GA release time?

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  1. thunderstorm macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I had a look back through a few pages and didn't see anything about this, so sorry if it exists but I didn't see it :p
    Do any of you have an idea as to what time on Wednesday iOS 7 will be out? And will it be something like 'midnight in every time zone' or 'X PM EST, whatever time that is where you are'? I can't remember what happened with any of the previous updates.
    Cheers!
     
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Probably around midday Eastern US time, which is morning Pacific US time (Apple Headquarters is in Pacific Time)
     
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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  4. thunderstorm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys! That'll be about 6pm in the UK then :D
     
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  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Thats the usual time. It's not always the case, but more often than not it is.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    From memory, that's when iOS 6, 5, 4 and 3 were released. I can't quite remember when 2 was, but probably the same.
     
  8. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    Historically the latest was around 10:00am PDT. Here are the postings that Macrumors made when each version was released.

    iOS 6.0 was released around 9:43 am PDT on Sept 19th, 2012.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/19/apple-releases-ios-6/

    iOS 5.0 was released around 10:05 am PDT on October 12, 2011

    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/12...otification-center-imessage-twitter-and-more/

    iOS 4.0 was released around 9:34am PDT on June 21, 2010

    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/21/apple-releases-ios-4-with-multitasking-ibooks-and-more/

    iOS 3.0 was released around 7:20 am PDT on June 17, 2009

    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/06/17/apple-releases-iphone-os-3-0/

    iOS 2.0 was released around 5:13 am PDT on July 11, 2008

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/11/apple-releases-official-iphone-2-0-firmware/
     
  9. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    What the h is a "GA"? I've seen other posts using this, thought it was a typo for "GM" Golden Master, but, that's already happened.:confused:

    I wonder if they'll release iOS 7 at 7:07 am PT? ;)
     
  10. MonstaMash macrumors regular

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    GM = Gold Master
    GA = General Availability

    Both are the exact same software; GM typically means a pre-release for select individuals (developers), and GA means it is available for anyone who wants to download it.
     
  11. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    Ah, that's better than some of the things that went on in my head...Georgia (as in the state), ...I wanted to assume the "G" still stood for "Golden", but couldn't come up with what the "A" was for...Golden Arse? ...oh, never mind, up too late, time to reGenerAte.
     

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