public release of ios7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by arranjenks, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. arranjenks macrumors member

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    I'm running the latest beta, and may not be around when the GM is released, so was wondering once the public version of ios7 is released, can i skip the GM and go straight from beta to public OTA?
     
  2. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  3. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Why cant you?
     
  4. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    You can't OTA upgrade from a beta version to the GM nor from a beta to the final release.
    You need iTunes.
     
  5. StuartMoore macrumors regular

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    So you can't OTA upgrade from Beta 6 to GM?
     
  6. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    No.
    You need a computer with iTunes.
     
  7. StuartMoore macrumors regular

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    I see.
     
  8. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    Wow - talk about repeating yourself so many times..
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    With this thread and the ten other threads asking exactly the same question here, you would think people would understand the answer by now and that the question wouldn't need to be answered multiple times.
     
  10. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    One would think that, yes.

    I am amazed at how many duplicate threads there are here and repeats. So much so I almost stopped visiting the iOS7 sub-forum.
     
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I'm not using the betas but just curious, is this actually not possible or is it something that Apple just never does?
     
  12. hobsgrg macrumors 6502

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    It would be possible but that doesn't mean it would be a good idea. Apple never does it and I doubt you'd find many companies that would do it
     
  13. prk60091 macrumors member

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    Says who? I updated From ios 6 beta to GM OTA and I have not seen nor read anything that would suggest that ios7 would be different
     
  14. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Any differences between...

    The gm release vs the public release?

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  15. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    No you didn't.

    You've never been able to update from beta to release channel OTA.

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    They are the same.
     
  16. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    The GM *is* the public release... whatever version released to the public *is* the GM version.
     
  17. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    You do not know what you are talking about.
     
  18. jjusmo macrumors regular

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    I didn't want to make another thread because my question is pretty simple;

    If I install the GM version on my phone when it comes out to developers, can I keep going up on the updates OTA when they come out like update to 7.1 ? Please quote me so I know I have gotten an answer :)
     
  19. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Yes. The GM is the same as the public release.
     
  20. jjusmo macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the really fast reply :D that's good to know, can't wait to install it tbh..I'm tired of the look of iOS6 but didn't want to install betas on my phone.
     
  21. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Unless Apple finds a last minute bug in the GM and has to release a newer version in the live release. But that has only happened once or twice before.
     
  22. DariusX macrumors regular

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    You need to stop saying this with 100% certainty, because it's not always the case.
     
  23. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It is, actually. Only twice has the first GM released not been the public release. And in those cases, they release a new, updated GM, which is the public release. In other words, the GM is always the public release.
     
  24. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Also, keep in mind that the GM is already flashed on the new iPhones. If there's a last minute problem with the GM we will get a 7.0.1 update on day one, not another GM. If the Sept. 20 release date is true, the GM has been done and locked for weeks.
     
  25. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    EXACTLY RIGHT. I don't know why some people are so dense on this subject all of a sudden. The GM is *always* the public release. That doesn't mean a GM will never be found defective prior to distribution and require a new GM build to be created nor does that action nullify the fact that the public release is always the GM. It's not rocket science. ;)
     

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