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iOS 7 download time countdown, get ready

Under: iOS, Mobile Phones, Software
Date: September 17th, 2013

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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.

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  • Cowmonger

    “…as it won’t be easy to revert to iOS 6 if you don’t like the new look.”

    Other than jail breaking your iDevice how can you roll back to iOS 6? Once you’ve updated, you’re pretty much stuck with it.

    • dan

      shut up mate

    • tranceporter

      Then don’t upgrade. Cower in fear in your little corner. Then when the world ridicules you for your weirdness, upgrade it. Simples!

    • armstrong284

      There are many sites online you can downlaod preious OS for iphones. Download the correct one, open itunes click on iphone, hold down shift and click restore iphone. select the file you downloaded and boom back to the old.

      give it a chance mate you havnt even tried it!! lol

      thumbs up to Dans comment as i said that out loud as soon as i saw this comment lol.

      • JimmyHACK

        Downgrading has been blocked for a long long time like that. That is why he mentioned jailbreak method.

  • Nick

    Actually mate that’s not always true, there are some ways to downgrade regardless of initial IOS

  • iphonefreak

    I can’t wait :D It will be awesome.

  • Rhys

    can’t wait

  • Viet

    Yes, absolutely

  • iphonefreak

    I will be downloading as soon as the update is released. Waited long enough already!

  • Neil

    so what if the servers are busy!

  • Paddy

    I can’t wait it’s about time to

  • Brandon

    I’m going to download it ASAP, I’m in Australia, so I don’t know if it will be tomorrow morning or night or what, but I really want it

  • Kausar Hossain Aahir

    i need a information, our expectation on ios 7 will get Graphic equalizer for better music listening anyone confirm us?

  • Prajit

    Can’t wait either.. it will be 9.30pm IST

    • abhi

      9:30pm On 17th Or 18th (In India) ?

      • Esmail

        9.30PM on 18th of course

  • Danny

    Whoooops…

  • neo

    I have beta version Verry disappointed… Just a different theme ;( I wouldn’t get to worked up guys

    • Billy Bob

      nonsense. I tried the beta version for a couple of weeks. It was super awesome!!!

  • armstrong284

    yeh ive got it at the moment. looks alot smarter and some features are great…. e.g call barring, control centre. battey life has improved alot also even with 3g on. Its about time they change the look into a new ‘era’. although i think the new iphones are a waste of time.

  • Shaun Alexassnipz Reed

    I have the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 and see the ios7 update as a much more sensible choice than scrapping these products and buying their newer replacements… Maybe apple should have not bothered releasing new hardware but just charged £50 as a one off fee for the seemingly total revamp of the software and perhaps just taken more time to develop hardware with a bigger reason to change…..

    • Xemufl1p

      I agree with u the iOS should just change the phone and only major hardware update should make u get a new phone I never get the iPhone “S” it’s a waste of money for only 2 upgrades camera and speed or “finger print recognition.

      • Shaun Alexassnipz Reed

        The issue I find with Apple is that they never seem to perfect their hardware. They are too focused on releasing new products with ‘latest’ or ‘first’ tech but by doing this they open themselves up to problematic features. I am now on my 2nd iPhone5 within the last year. The first one developed a fault on the lock key and now this one the same, as well as an issue with the camera and I know that the new 5S will also have its glitches so why not take time and develop something totally new and for once provide customers with a real wow?? Haven’t we all spent enough on this company to deserve that?

      • Billy Bob

        I used to think the same thing when I had an iPhone4. Why get the 4s? They look exactly the same. Then I realized just how wrong I was once I did get the 4s. It was only about 100x better.

        • Shaun Alexassnipz Reed

          The iPhone4 to 4s was better I agree as they introduced a few useful software AND hardware changes here but again for those who do not use items such as Siri or predomently use WIFI for Internet connection is was not massively dissimilar… Don’t forget that the main change for the products this time is the ios7 update and in the situation of the 5 and 5s can there really be that much of a change to warrant paying for an early upgrade or shelling out for sim free if you are locked into another year of a 24 month contract?
          Again with the 5c…. What’s the point here? It is only around £60 cheaper than the 5s and to be honest, if handset colour is important to you then can’t you just buy a case?

          I just feel that Apple needs to do something totally different now as this dynamic is becoming a little bit of a farce now, in my opinion.

