Monday, August 26, 2013, 06:39 pm PT (09:39 pm ET)
Apple may release iOS 7 on Sept. 10, according to Nuance emailAn email sent to developers from speech recognition software company Nuance on Monday suggests iOS 7 could be available to the public on Sept. 10, the same day Apple is widely expected to announce its next-generation iPhone.
The email, posted to the Web by Owened (via The Verge), is seemingly meant for members of Nuance's NDEV Program who are using SpeechKit 1.4.5 speech services.
Technology from Nuance was recently confirmed to be part of the Siri voice-recognizing assistant, meaning the company works closely with Apple and could be privy to upcoming launch information.
There is, however, some confusion over the email's use of iOS 7 "GA," which means general availability, a term often confused with "GM," or golden master. Traditionally, Apple has released GM versions of iOS to developers alongside a new iPhone's release, with the GA rolling out a week later.
Apple is expected to announce both a next-generation "iPhone 5S" and a lower-cost "iPhone 5C" at a special event on Sept. 10.
On Topic: iPhone
- Purported 'iPhone 6' render shows sub-1mm rear camera lens protrusion
- Photos of supposed fully assembled 'iPhone 6' chassis surface
- Microscopic analysis, iOS 8 code point to new 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display resolutions
- Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may include faster 150Mbps LTE Advanced modem
- Sprint's new family plan brings doubles data, lures in users with low pricing