Nuance email to Developers Appears to Leak Sept. 10th Release Date for iOS 7
“As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th.”
…. Actually, Nuance, we weren’t officially aware of any such thing, but thanks for the tip. The Burlington, Massachusetts communications company behind the development of Siri just sent the following email to members of its NDEV Program–appearing to leak the release date of iOS 7 before Apple ever got the chance. The note goes on to state that Nuance’s SpeechKit 1.4.5 “works properly” with iOS 7.
If there’s one partner who you’d think likely to get insider info from Apple, it might be Nuance. After being confirmed as the brains behind Siri, it’s hard to imagine that they’re banking on a September 10th launch date for iOS 7 without very good reason.
For what it’s worth, the email has since been pulled by Nuance (or they are having coincidental server issues). There’s also discussion about their use of the term “iOS 7 GA.” Traditionally, “GM” (golden master) is used to denote the final release version of iOS, though “general availability” does seem to do the job just as well.
So, should we add the release of iOS 7 to the events anticipated for September 10th? It would indeed be a big day for Apple if they announce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, as well as going live with a new–radically altered–version of their mobile operating system… Excited? Now we just need to get a look at the official invitation!