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Apple Confirms iOS 7 to Launch September 18

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

iOS 7 finally has a release date.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on stage in Cupertino right now, and while the tech industry was eager for the big news of the day, Apple first took care of the slightly more boring task that is updates. This includes updates on iTunes, iOS, retail stores and other Apple products.

Apple first debuted iOS 7 way back in June, at WWDC, but the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is about to hit general release. Senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple, Craig Federighi, announced that iOS 7 will be released on September 18, which is next Wednesday. We wouldn’t be surprised if the new iPhone launched a couple of days later, on Friday, September 20.

iOS 7 features iTunes Radio, Control Center, Notification Center, improved camera and photo applications, AirDrop for iOS, improved multitasking, a new version of Safari, a revamped version of Siri, and more. It is compatible with Phone 4 and up, iPad 2 and up, iPad mini, and the 5th generation iPod touch.

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    Darkk , September 10, 2013 10:35 AM
    Ever notice the wallpaper looks like the one found on Droid devices? Keep it original Apple!
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    SR-71 Blackbird , September 10, 2013 10:49 AM
    Android is far beyond retooled apple products.
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    IndignantSkeptic , September 10, 2013 2:01 PM
    I just want Safari to be able to have more than just 8 windows open simultaneously.
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    ssdpro , September 10, 2013 3:32 PM
    The iPhone 4s is the 2nd most popular phone in my grandma's community home. Corded phones with those extra large buttons still take 1st.
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    meowmix44 , September 10, 2013 3:38 PM
    Out of all my hate for Apple, this is the only thing I appreciate from them. I installed it on an iPhone 5(I happily dont own it) and it was AMAZING! Beta 2, all the way up to 5.
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    SR-71 Blackbird , September 10, 2013 3:40 PM
    What are the new features?

    Different colors and sizes , very innovative.
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    house70 , September 10, 2013 4:50 PM
    A bit to read and a great eye opener:
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/22784/apps-only-on-android
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    meowmix44 , September 10, 2013 5:32 PM
    Out of all my hate for Apple, this is the only thing I appreciate from them. I installed it on an iPhone 5(I happily dont own it) and it was AMAZING! Beta 2, all the way up to 5.