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iOS 7 Release Date Rumors: Sept. 10 Event for iPhone 5S Launch, Says E-Mail to App Developer

  • Michael Briggs , Design & Trend Staff Writer
  • Aug, 29, 2013, 12:40 PM
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook introduces iOS7 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam)
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook introduces iOS7 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam)

 

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The iPhone 5S will be launched alongside iOS 7 at an Apple press conference on Sept. 10, according to various reports.

A new report by app developer Owen Wilson has given more credibility to the release of iOS 7 on the 10th, as the developer posted an image of an e-mail he recently received that announced the release of iOS 7 on the 10th.

"Dear NDEV Developer," it reads. 

"As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th. The NDEV Program has pre-qualified that SPeechKit 1.4.5 works properly on iOS 7, but we encourage you to conduct your own testing to ensure that when the upgrade happens, your Nuance speech services continue to work seamlessly...," an excerpt from the e-mail said.

Nuance is behind Siri, so there is a good deal of credibility with this e-mail. Stay tuned as the rumored date draws closer.

Will the next iPads debut this fall, as well?

With the most recent rumors involving the iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C pointing to a Sept. 10 launch, it is possible Apple may decide to unveil the next iPads this fall as well, according to the StableyTimes' Phil Moore. Previous rumors involving the tablets suggested that while the iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 could have been released as early as July, Apple may have decided to wait to release them until the debut of iOS 7. A potential reason for the delay is that consumers would find it much easier to buy an iPad already pre-installed with iOS 7 than having to do the upgrade themselves.

Other rumors suggest that an iPad 5 delay was holding back the release of the second-generation Mini since Apple does not want to unveil either the iPad Mini 2 or the iPad 5 until they were both ready for an official reveal. 

But could the iPhone 6 also debut this fall? While its unlikely Apple would decide against spacing out the releases of the iPhone 5S, 5C and the 6, Apple's decision to release a 5S and a 5C around the same time demonstates a willingness to stray from past release date schedules. 

Regardless, it sure looks like a colossal fall for the tech giant.

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