As widely expected, Apple has today confirmed the official release date of iOS 7 at a media event held on the company's campus in Cupertino. iOS 7 will be released on Wednesday, September 18th, for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
iOS 7 is a major rethinking of Apple's mobile operating system that sports a redesigned user interface with a focus on clarity and deference, and new features such as Control Center, new Multitasking, improved Notification Center and Siri, iTunes Radio, AirDrop, and more. iOS 7 was first announced at Apple's WWDC earlier this year, where Apple also confirmed that the update would include over 1500 new APIs for developers to create apps with.
Apple hasn't announced a Golden Master seed of iOS 7 yet, but it will presumably be released to developers today. Typically the last developer release before a public launch, the GM seed will allow developers to make final preparations to their iOS 7-ready apps and submit them to the App Store.