Rumor: Leaked email states iOS 7 could be released on September 10

Someone needs to call the plumbers at Apple.

The email has since been pulled.

According to a new rumour from our ex staff writer Owen Williams, iOS 7 could be publically released on September 10th, ending the wait for the new and redesigned OS for iDevices.

Nuance, the company behind Siri, sent out an email that included a launch date stating:  “as you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA (General Availability) will be released on September 10th” and added that Nuance developers should ensure that the speech services for Siri work properly with the update before then.

The news of the email first appeared on Martin Pittenauer's Twitter account that linked to a screenshot of the email.

Historically the iOS update is usually released on iPhone day, with the Gold Master being made available a few hours later; and as Owen points out, it could also be their "one more thing" this year as well, making it available to consumers, as well as developers on the same day. 

In any case, the date coincides with previous rumors which claim that Apple is to hold a big event on that day heralding the launch of the new iPhone 5S and 5C.

The email which could also be viewed directly on Nuance's server has since been pulled.

Source: Owened | Image: Michael Pittenauer on Twitter

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Apple call it secret but actually it wants to know public reaction, yay or nay. wink wink...

Are you kidding? Apple rarely ever listens to its customers' feedback.

This was not really a secret. And by the way, what sort of reckless and irresponsible corporation gives developers less than two weeks' notice of the release date of a major revision to the core operating system on which their customers' apps run?

Timble said,
This was not really a secret. And by the way, what sort of reckless and irresponsible corporation gives developers less than two weeks' notice of the release date of a major revision to the core operating system on which their customers' apps run?

They could have just changed released to announced and this could have been avoided. I don't thinking they were trying to say ios7 was going to the public though. Not clear really though because the email looks like it was sent out to a Dev community which would make more sense.

Timble said,
And by the way, what sort of reckless and irresponsible corporation gives developers less than two weeks' notice of the release date of a major revision to the core operating system on which their customers' apps run?

Apple supplied developers with a steady stream of iOS 7 betas since June 10, 2013. One would think that's enough time to prepare. Looking at the past it's a given that iOS 7 would debut with the next generation of iPhones.

I agree - that is enough time to prepare. And yes, we do know the date anyway of course. But should developers *have* to guess release dates based on Apple's previous tendencies? Apple have known this 10 September date for months; they will even have made firm bookings with the conference centre etc for the announcement. So they ought to have come clean back in June and just announced the date so everyone knows where they are.