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iOS 7 Ships September 18

ios7380Apple first unveiled iOS 7, the next version of its mobile operating system, back in June at its annual WWDC conference. Now, three months later, it’s finally ready to ship. The OS — which is a complete reimagining of the operating system on which the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch run — will debut a little over a week from now.

At a Tuesday morning special event, Apple said iOS 7 will ship on Sept. 18. It will be available for the iPhone 4 and later, the iPad 2 and later, the iPad mini and fifth-generation iPod touch.

The company’s price for the new OS, which, in addition to a new design boasts some 200 new features: Free. Said Senior VP of Engineering Craig Federighi, “It’s almost like getting an entirely new device.”

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus