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iOS 7 made official, coming September 18th

Apple's latest OS will be released on September 18th with support for the iPhone 4 and up.

Apple's launch event is going on right now in Cupertino and a release date for iOS 7 has been made official. The new OS was first introduced back in June, and was followed up by a series of beta releases, with the final version now set for a September 18th launch.

iOS 7 will include support for Apple's complete range of products, including the iPhone 4+, the iPad 2+, the iPad mini and the 5th-gen iPod touch. The update includes a completely redesigned interface, including new app icons, improved notifications and a command center that opens by swiping from the bottom. Other features also include new ringtones, an optional male voice for Siri and automatic grouping of photos by time and location.

Apple also announced that their popular suite of productivity apps will now be available on iOS, including iPhoto, iWork, Keynote, Pages and Numbers. In addition, the 5 apps will be included free with any new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, though previous purchases are excluded.

iOS 7 will be available as a free download over-the-air next Wednesday, and we'll have to see how users finally respond.


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Omar Qudsi, 2013-09-10 (Update: 2013-09-10)