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Old Sep 17, 2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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Best way to download IO7

Will it be best to download it via Itunes or through the iphone via software update on wifi. Which is quicker and likely to be the best and fastest way to download tomorrow.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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Will it be best to download it via Itunes or through the iphone via software update on wifi. Which is quicker and likely to be the best and fastest way to download tomorrow.
Which ever is most convenient for you.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:18 AM   #3
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Doesn't really matter. If you have a good solid wifi, it won't take all that long. Depending on how much you have stored on your phone, the actual upgrade (not including the download part) is between 5-10 minutes.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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oh thanks for the replies. also is it best to do a factory re-set and install new ios 7. or does it not matter?

thanks again.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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oh thanks for the replies. also is it best to do a factory re-set and install new ios 7. or does it not matter?

thanks again.
Apple intends for you to just update - there should be no need to do a complete clean restore. That is really only if you encounter major issues with the phone after upgrading.

I would just do an OTA update from your phone. All should be well.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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Apple intends for you to just update - there should be no need to do a complete clean restore. That is really only if you encounter major issues with the phone after upgrading.

I would just do an OTA update from your phone. All should be well.
Okay thanks

Can't wait to download tomorrow.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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oh thanks for the replies. also is it best to do a factory re-set and install new ios 7. or does it not matter?

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Agree. Just do the update. No need to do a complete factory reset. Just make sure you backup your device before you start. The cloud backup is sufficient. An iTunes backup is nice to have around if you want the restore to go faster in case of issues.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 11:35 AM   #9
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Both should probably do you fine.

I, personally, always do a complete wipe and then re-add my content back (With the exception of my iCloud stuff like phone book) piece by piece out of old habit (worked in the industry for 5yrs, and have been a tech geek since the early 90's... so I have issues with upgrades just embedded in my train of thought).
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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I usually update OTA and when I get home I download it over iTunes in case I need to restore.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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Anyone know what time the OTA will become available?
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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Anyone know what time the OTA will become available?
When Apple releases it.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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When Apple releases it.
Captain obvious! ... is there an official time?
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Captain obvious! ... is there an official time?
No, but it will likely be around 10 AM PST, so just figure out that time that is in your time zone.
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Captain obvious! ... is there an official time?
I think it's fairly obvious that if there was an official time it would have been known by most by now and would have come up in dozens of threads on this very topic. So, no, there's no official time.

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No, but it will likely be around 10 AM PST, so just figure out that time that is in your time zone.
Perhaps somewhat more likely, but could be earlier than that, as various previous releases have been, and could be later than that, as various previous releases have also been.

It's going to be amazing to finally see all the date/time guessing finally stop tomorrow when its released...only to have the forum get flooded by tons of new people experiencing iOS 7 for the first time and posting about the same things that have been discussed many times already before for those who have followed iOS 7 through the betas. So many new threads about icons, new design, something people don't like about the new calendar, the new clock being "live", this and that. It's going to be like a reset button on the forum where all the stuff starts again (minus the pointless date/time guesses).
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:25 PM   #16
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Even though it's got a few rough edges, iOS 7 seems to be a winner on iphone 5. I'm confident it will run well day 1, so I'm downloading wed. rather than waiting.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:30 PM   #17
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How fast are the download speeds from Apple's servers? Since hundreds of millions of people will be downloading iOS7 at the same time, wouldn't it be very slow?

Also, anybody know how big the GM file is?
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:38 PM   #19
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No, but it will likely be around 10 AM PST, so just figure out that time that is in your time zone.
Apple's NZ site, which is fully localised, says that it'll be released today. If that's true, then it'll be out by 5 AM PST, as that's midnight here.
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Apple's NZ site, which is fully localised, says that it'll be released today. If that's true, then it'll be out by 5 AM PST, as that's midnight here.
I just checked The NZ site and it says coming soon?
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I just checked The NZ site and it says coming soon?
"11 September 2013—Apple® today announced iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, will be available starting Wednesday, September 18 to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users as a free software update."

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"11 September 2013—Apple® today announced iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, will be available starting Wednesday, September 18 to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users as a free software update."

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Just an FYI, I wouldn't take that as a guarantee, as they're saying apple announced it would be available in the 18th in the US. You very well may be right, but here they only referenced apples announcement, which only applies really to the PST time zone.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 04:05 PM   #23
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Just an FYI, I wouldn't take that as a guarantee, as they're saying apple announced it would be available in the 18th in the US. You very well may be right, but here they only referenced apples announcement, which only applies really to the PST time zone.
They usually edit the dates where appropriate. This one may be an oversight, or it may be correct. We'll know in 16 hours!
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"11 September 2013—Apple® today announced iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, will be available starting Wednesday, September 18 to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users as a free software update."

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That's just the general PR release citing the release date, which is generally based on Apple's local timezone (US Pacific).
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