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iOS 7 Release Date: Developer Email Shares Sketchy Date



The iOS 7 release date will arrive on September 10th according to an email sent to developers using Nuance speech technology in their iPhone and iPad apps, but the odds are good this won’t be when iOS 7 arrives for users.

The email in question was sent to developers from Nuance, not from Apple to registered iOS developers. Owen Williams shared the email on his website.

In the email Nuance boasts that the latest Nuance software will work fine inside of apps on iOS 7, which will see a general release on September 10th. This is the date we expect Apple is planning to hold an event to announce the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

The Nuance developer email stated;

“As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th.”

These words don’t leave much to the imagination, as GA stands for general availability, but there are a few things wrong with this date.

Read: Apple iPhone 5S Mysteries

First off, Nuance doesn’t likely know Apple’s plans for an iOS 7 release. Second, We expect the iOS 7 GM “Gold Master” to arrive on September 10th based on the latest rumors. Even though the same leak claimed we would see iOS 7 beta 7 release by now, September 10th still looks good for an iOS 7 GM release. Third, Nuance has pulled the email off its servers.

The iOS 7 release date is likely set for September 18th, not September 10th.

The iOS 7 release date is likely set for September 18th, not September 10th.

The iOS 7 GA or iOS 7 release date will likely come a week or so after the iOS 7 GM. The iOS 7 GM is the last iOS 7 beta which arrives with the assumption that developers and partners won’t find any major issues that need fixed.

At this point, the iOS 7 release date looks good for September 18th, two days before we expect the iPhone 5S release date. In theory Apple could release iOS 7 to the public within a few hours of the GM, as the company has pushed out a final release fast after a GM before, but with a major overhaul for iOS 7, look for the iOS 7 update to arrive on or around September 18th.

We could see a small delay for the iOS 7 iPad update, as 9to5Mac claims it may not arrive until new iPads are on the market. Apple released the iOS 7 iPad beta two weeks after the iPhone version, so it is a possibility.

The iOS 7 release will bring a collection of new iOS 7 features to users and a new look for the iPhone and iPad. The update brings animations, a new Control Center, revamped Notification Center, Siri enhancements and more. The eight-minute video above details what’s new in iOS 7.



  1. Kenny Strawn

    08/27/2013 at 8:15 am

    Well, if the September 5 GM date is any indication, that actually would slate the final release two days after the iPhone event, on September 12… Well, that’s if partners get it the week before, on August 29, that is.

    That’s definitely the most likely pattern we’re seeing here: with Beta 6 having been released exactly 2 weeks before this coming Thursday and every former beta release being (with the exception of Beta 4, which was delayed due to the developer portal being taken down by a Turkish hacker) on a roughly 2-week schedule, August 29 is more accurate of a partner release of the GM and September 5 the most likely developer release than anything else out there.

  2. Radu

    08/27/2013 at 9:20 am

    41 minutes for beta 7 , any chances ?

  3. Joan L. Miller

    08/27/2013 at 1:19 pm

    my best friend’s mother makes $72/hr on the laptop. She has been fired from work for 6 months but last month her paycheck was $16116 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more here…

    • Fayt

      08/27/2013 at 6:32 pm

      This is a scam. Don’t go for it.

      With my webmaster experience, I was able to deduce that this was a spam by looking through the sources. It turns out that they use javascript to store the current date and make it look like it just started offering today.

      That’s a big scam signal flag.

      • Fayt

        08/27/2013 at 6:33 pm

        I noticed that it may not be easy to figure out where my reply is pointing towards. I am pointing towards Joan L Miller’s comment.

  4. joe

    08/28/2013 at 7:50 am

    Thanks Fayt, good eye!

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