iOS 7 GM/Public Release

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by JayJamesWaller, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. JayJamesWaller macrumors regular

    JayJamesWaller

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    Hey there MacRumors! I was just interested to know whether it will be possible to upgrade from the GM release of iOS7 to the actual public version? Basically I'm asking this because my iPhone is not on a contract, and as such I have been wanting to change my network. However because I have been on a Beta, inserting a different SIM card basically makes the phone unusable (and unfortunately no I'm not a registered developer, apologies to those that this offends). So long story short, will I be able to switch my network/carrier on GM or will I have to find a way to get off the betas and download the public release? :)
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Since the GM is usually the exact same build as the public release, there will be no need to upgrade and you won't be notified of an update. If Apple changes something, they'll release a new build and you'll be notified that there's an update.
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    +1

    GM has always been the same as public release in the past.

    GM will drop on the day the new iPhone is released (Sept 10), or a few days shortly thereafter. Public release will be about a week after the iPhone event, and new iPhones will ship 1-2 weeks after the iPhone event.
     
  4. JayJamesWaller thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys, that was very helpful! I'll wait till the GM release before I switch carriers, :)
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    There's only been one time where the GM was different from the public release (sort of). There was a WiFi bug on the iPad with the iOS 4.2 GM forcing Apple to release a second GM of 4.2. The update was then released as iOS 4.2.1.
     
  6. frito1224 macrumors regular

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    I had downloaded ios5 gm before the public release and i couldn't access the newsstand store i had to update to the public release to be able to use it
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The iOS 5 GM was exactly the same as the final release so you didn't receive an OTA update. It was likely a server-side issue which you might've been able to fix by resetting your settings or rebooting.
     
  8. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    so if you're on ios 7 beta you can't ota update to the GM?
     
  9. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    Presumably not. For other betas there wasn't any OTA option -- you'd have to download the ispw to upgrade.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Apple doesn't release the GM as an OTA. You'll have to obtain the .ipsw and use iTunes to install it, whether it be by updating or restoring to it.
     
  11. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    Twice. The GM release of 4.0 had game centre. The actual release didnt.
     
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  13. randomdude macrumors regular

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    Will I be able to install the iOS 7 GM without registering my UDID before the public release?
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yes.
     

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