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Testing on iOS 5.1 Golden Master Reportedly Complete Ahead of iPad 3 Launch

According to Chronic Wire, iOS 5.1 has satisfied the requirements of Apple's quality assurance testing and is now ready to be released to the public, presumably just prior to the iPad 3 launch within the next few weeks. The report claims that iOS 5.1 is now in the golden master stage with build 9B176 being the final build to be issued for public release.
The build number of iOS 5.1 Gold Master is 9B176 according to a very solid source, although three different partners who are testing the Gold Master claim to have slightly (by single digits) higher builds numbers on their copies, I'm assuming that's because right now it'd make sense for those people to be testing what will soon be released as 5.1.1, so I've disregarded the claims.
The quality assurance phase for iOS 5.1 is said to have taken place over the past three weeks, with work by Apple and its carrier partners to ensure that as many bugs as possible have been eliminated.

iOS 5.1 reportedly includes Japanese Siri support and a new camera slider, as well two other significant features that have yet to be revealed to the public.

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35 months ago

NFC?
1080 Support?


NFC cannot be implemented in just a software update.
Rating: 21 Votes
35 months ago
Also, the sky is blue.
Rating: 19 Votes
35 months ago
Here's hoping that my 4S battery indicator will still be green after 7pm. :rolleyes:
Rating: 18 Votes
35 months ago
I hope Siri becomes fully functional in the UK... I can't wait for the day I can say, "hey, Siri, how do I get home from here?" :D
Rating: 14 Votes
35 months ago
And you can delete photos from PhotoStream don't forget!
Rating: 11 Votes
35 months ago
The Apple 'QAT' (Quality Assurance Test)

Q1. Is it Awesome?

A. Yes.

Passed.
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
Bring it on, Apple.
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago
People, features aren't bug fixes. Currently known 5.1 change list (bold = feature):
[LIST]
[*]Enhanced Siri dictation support during text input "on supported devices" (iPhone 4S in 2011) (i.e. Turn on or off Bluetooth, take a picture etc.).
[*]Carrier updates (e.g. AT&T 11.1).
[*]Baseband updates.
[*]Battery life reportedly fixed.
[*]Fixes iPhone 4S support for Caller ID Name Display (on supported carriers – i.e. Rogers & Fido in Canada).
[*]Users can now enter any Apple ID to sign-up for an iCloud account. Previously, they had to use (or create a new) me.com email Apple ID.
[*]Images can now be removed manually from the Photo Stream in iCloud. Any photos deleted are now also removed from other iOS devices connected to iCloud.
[*]Shake-to-shuffle bug fix, which caused the Music app to freeze.
[*]The Setup Assistant caused an “infinite setup loop” for some users. When the setup was completed, the iPhone would jump back to a “thank you” screen ad infinitum. Users had to reboot the device to restore functionality.
[*]SpringBoard bug fix, the home screen for the iPhone would sometimes fall into a state when double-clicking the home button would not display the Camera icon.
[*]Turn on or off 3G toggle restored on iPhone 4S.
[*]Possible Siri support, assumed because of the new "Siri Settings" menu.
[*]Lock screen arrow slider; smaller and square when before it was bigger and more rectangular.
[*]Bluetooth bug fix; enabling Bluetooth and returning to home screen, the Bluetooth icon still remains in the status bar.
[*]Facebook integration. A new Facebook username field in the Contacts application and the ability to upload pictures directly to Facebook via Camera Roll.
[*]Possible bug fixes on Wi-Fi signal strength on all devices.
[*]Safari, address bar added text (Go to this address).
[*]Improved Assistive Touch.
[*]Improved Location Services.
[*]License column added, under the About menu.
[*]Possible support for Siri in Japanese, assuming since Siri said she supports Japanese.
[*]Possible fix to Outgoing Call No Audio (OCNA) issue.[citation needed]
[*]New Lockscreen camera button no longer have to double tap home button just swipe up to access Camera.app.
[/LIST]

I suspect at least one of the new features to be iPad 3 exclusive.
Rating: 8 Votes
35 months ago
I, like many others, wonder what these unannounced features will be???:eek:
Rating: 7 Votes
35 months ago
I would pretty well HOPE this was complete before the iPads had their iOS images installed. Good grief.
Rating: 7 Votes

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