Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is launching its new mobile operating system around the world today. That leaves fans of the company excited and inevitably asking themselves “Is iOS7 out here?” Lucky for those left in anticipation, we have a chart of the worldwide release times. For those in the United States, the new operating system will launch at 1 p.m. EST.
iOS7 will launch as an update from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) over wireless networks as soon as Apple turns the service on. Every iPhone and iPad in the world covered by the update will begin to download the data straight away and get to use all of the new features that iOS 7 offers.
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PhoneReview.co.uk has a chart running down the list of devices compatible with iOS 7. On the tablet side the are the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 as well as the iPad mini. The update will come to all iPhones younger than and including the iPhone 4.
iOS 7 release times
iOS 7 will release across the United States at the same instant, at least according to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans. Anyone under the rule of Eastern Standard Time should see the update at 1 p.m., while those under Central time should get iOS 7 at 12 p.m. and the new operating system will hit San Francisco and other West Coast cities at 10 a.m.
In Europe, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is following the same policy. Those living under Greenwich Mean Time will see the update at the same instant as those in New York, though it will be 6 p.m. in London and Manchester. In Paris, users will see the update at 7 p.m.
Over in east Asia, where matching time zones isn’t quite as easy because of the big jump, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is following the same instantaneous policy. iOS 7 will hit iPhone users in Tokyo at 2 p.m. local time. The synchronicity of the update process is an incredible feat.
Apple’s iOS 7 features
Going forward we’re going to be looking for more and more developers to adopt the look and feel of the new iOS7. Some developers are already changing their applications to fit in with the aesthetics developed by the Cupertino company.
iOS 7 will come with support for greater Siri functionality, new applications, motion detection, control centre and many more. What users are likely to notice first is the completely new aesthetic of iOS 7, however.