1:16 am

    you’re all faggots

  51. Andrew Denham

    09/18/2013 at 2:09 am

    Hahahaha I can’t believe how many retards live in this world!!!

  52. Nick

    09/18/2013 at 2:41 am

    Patience Grasshopper Patience!!!!!

  53. ZEROMECH

    09/18/2013 at 4:10 am

    o my god u guys r idiots it comes out today the 18th at 1pm my god u r worse then me and my brother

    • Posits

      09/18/2013 at 7:03 am

      People live in different time zones gaytard and who cares about your brother

  54. Macyy Smallworlds

    09/18/2013 at 5:47 am

    Wow, I’ve read every comment and it amazes me how people can’t see that it says SEPTEMBER 18th.

  55. Hairydesktop

    09/18/2013 at 8:03 am

    Im in alaska. What time of the day will i get ios7

  56. Chandan Maingi

    09/18/2013 at 8:48 am

    Guys 10:30 pm, 18th sept. for India…

  57. Ralph

    09/18/2013 at 9:21 am

    Basements will be busy today, eh? Be sure your mom doesn’t forget to bring you your sandwich and power drink.

  58. k231

    09/18/2013 at 9:35 am

    http://24timezones.com/us_clock/usa_time.php ………..wait till 10am los angeles time.

  59. k231

    09/18/2013 at 9:43 am

  60. satheesh

    09/18/2013 at 10:06 am

    I am in Jeddah, KSA, and I got the update but it is taking almost 1 hour to download it….

  61. Puneet

    09/18/2013 at 10:10 am

    Update has arrived for my iPhone on time, but nothing for iPad yet.
    Am from New Delhi India.

  62. Tim Ashe

    09/18/2013 at 10:30 am

    It’s 130 pm eastern. Where’s my update.

  63. Decker

    09/18/2013 at 11:51 am

    Getting it now

  64. satheesh

    09/18/2013 at 12:00 pm

    downloaded…. now installing… keeping my fingers crossed :-))))

    • satheesh

      09/18/2013 at 12:40 pm

      done… its cool….. am liking it….thanks Apple!

  65. Tim

    09/18/2013 at 12:53 pm

    Mine is being stupid and says it is unavailable right now. But it allowed me to download it. What is going on?

  66. iOS 7 download links

    10/08/2013 at 2:23 am

    Apple has already announced the public download launch date of iOS 7 for users. The issue was Apple servers getting jammed, and hammered.

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