When will iOS 7 be publicly available?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by sixstrings03, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. sixstrings03 macrumors regular

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    Haven't found consensus on here on when iOS7 will be available publicly... I'm not a developer.

    Apologies if this is somewhere else here.

    I'm guessing:
    Sept 10th - GM released
    Sept 13th - Public & iPhone pre-orders
    Sept 20th - iPhones on sale?

    I've got the 5 and won't be upgrading until the 6.

    cheers!
     
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    Your predictions sound as likely as anything else.
     
  4. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    I like your timeline. The Sept. 10 GM is almost a certainty.
     
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    Do you mind if I hold you "accountable" to that? ;) I am gonna be on the lookout for the words "GM....Sept 10..today.." when they are talking about iOS 7 on Tuesday.

    (Meanwhile thinking/hoping for the words "Available to download....TODAY")
     
  6. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    GM should be released Tuesday afternoon. I would say the public release of iOS 7 will be the day iPhone 5S goes on sale or very close to it/after it. I think that is what happened with iOS 6 last year if I remember correctly.
     
  7. sixstrings03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    on sale or preorder?
     
  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Over the last few years, it was a couple days before the iPhone went on sale. So if your guess dates are right, iOS 7 would go live on Sept 18.
     
  9. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Sale. Here's a good estimate based on previous years:

    September 10th - iOS 7 GM released to developers
    Sometime in here, new iPhones are available for preorder
    September 17th - iOS 7 released to the public
    September 19/20th - iPhone 5S/5C go on sale.
     
  10. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    The GM can be installed by someone who's udid is not registered correct? I am not asking if it it's right to do, I'm asking if it it will activate afterwards when the phone is not registered.
     
  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    The GM is the same as the public release, it does not do any sort of activation check of UDIDs.
     
  12. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    That's been possible with the GM's of the previous releases, so it's probably possible with the iOS 7 GM as well.
     
  13. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

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    You guys think iPad's iOS GM version is ready for tomorrow?
     
  14. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Doubtful, but you never know.

    From everything we've heard, and the fact that the first iPad beta wasn't released until the second iPhone beta, I'd say it's likely that the iPad iOS 7 release won't be until later this fall, when they introduce the new hardware.

    No one really knows until tomorrow, though.
     
  15. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

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    It will be big disappointment if that is the case. I mean, it will be very awkward in Apple store seeing iPhone with iOS 7 and iPads still with iOS 6
     
  16. CaTOAGU macrumors 6502

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    It's hard to say, although the iPad beta started a couple of weeks after the iPhone, there've also been no more releases since Beta 6, which is the same as the iPhone. If they were having problems and were considering a delayed release it's seems odd that they have not been seeding more Betas for the iPad, to keep the development process going.

    Stability wise the Beta 6 release is pretty flawless on my iPad, there are a couple of crashes that occur in Mail and contacts, that are reproducible but they don't seem particularly onerous. It's UI is as smooth as can be expected for Beta code. Remember there's a debugger running as well as beta specific debug code. Neither will be part of the GM version.

    The real test though is if the API's are behaving as expected, that's what the Beta program is really for, and only the registered developers and Apple know the answer to that. As far as I can see, there's no real impediment to a GM release for the iPad tomorrow. I guess we'll see very soon though.
     
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    That's a great forecast. I hope it's pretty accurate since we need to deploy our iOS7 update :D
     
  18. sixstrings03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If this is the case, how would I be able to get the GM prior to the public release? I have a developer account (free) that I'd registered as a curiosity a year ago.
     
  19. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Not allowed to ask how to get pre-released software here.
     
  20. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Yes but that does not mean it is "released to the public". AKA available as an OTA update to everyone who has an iPhone.

    The only download links the day it is released is thru the developer portal
     
  21. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The GM will just be available from Apple for paid developers. We aren't allowed to give links, but just google, you'll find plenty.
     
  22. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yes, I know. Tomorrow the GM is released to developers. The public release will be next week. I was merely answering his question as to whether it could be installed without a registered UDID. I did not say he'd be able to get it, just that it was theoretically possible.
     
  23. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You can't get it with the free developer account. You need the paid $99 developer account.
     
  24. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    It will go on sale september 19th for 9.99 or be free with a new iPhone
     
  25. stridemat Moderator

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    Any rumours / sources to back this up? I follow Apple news a lot and this has not been reported anywhere. Thus I'm calling this phoney.
     

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