  • Tyson

    I had the beta version and one of the features I liked was the panoramic backgrounds that allowed you to tilt your phone and. The background would move to the panoramic photo

  • Kendrick

    How about malaysia time? Please reply

    • john

      1am thursday morning. damn i really cant wait any longer!!!

  • Xemufl1p

    Will ur phone just automatic update it self or will we have to connect to iTunes and do it that way? Like can u just push update from the settings menu on ur iphone? And let it update over wifi

    • mike m

      its best to do it through itunes. its faster, more reliable and easier to make a backup before you update in case of failure.

  • Xemufl1p

    Also does the iPad have more features over the iPhone 5 with the new iOS 7 or whatever u can do on iPhone it’s the same on iPad?

  • andy

    Does anyone know what time in australia IOS 7 will be released ???

    • Andy Number 2

      I have the same name, country and question! Haha

      • andy

        hahaha yup :)
        i seriously cant wait for it to come out tomorrow !!

  • mitch

    could i download it at midnight on 17th?

  • andy

    let me guess what time it will come out in australia, my estimate is 1pm EST :P

    • Chocolate Thundaa

      For us Aussies it will probably be around 4 am on Friday, because all these dates are for the US…sadly we’ll have to wait a bit until the US catches up in time lol

      • andy

        damn wait if you check Cnet they said it is tomorrow around 3pm or something haha :P ?

        • Chocolate Thundaa

          I wouldn’t count on it, the update is released globally at the same time, so 9am PDT makes it 2am EST but because its still 6am on the 17th for PDT it means we have to wait until 2am Friday to get it…lol I can’t wait but I think it would be better to wait a few hours because apple’s servers will be getting hammered in the first few hours because almost every one will be updating straight away, which would mean a slow download and possibly corrupted files

          • Sheamus T T Coupe

            No it dose get release on the 18th we will not have to wait in tell Friday ok

          • Chocolate Thundaa

            It’s released globally at the same time, the 18th is for the US, since Australia is a day in front, it will be the 19th for us…

  • Know it all

    For those of you confused about how time zones work. It all releases at the same time, just check what your time zone is and add the hours. It’s not rocket science

  • Billy Bob

    is iOS7 going to be compatible with Kindle Fire?

    • Chocolate Thundaa

      No it’s not

    • Applefan

      what ?? Kindle ? :D

    • bert

      Yes, it will, & it will unlock the laser cutter feature of the kindle too.

    • willgoring

      Yes, yes, it will be completely compatible with Kindle Fire! It will also run on your toaster and your granny’s waffle machine.

      • xxxxx

        hahahaahahha

      • Sinner

        Hahahahahahahhahahahahaahhaa

      • tarnisha

        SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET

    • Angie

      IOS is compatable for Apple products only…

    • homo

      yes

    • homo

      also with all Nokia’s phones

  • ashley

    what time will it be coming out in Australia tomorrow? I’m so excited!

    • Chocolate Thundaa

      About 2am Friday morning

      • Superman

        2 am on Thursday you mean.

        • Chocolate Thundaa

          Nope, I mean 2am Friday, check the time and date in America, it’s currently around 6am on the 17th for them so they have a whole day to go, meaning about 27 hours…do the maths and you’ll get to 2am Friday for us…

          • Luke

            More likely 2pm Wed, which is midnight in New York

          • Chocolate Thundaa

            Yes but according to the 9am time they wrote above it would be 2am Thursday

          • Tylerrr

            ahhhhhhh it is the 18th of september so it should be out sometime today??? last year apple released the new iphone 2 days after the IOS update and they are releasing the new iphones in 2 days so it should be out today same like last year…

          • Chocolate Thundaa

            The 18th is for America, since Australia is a day in front of America, it will be the 19th when ios gets released, the iPhones will be released on the 20th but since we’re a day infront it will be the 21st for us in Australia…not that hard to understand really

  • mike m

    i have begun checking software update hourly already. hoping for a miracle! jk

    • Simon Hoffacker

      me too :D

      • willgoring

        It comes out tomorrow, probably 10am Pacific time.

  • mike m

    the A7 processor is twice as powerful. kind of a big deal.

    • JJ

      Not really, if the processor was fast enough to begin with, making it twice as fast doesn’t really do anything.

      • mike m

        tell that to someone with an iphone 4

        • praveen rx

          in iphone4 some features are missing in ios7 & the device is little bit slow (i am using ios 7 gm edition)

        • Jacob

          True that. I have an iPhone 4. I really want this new 5s. I’ll be up to make sure I get one on the 20th.

