After announcing at the event earlier today that iOS 7 will be publicly released on September 18th, Apple seeded iOS 7 GM build for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to developers. Those who are enrolled in Apple’s iOS developers program can now obtain the latest pre-release build of iOS 7 through the Developers’ Portal. Seven beta versions of iOS 7 have been seeded up till now, Apple made minor changes and bug fixes in each successive beta as developers continued to test their apps and report any bugs or problems that they found.
iOS 7 was unveiled back at WWDC 2013 in June. The first beta was seeded immediately after the conference. It was rumored that Apple would continue to tweak the user interface through the beta phase, subtle changes were noticed but there haven’t been any major changes. iOS 7 brings an entirely new “flat” user interface, it also offers a number of new features. No beta version is released after the GM build is seeded, its actually nearly identical to the final public version. Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the event that the company will ship its 700 millionth iOS device next month, and that the sheer number of its iOS devices means that once iOS 7 is released on September 18th, it will become the most popular operating system in the world, virtually overnight.
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