BGR is reporting that Apple is preparing to release the final beta release of iOS 7, beta 6, sometime next week followed by a final Gold Master release ahead of Apple’s expected September 10th iPhone event. It’s not exactly that surprising, as next week would mark two weeks from the release of beta 5, and Apple was on a two week schedule prior to the Developer Center outages. BGR is also claiming that Apple plans to seed a final GM version of the software on September 5th to employees and partners and release it to developers after the event early next month:

After iOS 7 beta 6, Apple will be seeding a GM (gold master) version for its employees and partners to test starting around September 5th. This will mostly likely be the software that is released to the public later on in the month of September, barring any major bugs or problems that might be discovered… After Apple and its partners are comfortable with the gold master build, the company will release it to developers on September 10th, the day of the company’s iPhone event.

It’s not hard to predict that a GM is just around the corner, as Apple would clearly want to have it ready for its September 10th iPhone event. BGR doesn’t provide a specific source of the information, but a release of the final iOS 7 version on September 10th to developers is a given if Apple continues in the tradition of years past.

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6 Responses to “Report: Apple releasing iOS 7 GM on Sept. 5 to employees/carriers, developers on Sept. 10”

  1. Am I the only one that is having serious problems with iOS 7 still? I’m on a GSM iPhone 5 with beta 5. Several apps don’t work, including Apple’s own “Find my iPhone”. Menu bars and status bars don’t load properly within apps like music and iTunes. They need to have a massive update before GM. After the whole Maps publicity rapture, I don’t see them shipping a glitchy system. I can only imagine the 4/4S are having the same amount if not more performance issues. iOS 7 It’s nowhere near prime time.


    • mkimid says:

      If you have installed Beta 5 using OTA, I recommend to install Beta 5 again in Restore mode,

      First, backup uisng iCloud or iTunes
      Second, full restore using iTunes
      Third, restore your back up from iCloud or iTunes

      BUT, still have some problem with the old apps even some games which working well in iOS 6.
      Actually, it is an critical problem yet, mostly, it making an memory error.

      Most of problems which made with Native Apps, due to the problem of OTA,


    • smub99 says:

      Beta 5 ironed out a lot of bugs for me, now able to use it as my daily runner on iPhone 4S as its very stable and fluid. There are still some apps that are buggy, but that will be more down to the devs updating the apps as oppose to the OS. Maybe you have a problematic install; I would do a restore and see if that helps.


  2. mkimid says:

    Apple will release GM version on the annoucned date of iPhone, and become public with the new machine. between Final Beta and GM, Apple has spent 5-6 weeks (iOS 6/5/4/3 – 5/5/6/5 weeks).
    (till iOS 2 has the difference style of Beta release dates, there is no GM, they just release as Beta 8 before 2 weeks of release the final version, Beta 7 before 5 weeks.)

    If Apple release BETA 6 on Aug 26th week, it means Apple’s working process has been changed to the older process in 2008. it is too doubtable situation. becuase of working process of company can not be changed easily. Maybe they just got too much pressure from the market request and customer.

    If just follow the their lates working process, they need 4-5 weeks, it means, there is no more beta and, just GM on Sep 10. and, We will have iOS 7.0.1 on early OCT (just before iPad).

    Actually, to anounce GM on SEP 5, it is too short time interval to finalize their internal process (if they have Beta 6 plan). Before they release OS, Apple should finish the huge internal (production, operation, quality, engineering) process to release.

    Anyway, we will know all next week ^^


  3. stevantheone says:

    Apple just released the beta 6. 16.5MB OTA