It was back during WWDC 2013 when Apple announced the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone was first introduced in iOS 7. During the event, Apple highlighted many of the changes that would be made to iOS 7, which included a flatter design, an improved UI and a number of additional features. One thing Apple didn’t announce at the time was when exactly iOS 7 would be made available across iOS devices, but during today’s event, the company revealed when exactly you should be getting the iOS goodness.
If you’re an iOS user who owns an iPhone 4 or later, an iPad 2 or later, an iPad Mini, or a 5th generation iPod Touch, you can expect iOS 7 to be downloadable on September 18. In other words, you’ll be enjoying the latest iOS in just eight days from now. Yes – that’s way sooner than you probably expected.
During the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook had the following to share in regards to the upcoming launch of iOS 7 across multiple iOS devices. “iOS 7 will quickly become the world’s most popular operating system,” he said. “Virtually overnight, hundreds of millions of people [will] download iOS 7.” Considering Apple says they’ll ship their 700 millionth iOS device next month, we can certainly see how the company came to this conclusion.