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Apple Posts iOS 5 Golden Master Seed for Developers


With the announcement of an October 12 ship date for iOS 5, Apple today posted the Golden Master (GM) release of iOS 5 to developers this afternoon, with a build number of 9A334.

Apple notes that users "must use iTunes 10.5 beta 7 to install iOS 5 GM seed on your devices. iOS 5 GM seed is not available via over the air software update" and encourages users to back up their devices via iCloud before installing the GM.

Apple posted a GM seed of Xcode 4.2 as well, and notes that the GM seed "can now be used to submit iOS 5 applications to the App Store for review."

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37 months ago
This is the most exciting news of today.
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
Completed the install fine with beta 9. Beta 7 would obviously be the minimum requirement.
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago

If we do a restore to iOS 5 because of the 3002 error, will we be able to bring our 4.3.5 backups onto iOS 5 or is it all lost?


Back up, restore, then restore from back up. Good to go.
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago

This is the most exciting news of today.


Agreed, can't wait to have this on my iPhone 4.
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago
Doesn't appear to have Siri, leading me to believe it's a 4S exclusive feature.
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago

Will iOS 5 be a free upgrade? If not, how much???


Yes. Software updates for iPhone and iPad have always been free and have been free for iPod touch since iOS 3.
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago

Well please let us know. I'm still downloading the GM release.

Its restoring from my backup now, so is it safe to say I am in the clear?
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago

Doesn't appear to have Siri, leading me to believe it's a 4S exclusive feature.


They tied the Assistant feature into the iPhone 4S and mentioned it as a feature of the iPhone 4S. I suspect that is the case and it is not going to be available for the 4.
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago

Doesn't appear to have Siri, leading me to believe it's a 4S exclusive feature.


It was mentioned as such at the keynote ... Schiller said, "And that is Siri, the most exciting new feature of the iPhone 4S".

However, it may be able to be activated if a false/true string exists in the plist ... but performance on the iPhone 4 and the effect of enabling it may turn your iPhone 4 into a snail.
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago
Can we expect a Lion update soon?
Rating: 2 Votes

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