After the end of Apple’s jam packed media event, Apple released the final GM builds of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4.

Apple has been testing the latest versions of their flagship operating systems since WWDC in June. The GM, or Gold Master, build is the final build delivered to developers and testers before being released to the pubic. This is what developers can test on to be sure their apps are ready and operating correctly.

All four of Apple’s major updates will be available next Tuesday, September 19th. Just before the release of the new iPhone’s, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

iOS 11

iOS 11 is a huge update for iPhones and iPads. Included is a new File app, a host of new HomeKit features, customizable Control Center, redesigned lock screen functionality, several pro features for iPad, and so much more.

watchOS 4

watchOS 4 brings a whole new workout app, redesigned dock, new animated watch faces and complications, and much more.

macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra is one of the largest updates ever for Mac, though much of it is under the hood. It gains notable improvements like Metal 2, support for the Apple File system, virtual reality support, and updates to your favorite Apple apps.

tvOS 11

tvOS 11 includes on a few new features like automatic dark mode switching based on time of day, and Home screen sync with your other Apple TVs.

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    How to download MacOS HS GM without dev ac?

    • therealjjohnson

      the beta is public. Don’t need a dev account.

  • iKrishnan
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  • Fanboy 

    Man I always wait the few days to get the new iPhone to use the new iOS software, but seeing as how the X doesn’t ship until November I think I’m going to install this tonight lol.

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      iPhone X has the worst design ever. It should be called iPhone P, P for Potty.

      • Fanboy 

        I’m glad you feel that way, one less person in line. I will personally be getting it.

      • f0llows_you

        Haha.. humorous reply.

      • Thomas

        Haha Abhinav got roasted lol
        And I agree, I’m downloading iOS 11 right now as i can’t wait till Nov 3 for iOS 11 with the iX

  • Kenneth Delgado

    If this is the Gold Master release, why do you I still see the Feedback app?

    • RubberDuckZilla

      Because you have to remove the dev profile if you have it installed.

      • Kenneth Delgado

        And, just restart the device?

      • RubberDuckZilla

        did’t have to but i did. I did a hard restart, i’m on a 7+ so it’s the lock button and volume down button.

  • TwinSon

    I can just remove the beta profile after and it’ll be fine right?

  • Ds

    That is one thing I never understood. If you release the GM edition, why not just release it for everyone rather than waiting a week to push it out for everyone else? Or am I missing something?

    • It’s in case a critical bug appears in the GM, it’s the last line of defence before unleashing it on the world.

    • Andrew O’Hara

      The GM is for developers. Basically saying “hey, this is the code we are releasing next week. We are done making changes. Double check your apps, then submit them ahead of the release next week”

  • Sebastián Junca 

    Well after installing the GM I still see a lag when using the 3d touch on an app icon. I’m using a 7+ has anyone else notice this?