An email apparently sent by speech-recognition software developer, Nuance, to its developers may confirm that iOS 7 will be released on 10 September.
According to The Verge, ‘a developer named Owen Williams received an email indicating that iOS 7 would be released to the general public on the 10th, giving non-developers their first peek at the controversial operating system. The email comes from Nuance, which works closely enough with Apple to know the date in advance.’
That would seem to corroborate a story posted two two weeks ago by AllThingsD in which it said that Apple would hold a launch event for new iPhones on 10 September.
As The Verge points out, however, making iOS 7 available on the day new iPhones are announced would mark a significant departure for Apple. In the past, iPhones have been announced and shipped a couple of weeks later. The iOS update is normally made available long after the announcement, too.
The Nuance email refers to ‘iOS 7 GA’ which would normally mean ‘general availability.’ But it may be a typo and instead refer to the GM, or ‘gold master,’ the final beta release.