iOS 7 GM Release Expected Immediately After iPhone Event
The iOS 7 GM release is expected tomorrow after the conclusion of Apple’s iPhone and iOS 7 event which takes place at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Developers and Apple partners are testing the iOS 7 beta 6 right now, and the last iOS 7 beta release should come to these registered users soon after the special event on September 10th.
The iOS 7 GM stands for Gold Master. Essentially this is the iOS 7 beta 7 release, but as a GM it is the last beta Apple expects before a public iOS 7 release date. A Gold Master is not a public version of iOS 7, but it represents a nearly final build of iOS 7 that should not change much.
According to earlier iOS 7 release rumors Apple may have already provided the iOS 7 GM to partners as early as last Thursday. We’ve yet to hear of a leak of the iOS 7 GM, so it’s possible those plans are on hold or Apple was able to convince these partners to remain silent.
Even without this rumor, like many Apple release dates, there are clues that point to an iOS 7 GM release soon after Apple’s media event tomorrow.
Apple released the iOS 5 GM on October 4th, the same day it announced the iPhone 4S in 2011. Apple also announced the iOS 6 GM on September 12th when it announced the iPhone 5 in 2012.
Apple is very likely timing the iOS 7 GM release for after the event to keep some new iOS 7 features under wraps. Apple typically announces several unique iOS 7 features for the new iPhone.
Read: iOS 7 Release Date Spells Doom and Confusion for Average iPhone Users
There are rumors that Apple is planning to deliver a slow motion camera option for the iPhone 5S with iOS 7 and early chatter that Apple could be working on an offline dictation option for iOS 7.
An offline version of dictation in iOS 7 could help users see what the iPhone thinks they are saying as they speak like on OS X Mavericks and on Android devices. This is incredibly important because accuracy goes way down after one missed word. With nearly instant feedback, users can stop and fix a word before wasting time dictating what the iPhone determines is gibberish. This could also help keep some of Siri’s functionality offline, for a more reliable service.
Apple typically releases iOS 7 updates around 10AM Pacific, which is when the Apple event starts. With this in mind, expect an iOS 7 GM update to arrive on the iPhone and iPad soon after the event wraps up. Apple’s special events are typically an hour and a half long.
One rumor claims Apple will delay iOS for the iPad until later this fall. If this is the case we may not see an iOS 7 for iPad GM tomorrow.
The iOS 7 release date is expected on September 18th, several days before the iPhone 5S release date. We expect to hear Apple confirm these release dates tomorrow.
09/09/2013 at 9:04 am
iOS 7 to public is gng to b released tmrw?
09/09/2013 at 9:05 am
No Sept 18 for the public.
09/09/2013 at 9:44 am
I wish that the released the GM last Tuesday and the public version tomorrow :(
09/09/2013 at 9:51 am
09/09/2013 at 10:19 am
So much waiting… Now I just wanna get the update over with and live my life. Lol. cx
09/09/2013 at 11:15 am
Shane, try getting a life first….Quit acting like it’s a cure for cancer or even close. Personally, buying an iPhone 5 was probably the single biggest mistake I’ve ever made. It’s going to take something on the magnitude the second coming of Christ to make me stop longing for my Android OS.
09/09/2013 at 11:26 am
09/09/2013 at 12:36 pm
…. he is just excited for the update. don’t be such an asshole.
09/09/2013 at 2:02 pm
Exactly. Why do Android robots always have to be jerk offs about everything? Here’s an idea, if you hate Apple so much why don’t you just ignore them.
09/09/2013 at 3:32 pm
why are u even reading this article then. posting childish answers, have a word with yourself & stop talking everything so seriously.
09/09/2013 at 4:16 pm
You miss software that requires double the processor power and still produces lag. Okay :)
09/09/2013 at 9:28 pm
You tell him to stop acting like its a cure for cancer and then say it’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made? Lol you are an idiot. Go back to android please.
09/09/2013 at 10:05 pm
imissadroid… I must say you are out right Rude. appe isn’t meant for all. U be happy with ur android ! There’s no need to run down the iPhone. How people love pulling Joggers things down just because they can’t reach so high 😊poor u I’m sure u have quite understood what I’m saying. 😊Lol
09/10/2013 at 12:09 am
Let’s see.. obvious iPhone/Apple basher wasting his time reading an Apple post and tells another user to get a life. See the hypocrisy here?
If you don’t like the iPhone, then fine. Go pick up an Android and get on with your ‘life’.
09/10/2013 at 12:01 pm
09/10/2013 at 12:09 pm
So switch back to Android. It’s a free country, you can do things like that. I personally love iOS far more than Android (i’ve used both), and I respect your opinion that Android is better than iOS. No need to be a dick about it.
09/10/2013 at 1:18 pm
You’re a sad little person…
09/09/2013 at 12:19 pm
oh good, get your Crapdroid so there’s more chance we get the new iPhone 5S
Gunayt Ahmet™ (@gunito94)
09/09/2013 at 12:42 pm
Why are people saying to go back to 6.1.4 before the GM I’m confused?..
09/09/2013 at 1:12 pm
So iOS 7 is not open to the public tomorrow ? its going to be the 18th I’m assuming right?
09/09/2013 at 2:35 pm
Its mentioned 90 times sept. 10th……. Public yes the 10th
09/09/2013 at 3:02 pm
And you still get it wrong. GM is not public. GM is expected the 10th.
09/10/2013 at 12:10 am
Correct. GM is not public, but it’s the release that the public release is built from. As in, as the article states, not much will change between beta 7 and the public release.
09/09/2013 at 3:12 pm
Please please let ios 7 to come out tomorrow for iPad mini please damet, please, damet, please, damet.
09/09/2013 at 4:42 pm
According to BGR, they released the gold master on september 5th
09/10/2013 at 12:10 pm
then BGR is way off… I’m a developer running iOS 7, and I can assure you that the latest update is Beta 6, i was just on the developer website seeing if they had posted the GM, and it’s still not there.
09/09/2013 at 4:57 pm
Just give me windows xp pro for all my devices and call it a day
09/09/2013 at 5:41 pm
I guess we’ll find out tomorrow
09/09/2013 at 6:24 pm
+10 Right??, @IMissAndroid I will be more then happy to take that iPhone 5 off your hands….since it’s such a pain in your ass.
09/10/2013 at 1:34 am
What is the UK time of release for IOS 7?
09/10/2013 at 4:57 am
Not confirmed yet. The Apple event is being held 5:00pm UK time today.
09/10/2013 at 4:58 am
Just stop releasing stuff and give me my dang ios 7 lol 😓😢😂😰😥 & I’m excited for the ios 7 so if u android haters keep hatin imma message android to shut off your phone ^_^
09/10/2013 at 4:14 pm
https://adf.ly/VVaop — iOS7 GM download links. No developer ID required