  • Applecalypse

    Waiting untill Update’s available >> *hits updat-button as fast as he can*

    • willgoring

      You are going to be hitting the button a lot of times. IOS7 comes out tomorrow (18th). Generally, IOS updates come out (at least the last 2 have) around 10am Pacific time, which is around 6pm GMT.

  • Florence

    What time is it coming in canada?

  • Bryan

    I’m pretty sure that it is coming out on the 18th. Only because that is what apple said.

  • Tuyos

    In what gmt time is the release of this ios?

    • Shauntheiosmaster

      If you live somewhere Taiwan, it should be released around midnight, probably 11:30 pm, or a little later

    • willgoring

      The common assumption, based on the time of the last 2 OSs would be 10am Cupertino time, or 6pm in the UK. That’s on the 18th, which is tomorrow.

  • Abdullah

    Can you update from ios 7 beta to official ios 7 release?

  • Nic

    What about australia ?

    • Lucie

      3am tomorrow

  • James

    It an’t here yet

    • willgoring

      No, beause as the article says, it comes out on the 18th, which is tomorrow.

  • Garfie22

    What time will it be released in the uk ? :)

    • willgoring

      6pm (probably) tomorrow.

    • I <3 Apple

      6:30 Pm

  • F

    It says the 18th for the people that are unable to read

  • Vigbesh

    What time lunching in india plz tell me

    • budbudbudbud

      Vigbesh,get lost with this whole India ting.NO ONE CARES
      Vigbesh

      • Vigbesh

        Budbudbud u get lost again budbudbud

    • Applexo

      U mean ‘launching’ :P
      It will be 18th around 9:30 pm in india!

    • lazyboy

      errrmm Lunchtime?

    • Charlie Arnold

      8pm

  • Soeinspector

    IOS7 AND I GOT IPHONE 5 :D DD

  • Sanju

    What time exactly in INDIA is it releasing tomorrow?

    • budbudbudbud

      CHRIST ALMIGHTY NO ONE CARES!

    • Dhruv

      Don’t worry the link to download and update using itunes will be available all around the globe as soon as apple launches it anywhere first.

  • Jayjay

    In all honesty, I’m happy with my iPhone5. I see no reson why I should rush and get the 5s, and yes I think it’s wise to wait a day or so to update, cause there might still be a few bugs that needs sorting out.

    • TARNOOSH

      We’re not even talking about the phone jayjay.
      We’re talking about the new iOS 7 operating system. Your phone will pretty much be like an iphone 5c/s besides a few things like fingerprint scanner and camera features among others

    • Dhruv

      Are you serious. Its apple not Chinese company launching the OS. And if its released for people There will be no bugs. That’s what all the develepors are paid for man

  • Melvin

    what time is malaysia ?

  • jason

    what time in malaysia??

    • Charlie Arnold

      6 30pm

  • disqus_BSzQAwqGPX

    What about Malaysia

  • Ethan Keane

    When in austraila

  • Rikin

    is it run in turbo iphone 4s..??

  • Adi

    Wat abt india??

    • Khushal

      18th Noon or 19th Morning

  • thanish

    dubai

  • TARN

    Love that I live in Vancouver, same time zone as Cupertino, CA :D So we get it first na na na na

    • CanadaSucks

      BUT YOU LIVE IN CANADA!
      You lose, plain and simple

    • MasonJar123

      Don’t really know how that means you’ll get it first…

  • Huggies

    Apple just said that they have delaied the release of ios7 to 20th. :( conformed news

  • Huggies

    India 8:00pm
    Dubai 5:30pm
    Malaysia 6:30pm
    Egypt 8:00pm
    Canada 1:00pm
    Australia 8:30pm
    Singapore 5:00pm
    China 6:00pm

    • Jonah Wright

      In uk what time?

      • Huggies

        UK 6:30pm

    • Nora

      Sweden?

    • Peter Lee

      Stop giving false information you f****ing knob!!! Canada is 16 hours behind Australia not 7 and half hours. Checking your info before posting. For those kept asking for the f***ing time, you all own an iphone, go to world clock and add a clock for San Jose California, and when it’s 8am there, you know you can star downloading.

