It's official; Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 will be released no later than October 18 in all parts of the world. With international time zone differences, 12:00 a.m. in New Zealand means that North Americans will see the release at 4:00 a.m. pacific and 7:00 a.m. eastern on October 17.
Microsoft also confirmed that Windows 8.1 will also be appearing at retail and on new devices on that very same day.
Want to know more on what to expect from this next version of Windows? Check out our Windows 8.1 preview in pictures here.