iOS hacker Chronic reports on his blog, Chronic Wire, that the final Gold Master build of iOS 5.1 has now passed vigorous quality assurance testing at Apple, suggesting that the update may be announced or released at tomorrow’s iPad event.
The report also backs previous rumors that iOS 5.1 will include Japanese language support for Siri, a new method for accessing the camera, and two new features that have not yet been leaked.
The Gold Master build of iOS 5.1 has been in a vigorous quality assurance phase for the past three weeks, with extensive testing being done internally by Apple as well as by various carriers/partners.
It is rumored to have added Japanese language support in Siri, as well as an easier method of accessing the camera from the lock screen, and at least two other new features that have not been publicly leaked.
If accurate, this report likely means that Apple is ready to release the update to users, possible at their iPad media event which will take place tomorrow at 10:00 AM PT.