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iOS 5 Beta 8 on Friday, GM on September 23rd, Carrier Approval by October 5th?


BGR reports that it has received information from a "trusted source" outlining Apple's plans for finishing up work on iOS 5 and delivering it to the public. According to the report, Apple is planning to release the eighth beta version of iOS 5 to developers this Friday, September 16th. A golden master version is planned to follow about a week later "on or around" September 23rd.
After beta 8, Apple will introduce a Gold Master build on or around September 23rd as has been rumored. We believe that build is what will be loaded onto the already-assembled iPhone 5 hardware currently waiting for final software in China.
Apple's iPhone carrier partners are said to then be scheduled to give final approval to iOS 5 by October 5th should no issues be found with the release. If any issues are found, Apple will likely have to quickly develop a minor software update to be released as a patch alongside the official iOS 5 and iPhone 5 release.

As we reported yesterday, Apple has been claimed to be preparing to send iOS 5 out to iPhone assemblers sometime between September 23rd and 30th, giving them time to load the operating system onto new iPhones for delivery in early-to-mid October.

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39 months ago

So when will iOS 5 be out for us non developers? 30th?


When the new iPhone is announced/arrives.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago
Major redesign please. No minor updates. We have waited too long.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago

event being held the last week in September


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Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago
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Originally Posted by MultiMediaWill
Major redesign please. No minor updates. We have waited too long.

Because a year is too long? :rolleyes:


Its been well over a year.:cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

When the new iPhone is announced/arrives.


If we're lucky, iOS 5 might be available a week or so before the iPhone 5 is released. I remember them doing that with iOS 4.
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

http://www.cultofmac.com/when-is-the-iphone-5-coming-out-october-7th-heres-the-complete-release-timeline-predictions/112513

http://twitter.com/#!/9to5mac/status/111159931515830273

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This is probably the most likely of release dates i've found


and like in past releases the iOS has been released before the new upgraded phone, so sometime between 21 of sept and oct 7 would be my guess
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

If carrier approval is October 5th, I'd expect the timeline to look like this:

September 27/28: Media invites sent
October 5: Apple presser for iOS5 ("Available Today") and iPhone 5 (Reservations accepted today, available 10/14).
October 14: iPhone 5 released.


I disagree.

The GM will almost certainly contain features present for the iPhone 5 that have yet to be announced. As such I would expect the Media Event to be the SAME DAY as the GM is released e.g. Sept 23rd (assuming the rumor is correct).
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago



Now, as long as the hardware doesn't disappoint, it will be a perfect upgrade.
Here's rooting for a bigger screen and rounded back, please no glass...


Please don't say that. Apple usually doesn't make the same mistake twice, so I sincerely hope they don't return to the ergonomic disaster of a curved back a la 3G/3GS!
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
I think the analysts are going to be in for a surprise...We are about to receive a substantial update of both iOS and hardware...
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago

There is nothing stopping developers from releasing an update the fixes the compatibility issue right now.


Yes, Apple will not allow any apps built with the betas of xcode to be submitted.
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