You try a sample yet?
I bottled my first cider after 7 days. Came out great. But I'm relatively new so my advice might not be worth much.
I used a mixture of home made apple cider and store bought cider, sugars of various types, and champagne yeast. I also made a batch around one gallon. I didn't pasteurize because it was consumed before it could become a problem but I had great carbonation, good flavor, good abv. I have a two gallon batch going now, slightly different recipe using a different wine yeast and different apple juice. The sample I took at 7 days was great. Pretty dry, which is how I like it. Ill probably bottle tomorrow (8 days) . Ill back sweeten most of it since i made it for the ladies. I have beer after All, so I drink that.