      • Guest

        You’re the man

      • Huggies

        Hey f***kn Peter Lee dont try to fool people around with your bull Sh*t. You pice of Sh*t. Go f***k ur self a** hle

      • Huggies

        U Motherf**kr go to hell with confusing lovely ppl

  • Jonah Wright

    Hi, I can’t wait, I will download it tomorrow. Is the IOS 7 download the same as IOS 6?

    • Jacob

      Yes

      • Jonah Wright

        Great. Is IOS 7 is it coming out tomorrow or Friday?

    • Lucie

      No!! It’s like a whole new phone

      • Jonah Wright

        Can I download it in setting

        • Priscilla Gonzalez

          I’m pretty sure you can

          • Jonah Wright

            Great. I can’t wait for 6:30pm tonight in UK

  • Greig

    What time in South Africa

    • Huggies

      South Africa 8:00pm

      • Ayoub

        Thanks…!

        • brandonforcey

          9AM since cupertino, California is 9 hours behind Johannesburg.

  • Emoxkid

    What time in the netherlands? ;3

    • Huggies

      Netherlands 4:00pm

  • Nora

    What time in Sweden?

    • Huggies

      Sweden 5:00pm

      • Nora

        thank you

  • Patsyoo

    Philippines?

    • Huggies

      Philippines 6:00pm

  • David

    Germany ????

    • Huggies

      Germany 3:00pm

  • jay

    what time in uk

    • Huggies

      UK 6:30pm

      • jay

        Thank You

  • David

    Oh no …..

    • hamza

      whats wrong?

  • David

    Nice, Waiting

  • Skyline

    Czech republic?

    • Huggies

      Czech republic 5:00pm

  • eduardokrc

    When in Brazil?

  • Maxx

    Russia? ))

  • Sr. Cara de Papa

    Argentina?

  • Freddy

    Netherlands?

  • model

    when would ot be in lebanon

  • Amir

    Wht time in UAE ?

    • Varunp

      No update in UAE.. Sry.. Its said on apple website, check it

    • waheyy

      waheey no iOS 7 for you

  • Varunp

    Hey brother
    What time in india?

  • Zayyahh

    australia , sydney

  • Zayyahh

    what time australia, sydney?

  • Kev

    Are there time zone maps on the Internet? (sarc) is it true about the 20th release or still the 18th?

  • G

    Sydney, Australia iOS 7 is ready to download at 10am from my sources :-)

  • Emma peut

    Everyone is saying it comes out in Australia at 3am but it’s now 8am

  • jo

    what time france, anyone knows?

  • Leslie

    California?

    • Daniel Reymundo Estrada

      7-9 am September 18

  • Alexia

    Florida?

  • Helena Økland

    Norway?

  • Ken

    Malaysia?

  • John

    When is singapore getting?

  • jessica

    WHAT TIME IS AUSTRALIA?

  • Elias

    What time In Illinois

  • Zayyahh

    what time for australia to get ios 7 ?

  • jimmy nick

    What time I’m on ipad

  • jimmy nick

    What is the real time for Australia

  • Zayyahh

    WHAT TIME IS FOR AUSTRALIA.

  • De Luca Freitas

    Mars?

  • Zayyahh

    WHEN IS AUSTRALIa getting ios 7

  • pinchy pop

    8:10 in merica now and my guess is it will be at 2:00 pm Australia considering their date is still the 17th

  • aussieguy

    Im aussie the date here is the 18th sept and the time is about 10:30am where i am.

  • omar adel

    egypt please?

    • Mohamed Aly

      i wait :(

  • jooooe

    Vancouver please?

    • Crossley

      Vancouver, BC – 10:00 AM

  • Dan

    Well… most likely when midnight hits Cupertino today… whatever time zone that is.
    That means 3am in the East Coast, 8am in most of Europe, and 5pm in Australia

  • Asian

    Well… We all can do the Math then. It’s 18th in the Phils but we’re expecting the update to come at around 5PM onwards tomorrow (19th)

  • Will

    Missouri?

  • Comeonnnios7

    North Carolina?

  • Raekwon Mylik Grimes

    Tennessee please

  • Hdjdjd

    Canada Ontario?!?!

  • Ya

    Yayayayayayay yayyyyyyyyyyyy 1 more hour

    • gogo

      so u got it by now?

  • Ya

    Omar of course Egypt if not ill make a problem with apple

  • Kingharoon

    newzealand?

