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iOS 7 will launch on September 10th according to Nuance email

iOS 7, Apple's next mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, will launch on September 10th, according to a leaked developer email from Nuance

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Email screenshot courtesy of Owen Williams (owned.co.nz)

Apple will launch iOS 7 on the same day as its rumoured event on September 10th, according to a leaked developer email from Nuance.

The email, which informs developers of an update to Nuance’s SpeechKit API which is compatible with iOS 7, suggests that Apple will launch its next mobile operating system early next month:

As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th.

The phrasing here is interesting as it refers to a GA (General Availability) and not a GM (Golden Master). Typically, Apple has released the Golden Master (a final beta of unreleased software that’s typically unchanged for the final public release) on the same day as its special event announcing the iPhone. This year, the date is rumoured to be 10th September, so if Apple were to release iOS 7 publicly on the 10th, it would see the Cupertino company running a little earlier than usual.

There’s a few possible interpretations here; Nuance’s email could simply contain a typo (GA and GM are sort-of close), it could have its facts wrong or it could know something we don’t. Nuance is known to provide the voice recognition technology behind Siri, so its ties with Apple are quite strong. That said, it’s rare to see a company outside of Apple have such specific knowledge of software launch dates.

Whatever happens, we’re still betting on seeing iOS 7 announced on September 10th, alongside a new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, it just might not be the full, public release.

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