iOS 7 (three-up, Photos, Camera, Weather)

Apple is shooting to release a Gold Master build of iOS 7 to developers by September 10, if BGR is to be trusted. Gold Master refers to a final version of software that’s ready for release to manufacturing – it’s usually the same build as the version that comes factory preloaded on latest devices.

The publication reports that Apple will make a final Gold Master build available to its employees and carrier partners five days early, on September 5. More tidbits right below…

BGR also learned from its sources that Apple is gearing up to seed iOS 7 Beta 6 sometime next week.

Our sources have not confirmed which day, though Monday makes the most sense as it has been the typical release day in the past.

The Gold Master seed set for release to carriers around September 5 should be the software that will get released to the public later on in the month of September, “barring any major bugs or problems that might be discovered,” BGR notes.

While BGR has a mixed track record, the blog correctly pinpointed the iOS 7 Beta 3 release date and looks to be on track concerning Apple’s iOS 7 schedule.

Apple is slated to hold a media event on September 10 to likely announce the iPhone 5S and 5C and it’s fitting to release the GM build that same day. Both phones are expected to run iOS 7 out of  the box.

The revamped mobile operating system will run fine on older devices, too.

  • Trevor Salmon

    Come on Apple, PLEASE make the quick reply available in the GM!

    • Mr. E

      I doubt it because if there are any bugs with the feature it will be too late to fix them

      • dpacemaker

        If they were to make it a feature they could release it with Beta 6, and get sufficient testing before GM. What I think is more likely is that if it is a feature they are testing it in house only and will be exclusive to the 5S. It could be the software feature exclusive, if the fingerprint sensor is a no go. I also noticed that on the lockscreen you can swipe the opposite way of unlocking. It allows you to pull and it springs back, I thought it could be possible that widget pages were coming to the lockscreen. Why else would they have the lockscreen do that? Of course these are all hopes and dreams.

    • Gorgonphone

      Pleas make IOS7 look less lame lol i lnow u want just asking tho

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      Don’t worry. That’ll be in iOS 8.

  • MHCsk

    That’s obvious, because they are introducing new iPhone(s). It would be kinda illogical to release it with “old” iOS.

    • Milad Khahil

      So it’s illogical for Samsung to release any phone without the latest android ….

      • ✘✘Aineel Nocum

        well Apple never did that..

  • rasengan720 .

    please apple make iphone 5c more cheaper… atleast i $200 range..

  • Linton Findlay

    all i need from ios7 to stop jailbreaking is typestatus, messages+, statustab and swipe selection. come on apple!

    • Melan

      and also AppLocker

    • blastingbigairs

      Don’t forget TetherMe, Moviebox, and Musicbox 🙂

      • Burge

        Tethering is down to your carrier it’s not upto apple .so no jailbreak is needed for that

      • blastingbigairs

        Well yea…..I was simply throwing out some of my favorite JB apps that I cannot do without. I will not be updating to IOS7 w/o a JB.

  • Mr. E

    I’d rather not trust BGR.

  • Sameera Wijerathne

    Please add 3G and Data toggles in control center……….

  • David Gitman

    Comon apple Give iphone 4 blurried layers in GM!

    • ::/DeltaStylez::

      That is what I miss to ..

      • David Gitman

        I really hope they wont leave the device

  • JS3

    i wish Cody and anyone else for that matter stop calling it the iphone 5c! like really, if you believe that “apple” out all company’s would call there phone that?? no chance in hell sorry!!

    • Marcus Daniel Houser

      Do you have any info to back that story up, as far as the name goes, 5c is the name everyone knows it as. Unless I am missing something.

  • Kanwarpal Singh

    I’m having ios 7 beta 5 on my iphone 4s without UDID.. So when the final version of ios 7 will be released, will I be able to update to it without any difficulty or I will have to downgrade back to ios 6.1.3 before the gold version of ios 7……. Please help!

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      You won’t be able to update to GM via O.T.A. I wasn’t able to with iOS 6, so I’m assuming that it’ll be the same for iOS 7. Luckily, I’m registered this year.

      • Question

        So does that mean i’ll have to plug it through my computer and update?

      • ɑղժɾҽա

        Yeah. Just download the GM from dev center and update it through iTunes. The GM version doesn’t require UDID check.

      • Kanwarpal Singh

        How you was able to recover with ios 6 when it was not updated via OTA; And what should I do now?

    • Matthew

      Apparently you can’t update to the GM OTA without UDID registered. So just update through iTunes. The GM doesn’t check if your UDID is registered.

  • Alvaro Estrada

    Will it be able for the ipod touch 4g

    • Question


  • Dr. Joseph S. Curcio

    The Jailbreak will be right there. The stars are in the correct position.

  • Why not a close all apps at once button, in multitasking? Quick reply for IM; a lockscreen that stays on so the clock is viewable in the dock, or a large readable clock in notification center. Maybe continuing the downward swipe in NC draws down a large version of the menu bar clock.

  • William Smith

    What happened to facebook integration in ios 7?