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Apple Confirms iOS 7 to Launch September 18

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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