The Verge reports that Apple may release iOS 7 on September 10, the same day as the media event where it is widely expected to unveil the new iPhones.
The Verge has come to this conclusion based on an email that a developer has received from Nuance, the company whose voice recognition technology powers Siri.
From The Verge:
Today, a developer named Owen Williams received an email indicating that iOS 7 would be released to the general public on the 10th, giving non-developers their first peek at the controversial operating system. The email comes from Nuance, best known as the company behind Siri, which works closely enough with Apple to know the date in advance.
The news could also indicate that the release date of the new iPhones will come much closer to the September 10th event itself. Apple could even opt for a day-of release, a move the company has executed successfully with other products, but never attempted with the iPhone.
I think The Verge has misinterpreted the email, it seems to suggest iOS 7 golden master build will be seeded to developers on September 10, and not to the public. It also seems highly unlikely that Nuance would have any information about Apple’s release plans.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, based on last year’s release schedule, Apple is likely to release iOS 7 to the public on September 18th, followed by the launch of the new iPhones on September 20.
Rumors have also indicated that Apple will start seeding iOS 7 golden master build to internal groups and carrier partners from September 5th, and release it to developers on September 10th.
[Via The Verge]