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  1. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Apple edited the iOS 6 preview page

    http://www.apple.com/sg/ios/ios6/

    Now it says "Coming this Autumn" instead of "Coming this fall"

    Another evidence towards September release?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Autumn is just another word for fall, so there's no difference between the two
     
  3. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    Depends which Country you're in, still says Fall on the US site. Says Autumn on UK site.
     
  4. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    The words "Autumn" and "Fall" are synonyms for the quarter of the year starting at the Autumnal Equinox and ending at the Winter Solstice. As both of these relate to the Earth's position around the sun, it doesn't matter what country you are in. They are, indeed, exactly the same thing (late September through late December).
     
  5. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Unless you're in the southern hemisphere.
     
  6. Zach Vega macrumors regular

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    No. Fall and autumn are the synonyms. Just a matter of personal preference.
     
  7. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    And if you're in Australia, it says.. ? "soon!" ? :confused:
     
  8. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    The southern and northern hemispheres should most definitely be at the same location around the sun. If not, we'd be having a very different conversation.

    Local temperatures and prevailing weather differ across the equator for a given time of year, so calling something 'winter' above doesn't describe reality below. But if we recognize that we are now a connected world, regardless of what I've got going on in my corner of it, I need to adapt to the speaker's message if I'm to get the intent out of it. Apple, in California, says 'Autumn' or 'Fall', those mean the same thing, and they mean October through December on the gregorian calendar.
     
  9. pmz, Aug 11, 2012
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    Technically that's not correct. iOS 6 is going to be released this summer. iPhone on sale date is all but confirmed as Sept. 21, which means iOS 6 will land the day before or early the day of.

    This year Fall starts on September 22nd.

    Of course it's only early by a day or two so it makes more sense to say coming this fall rather than coming this summer, but still it will be out in the summer.
     
  10. rctlr macrumors 6502a

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    That's IF the iPhone 5 (or whatever they are going to call it) is released for sale on the 21st September, remember this is all rumour.
    Thats the british spelling, as I'm british.
     
  11. GenesisST macrumors 68000

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    March 2013 for aussies! :D
     
  12. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Just as long as don't have to wait for the trees to turn bright red then shed their leaves.
     
  13. vaidyaso macrumors newbie

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    Seems to be correct , in Australia it says 'coming in spring' :) which starts in September .... Yay !!!
     
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  15. el3ktro, Aug 12, 2012
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    When it's fall/autumn in the northern hemisphere, it's spring on the southern hemisphere.

    That's why the Australian Apple site is stating that iOS 6 will be released "this spring". http://www.apple.com/au/ios/ios6/
     
  16. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I was alluding to the fact if it's autumn in the northern hemisphere its spring in the southern but sure, I can be stupid if you want me to be :)
     
  17. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    You are definitely not stupid. For one thing, you're a fan of Apple products, right? :p

    I tend to ramble on whenever astronomy, chemistry, math, or nuclear physics comes up.
     
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    Mod note

    A reminder that the Forum Rules state:
    Corrections. There is no need to point out another poster's spelling or grammatical errors unless you think it is causing confusion. Remember that not all members are native English speakers. Communication, not correctness, is our goal. Examples: Don't correct members who spell Mac in all caps or who call the iPod touch an iTouch.​

    Posts in violation of this rule, and all responses, were removed.

    Now let's get back on track... Thanks.
     
  19. Uguubot macrumors member

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    I've always thought it was crazy that it's winter down south when it's summer up here.

    Either way, to OP, you're thinking too hard. Regional differences, nobody in the US (Minnesota, anyways) calls it "Autumn". But autumn is just another word for fall.
     

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