You can do OTA as well
The Public Release should appear as an update to your beta version. In which case you can just connect to iTunes and restore your phone or just update it with iOS 7.
Some people have suggested that updating to GA from beta or fresh install then restoring from backup might result in ur device not being as fast as others due to residual old corrupt files from the beta . Is that the case? If it is , well, that's unfortunate because my backups have been ios 7 since about a few months, and my last ios 6 backup, if it still exists, will be woefully out of date. Any thoughts?
This is in the developer notes
"Registered development devices will be able to upgrade to future beta releases and the final iOS software."
But as stated, there's no guarantee it will be OTA.
You can upgrade sure, but not OTA. It wil involve downloading the IPSW and updating in iTunes.
That's the way it's always been. Was the same for iOS 5 and 6.
Wow, you clearly don't know what you're talking about. Stop giving false information please
God! Phew! I thought that was just me. Constant force quite in Safari on my MacBook.
Excuse me? The information I gave was entirely factual. Consider yourself reported.
The public release will not appear as an update to the beta. You will need to download the .ipsw and update using iTunes.