While Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone(s) on September 10, it
appears that the next iteration of the company's mobile OS, iOS 7 would
also be released to public on the same day.
According to an email sent
by Nuance to its developers, iOS 7 GA (General Availability) will be
released on September 10. It asked developers using its API to conduct
testing to ensure that their services work on iOS 7 even though its
SpeechKit 1.4.5 is pre-qualified to work properly on iOS 7. Nuance is
the voice recognition focused company which has also worked on Siri,
Apple's intelligent voice assistant. This information was first
It's possible that Nuance could have made an error
and that it intended to inform developers that the OS' Gold Master
version was being released on September 10. It's rare that any entity
outside Apple gets detailed information about the iOS release plans.
However Nuance is closely associated with Apple, so it's possible that
the company is aware of the date.
Typically, Apple seeds the Gold
Master or final developer version of iOS on the day it announces the
iPhones. This enables them to test their apps with the final build of
the OS before it's seeded to the public. It then releases the OS before
the iPhone hits the market.
If the date of the general
availability of the OS is indeed September 10, then Apple would probably
seed the Gold Master release of iOS 7 to developers within a few days.
worth pointing out that the September 10 date for Apple's iPhone event
has been derived from rumours and the company has not sent invitations
or announced an event officially, yet, though it typically sends out
official invitations only a week before the actual event.
also not clear if the OS would only hit iPhones, with an iPad release
scheduled for a later date, as indicated by some