First and foremost, I’m having a really hard time believing a Nuance email message would leak just like that. This is a company behind the Siri voice and an important Apple partner so surely they should know better than that.As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th.The NDEV Program has pre-qualified that SpeechKit 1.4.5 works properly on iOS 7, but we encourage you to conduct own testing to ensure that when the upgrade happens, your Nuance speech services continue to work seamlessly.
In computer programming, a Gold Master refers to a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing. It’s (mostly) the same build that gets preloaded on actual devices prior to shipping.
But as the time between GM and GA can be anywhere from days to weeks to months, in some instances a GA release can be slightly updated and won’t be quite the same as the GM build released to developers.
You may also wonder why release iOS 7 GA for public consumption on September 10 unless the new hardware goes on sale that same day. I find that hard to believe: most rumors point to the September 20 launch in Japan, and even later in the case of China.