Sources close to BGR claim that Apple will release iOS 5 in early October. If those sources are correct we could be install iOS 5 within 2 to 3 weeks on our iDevices.
iOS 5 News
There has been a lot of speculation regarding when Apple’s iOS 5 (and the iPhone 5) will be released. A new report from AppleInsider suggests that both of these could launch on October 10th, as AppleCare expects an influx of tech support inquiries on that day.
A new report from BGR suggests an updated release timeline for Apple’s forthcoming iOS 5. According to the report, Apple will be releasing iOS 5 beta 8 this Friday, and that they’ll release the Gold Master build around September 23rd.
A new post on Apple’s Developer News Page is now instructing developers to get their apps ready for iCloud Backup and Restore.
According to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to release the golden master version of iOS 5 to manufacturers between September 23-30. Manufacturers will then flash the OS onto iPhone handsets in time for the iPhone 5 launch in October.
Adobe announced earlier today that their Digital Publishing Suite will include support for Apple’s upcoming iOS 5 Newsstand feature. Newsstand essentially serves as a storing place and organization hum for magazines and digital subscriptions in iOS 5.
Following Monday’s report that Apple is already training their retail employees on iOS 5 and iCloud, a new report from 9to5Mac suggests that Apple’s global carrier partners have begun training their employees as well.
As the release of the iPhone 5, iOS 5 and iCloud creep ever closer, a new report claims that a near-final version of iOS 5 is already in the final stages of testing with wireless carriers.
Apple has already begun training their retail employees on the upcoming iOS 5, as well as the iCloud service expected to release near the same time. This training process could be seen as a sign that iOS 5 and iCloud are very near to public release.
Apple released iOS 5 beta 7 to developers late yesterday evening. The new update is available to download from the download center and also as an OTA (over the air) update within Software Update on iOS devices that are already running iOS 5 beta.
Those of you that have already updated to iOS 5 beta 6, which Apple released to developers on Friday, will be glad to know that this latest developer beta can already be jailbroken using the same tools as beta 5.
Japanese users of iOS 5 will benefit from the integration of early notification alerts for earthquakes. Earlier this year Japan was hit by a series of Tsunami as a result of an offshore earthquake that devastated the country.
According to a new report from TechCrunch, Apple appears to have made an interesting change in iOS 5, removing developers’ ability to access a device’s UDID. This is significant, as it will permanently change the way developers authorize devices to test their apps.
Although it is a natural supposition considering that the iPhone 5 is likely due in early October, TiPb reports that iOS 5 will officially become available to consumers in early September as well.
Apple has just released iOS 6 beta 6, the newest pre-release version of iOS 5, to developers today. Additionally, Apple has released iTunes 10.5 beta 6 to support syncing with the new iOS beta. The new build is available as an over-the-air Delta update, or through the Apple Developer Portal.
According to a report from BGR, Google is apparently putting the rush on their latest version of Android, deliciously named “Ice Cream Sandwich”, in order to better compete with the iPhone 5.