iOS 7 GM update to public release

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  1. Indy89 macrumors member

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    Quick question regarding iOS 7 GM. If I install the GM, will I still be able to update to the public release on Wednesday?

    Thank You to any answers.
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    No, normally, it'll be the same build number. If it's different, you'll have to restore.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The other half a dozen threads on the same exact topic( a few from just today or yesterday) somehow didn't answer the question?
     
  4. Indy89 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers for the info, reckon I will hold off just incase there is a difference. Can't be bothered with restoring if there is a build difference.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Apple wouldn't do that. They would not release a different version to the public than the GM. They would first seed a new GM to developers and then that would be the final release. The GM will always be the public release, whether it be the first GM or the 50th. The GM has already been loaded onto the 5c's and 5s' in the factory so I don't forsee them releasing a new GM build.
     
  6. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    This is incorrect. At this point, even if a new GM build were created for widespread release Wednesday, all the new iPhones are running the current GM build. There would simply be an OTA update.
     
  7. spacehog371 macrumors regular

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    The build number has changed between the GM and public release before. That doesn't usually happen, but it definitely can.
     
  8. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    Just once since iOS 2.0 as I recall... and having a different GM build on the day of public release is NOT the same as having to restore the iPhone and start from scratch. That can't happen at this point. The new iPhones already have the current GM installed so an OTA update would have to be provided.
     
  9. jtfolden, Sep 16, 2013
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    Remind me again... what phones shipped with a GM of 4.2 where the customer had to completely erase/restore their phones to move up to another GM? Oh wait it never happened.

    Also, 4.2 GM was not released to the public, the actual public release was 4.2.1. Just FYI.
     
  10. Nermal, Sep 16, 2013
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    The purpose of the GM build is so that developers can test with the same version that is going out to the public. If the 5c and 5s had a different build then it would be on ADC for download.
     
  11. ionjohn, Sep 16, 2013
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    Says who? That's what I'm trying point out here, anyway, nevermind. I do hope the release will be different then the GM 'cause safari still crashes a lot on iPhone 5 and waiting for 7.0.1 would be a pain in the ass.
     
  12. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you honestly just stop and use Google for 2 seconds and you can see how often Apple releases a different GM when accompanying new hardware.

    Even when iOS 4.0 was released with a last minute change (the removal of Game Center) it "shipped" with the same iOS build # as the GM available to Devs so everyone could be updated OTA.
     
  13. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    'Cause it's 3 in the morning, I don't even understand what you say no more, I best be headin' to bed right?
     
  14. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    Probably so... we share the same time zone, at least.
     
  15. C DM, Sep 17, 2013
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    That is part of the point of the GM--it is the same build that is used to be loaded on new hardware and is released to partners and developers. That is in essence the definition of GM actually.
     
  16. ionjohn, Sep 17, 2013
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    You should go back to that wife and kids of yours too...
     
  17. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    That would certainly be a surprise for my boyfriend...
     
  18. Irit23 macrumors newbie

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    Ios 7 gm backup and update

    Hello

    My iphone 5 is update to IOS 7 GM and today the final version come out
    So i want to know that when i will update to the final version i be able to restore from the Icloud backup because the GM version is not works with the current itunes version.

    I would appreciate for your help
    Thank you very much
     
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    The GM is the final version. It won't let you update because you are already running it.
     
  21. Irit23 macrumors newbie

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    it's not the final version. the final version come out today
    the gm version i for the developer
     
  22. naasrd macrumors 6502

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    GM is the final version. The only difference is it is being made public today.
     
  23. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    The GM is the same version that is going to be released today. You just got it before because you're a developer.
     
  24. donjuan2009 macrumors member

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    GM=Final Version.


     

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