Apple made an announcement during the first half of the iPhone media event that iOS 7 will be officially released on September 18th. As the iPhone media event wraps up, Apple has proceeded to seed iOS 7 golden master (GM) to developers. Download links are provided below.
In case you don't know, Golden Master is likely going to be the final build of iOS 7 before it goes into primetime. Unless major bugs and issues have been found in the GM version, iOS 7 GM will be the very same build that will ship with the new iPhones. This version will be it, the one that's ready for public consumption.
With iOS 7, Apple has gone through six beta versions. iOS 7 beta 1 released right after the June 10th WWDC 2013 keynote, iOS 7 beta 2 on June 24th, iOS 7 beta 3 on July 8th, iOS 7 beta 4 on July 29th, iOS 7 beta 5 on August 6th, and iOS 7 beta 6 on Aug 16th.
For iOS 7 GM, you won't be able to update via OTA from the previous betas. You can download the firmware below if you are a registered developer:
- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation)