Apple’s iOS 7 will release to the public tomorrow, and many people are eagerly waiting to update their iPhones, iPads and iPods. The mobile operating system has been completely revamped, so if you want to be ready for iOS 7 you might want to get prepared. It’s time for the iOS 7 download countdown, so get ready!
We’ve been keeping readers informed about iOS 7, and the first thing to note is that this will be a huge change that some might find take some time to get used to. However, many others will love the new look iOS straight away, and it will seem almost like having a new phone without having to pay anything.
Apple has announced that the new operating system will see a general release tomorrow, but as is usually the case, gave no indication of what time that might be. Recently we created a countdown tool based on the time that iOS 6 released last year, as this is the closest time we can predict. Our forecast is that iOS 7 will arrive around 9am PDT/ 12 noon EDT. That’s around 5pm in the UK.
The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C both release on Friday and will come with iOS 7 built-in. However, if you’re about to update your existing device, you should check if it’s one of those that’s compatible with iOS 7 first. You can see full information about this here.
Now it’s time to get ready for iOS 7. One thing that you might want to take into account is that millions of people across the world will all be trying to update to iOS 7 the moment it goes live to the public tomorrow.
Some will download OTA (over-the-air) and others will choose to connect to their laptops and PCs but either way, many will be getting ready to hit the update button. Apple’s servers will undoubtedly be extremely busy, so you might want to wait until the following day before you update. Also by doing this, any problems with the downloaded will have been highlighted before you attempt it.
Before you update it’s important to back up your iOS devices in case anything goes amiss. You should also check that you have the latest version of iTunes installed and update all your applications. While you’re doing this it’s a good time to remove items not needed in order to free up extra space, such as apps, music and videos and have a general tidy up of your device.
You’ll then be well prepared for the iOS 7 download, but remember be sure you want to update before you begin, as it won’t be easy to revert to iOS 6 if you don’t like the new look. You can get an idea of what iOS 7 will offer at this review video of the Gold Master for developers.
We’re now all set for the iOS 7 download countdown, and we suspect many of you are as eager to update your devices as we are. Please check back with us from time to time, as we’ll bring you any notable news about iOS 7 developments.
Are you eagerly waiting for the iOS 7 public release? Will you be downloading the update as soon as it becomes available? Let us know with your comments.