The iOS 7 Gold Master countdown has already begun as we move ever closer to the fall, some people think the Gold Master could come a lot sooner thanks to the speed of betas compared to last year with iOS 6.
However, iOS 7 public release will still be in September and likely a couple of days before the next iPhone hits a release date to stop server issues. There is no way Apple will launch both of their products on the same day, as we know how bogged down their servers get.
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We still expect to see the next iPhone released on September 20, which is a Friday, and iOS 7 final release on September 18th, which is a Wednesday. However, because this will be a few days before the start of the fall, Apple could move the release of both back a week, in order to be in line with what Tim Cook had said about no big releases until the fall.
If we are correct about these dates, then the iOS 7 Gold Master could be launched at the start of September, as this will follow the same pattern as iOS 6 GM last year, albeit a little earlier.
In the meantime we urge readers to share their experiences with iOS 7 beta 4, and tell us any issues you are having with it. There is speculation that there will be two more beta releases before iOS 7 GM, which would give Apple a two week grace after the beta 6 release.