iOS 8 Relase Date

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iOS 8 Release Date

  1. Monday, September 15th

    12 vote(s)
    19.7%
  2. Tuesday, September 16th

    13 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. Wednesday, September 17th

    30 vote(s)
    49.2%
  4. Other Date (specify below)

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. valleian macrumors regular

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    Now that a pretty solid rumor has come out about the iPhone 6 Event (Sept. 9th), and it's also been rumored that we could get our hands on an iPhone 6 on September 19th. These rumors are in line with the past two iPhone unveiling events, so with that down, is it safe to assume that we could safely predict iOS 8 release date. I feel it's safe to assume the 3rd week of September: 15th, 16th, and 17th. Share what you think will happen below.
     
  2. alezano macrumors member

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    I think either tuesday or wednesday. Since i have to choose, I do say wednesday 17 ;)
     
  3. kryptonkid07 macrumors regular

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    Am I remembering incorrectly that the new iOS is available almost immediately after the event? Maybe I am. For some reason I felt like I've been able to mess with the final version of iOS for the time until the new phone came out. But I've been downloading at the very least the GM versions of iOS since iOS 6, so I'm probably confusing that.
     
  4. valleian thread starter macrumors regular

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    The GM is realsed to devs the day of the event, so it will almost definitely be released the 9th. Usually employees/carriers get it around a week before the event. So perhaps 4th for them. The official release will most likely be one of the days mentioned in the poll. Anything is possible though, just unlikely.
     
  5. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    A bit off topic but I read on here somewhere that we CANNOT update from a beta to a GM, is that correct?
     
  6. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    In the past, this has been the case with every version of iOS.
     
  7. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    You're probably wondering "what a stupid question".

    It's my first year running beta's!
     
  8. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a bad question, especially if this is your first time on the beta.

    Back to topic, I'm going to say a few days or so after the announcement of the new iPhone. It won't be the same day of the release for the iPhone 6, but will be shortly before it.
     
  9. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Not at all. You asked a legit question, so I gave you a legit answer. Now if you asked a trollish question, you would have gotten a trollish response. :p
     
  10. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Thanks.

    Yes, back to the topic, I'm gonna say iOS 8 GM seeded to developers after the event and the GM to the public, like you said, shortly after.
     
  11. alezano macrumors member

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    Last year was it a 8 day gap between GM and public, or am I wrong?
     
  12. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Devs will probably have the GM in their hands either the 9th or the 10th of September, and the consumers should get it just before the new iPhone is released. I'd expect to see the consumers get it either the 16th or 17th since the new iPhone will be released on the 19th.

    Last year iOS 7 went GM after the keynote on 9/10, public on 9/18 and the 5s came out 9/20. It would make sense to have the keynote on the 9th along with the GM, public release on the 17th and iPhone 6 on 9/19. I wish those rumors were true that it was being pushed back about a month to October, so I guess to upgrade I'll have to start another line.

    Back onto the topic of iOS 8, I wonder if the GM will require a registered UDID or not. I tried iOS 6 GM on my iPhone 4 back when and it worked great. I hope 8 is the same way so I can finally start using the Continuity features.
     
  13. alezano macrumors member

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    If you managed to wait for over 3 months, than what's the problem in waiting another week? :D
     
  14. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I gotta try it! Lol. Plus I like to test drive it since the GM is the gonna be the final release anyway to see if there are any major bugs before the public release. If there are, I can switch back to 7 while its still signed and wait for 8 to be ironed out. Once 8 goes public though, 7 will no longer be signed.
     
  15. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It probably will be signed for a bit. They are signing 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 right now.
     
  16. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Damn 7.1.1 is still signed?! Wow! Well in the past when a new iOS comes out, that is like iOS 5, 6, 7, they stopped signing the previous version. Imagine how many people would still be on 6 if Apple kept signing it a month after launch.
     
  17. valleian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, Sept. 10, 2013: iPhone 5s/5c Event...Sept. 18, 2013: iOS 7 official release.
     
  18. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't expecting the phone to be release until the week of the 21st. Isn't the week of the 14th a little too early?
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    A little to early in relation to what or in what sense?
     
  20. valleian thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you mean too early Apple to amass enough iPhones, my answer is, no it isn't too early, iPhone 6 is in production right now. Also, I really wonder what Apple could do with an extra week of production. This phone is going to be hot, no matter if it's released on the week of the 14th or the 21st, it's going to sell out around the world quite fast.
     
  21. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    the week after the annoucement
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, seems like last year it was the week following the announcement pretty much. Although most of the speculation here is about iOS and not as much about the iPhone.
     

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