Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 7 may be launched to the public on September 10, claims an email sent to developers from Nuance, a speech recognition software company. It’s the same date on which Apple is expected to unveil its next generation iPhone.
Nuance important to Apple
Mail addressed to all NDEV developers said that iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th and that developers should assure that their Nuance speech service continues to work seamlessly.
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Owened (Via The Verge) published the mail on a website meant primarily for developers using SpeechKit 1.4.5 speech services. Recently, Nuance was added as a part of Siri voice recognizing assistant, which indicates that the company may be important to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Confusion over GA and GM
In the mail, the term GA was used, which stands for “general availability”, and that raises some confusion as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has generally used GM, which is Golden Master. Generally, the iPhone maker has been launching GM versions of iOS to developers with a new phone launch, and the General Availability version will be launched after this week.
Another phrase that has been used is “As you are probably aware,” which indicates that everyone in the developer community is pretty much aware of the launch date of iOS 7 GA and next generation iPhone.
Some doubts over the mail
Users may get excited by the recent email from Nuance, but there are strong possibilities that Nuance may be drawing an assumption on the basis of earlier reports. There have been talks all over that iOS 7 will be released on the same date as the next gen iPhone, but public availability may not be launched on the same date, and only the GM version might get launched.
If Nuance mail is to be believed, then Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should hurry up launching their GM version of iOS 7 because developers will need some time to run their apps on iOS 7 before launching to the masses.
BGR, on the other hand, reported contrary to Nuance’s mail, claiming that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch the iOS 7 GM version on September 10th.