    • Alli

      not 100% sure but I’m pretty sure I heard Thursday 5am. I’m
      sorry if this is wrong x

      • Guest

        thanks x

        • Justin Beber

          Thats what i heard to im From nz

  • Australia Release

    Ios 7 should be avaliable on Thursday 18th (i.e. tomorrow) at 3am in AUSTRALIA. That is only if Apple continues to follow the same time schedule as it has done with the 6 proceeding beta version releases.

    • asdfghjk

      how do you know apple time schedule?

      • Australia Release

        I’ve had ios 7 beta installed on my phone since the first beta release. All up Apple released 6 beta versions at about 2-3 week intervals and they were all available worldwide at exactly 10:00am pacific time.

        • Australia Release

          My bad, meant 19th (tomorrow) in the original comment.

  • Rebecca

    3am Thursday the 19th september Australia for all the aussies :) that’s all I know, xx

  • Josh

    What about the uk ?

  • Josh

    What about the uk ? X

  • Fredrik

    Sweden

  • The Apple Guy

    12AM in the Phil.

  • Paul Mikeson Ak

    malaysia pleasee ???

  • Shaunalei

    what about Guam ?

  • lkugob

    what about Jamaica?

  • Nabendu

    When it will release

  • Steven

    can’t wait for it~

  • edvinas

    What time in uk?

  • Chedbear

    5pm uk

  • Ian

    :D can’t wait till 5pm been longing for this update since I first saw it!

    • james

      then just buy an android phone as its a copy of most of the functionality

      • Anthony

        YOU ARE AN ANDROID ‘CLONE’! I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU CAN POSSIBLY COMPARE ANDROID WITH IOS! I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS ADROIDS – SONY – SAMSUNG – HTC – ETC. ETC. AND NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, MATCHES THE STRAIGHTFORWARD IOS 7 SYSTEM. FIRST AND BEST!!!

  • Grant_Does_MCPE

    Is it 7:00 am in honolulu,Hawaii?

  • Callum

    :(

  • adam

    any chances of it being released at 10am GMT?

  • Yassine Benchbana

    Michigan …3:20am none so far

  • Zayyahh

    ios 7 coming out on Australia?

    • Aksjejkdkdmddm

      Apparently it’ll be out Thursday 19th September at around 3am :)

      • andy

        Yes that is correct :)

        • Zayyahh

          thanks :)

  • Helen

    Will it definitely be out OMG I feel like it’s never going to happen .. Hahhahaha :(

  • Yay

    Does anyone have it yet? Comment !!

  • Yay2

    Woots finally got to update to ios7

  • Lol

    Omg come on apple

  • Tony

    What time Michigan

  • Yay2

    Test

  • Yassine Benchbana

    Yes!!!

  • Mohamed Aly

    we all wait for this special moment in Egypt :)

  • ilikepear

    8 hrs more

  • Kurt

    Does the date differ in Europe ?

  • sagar

    when will it be released in India????

    • sagar

      at what time??? plzzz telll i’m waitin fo it

  • Jono

    Australia

    • Zayyahh

      tonight at 10pm if that doesnt work, 3 am tomorrow

      • jasolomon

        I think it would be 3am, and I for one am not waiting ;)

        • m0gsten

          its Going to be released in Adelaide at 2:30AM, Sydney and Melbourne 3:00AM

          • Zayyahh

            3 am for sydney

          • Mr. X

            Yep its true. I’ll be getting alarms ready

          • Zayyahh

            same im getting ready

      • SAL 92

        are you sure about that?

  • Huggies

    Beleive this partners:
    India 8:00pm
    Dubai 5:30pm
    Malaysia 6:30pm
    Egypt 8:00pm
    Canada 1:00pm
    Australia 8:30pm
    Singapore 5:00pm
    China 6:00pm

  • David

    ???

  • David

    And now ?

    • Jurizar

      Nope

    • Abdullah

      Can u update to ios 7 from beta?

  • ipadsteve

    I still wait. No update available. My tears ebb against the tide. When will it release ?

  • Tom

    6 oclock tonight it comes out

    • tom

      uk that is

  • Well

    And it has begun

  • Jia Amin

    is 8:15 and is still not out !!!!!!

  • kostas

    yeeaahhhhh the download in greece is starting:D :D DDDDDDDDD

  • bearbody

    denmark now downloading

  • Filip Temin

    Loading…..takes about 30mins

  • andy

    How come when I want to update it says unable to checkforupdate do I reboot or something ???? Please help us guys :(

  • Rishu

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