Apple releases iOS 5 Golden Master

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Yesterday Apple announced that iOS 5 would get an October 12 release date. 5. Today Apple already posted the Golden Master (GM) release of iOS 5 to developers, 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”

Furthermore they encourage 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.”

Since the GM doesn’t require a developer account this release is available for everyone to use, due to copyright infringements we can’t post the downloads here, but there are several sites which provide how to guides as well as the files needed.

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iOS 5 and iCloud get October 12th Release date!!!

Apple has announced that its next-generation mobile OS, iOS 5, will launch to the public on October 12. It will be a free upgrade for the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touches.

iOS 5 includes a number of new features, including a revamped notifications system, improved Camera app, iMessages, and many other tweaks and improvements.

Furthermore Apple will also unleash iCloud to the public on October 12th!

Apple confirms October 4 event Let’s talk iPhone!!!

Yesterday we reported rumors that Apple would hold their next iPhone announcement on home turf, and today we can confirm these rumors. Apple has finally confirmed the long-awaited media event, they have scheduled a press conference next Tuesday, October 4. The event will take place at Apple’s Cupertino campus in California at 10am PT.

What is interesting about the invitation is that all the icons seem to be delivering a message.

Calendar: Event will be held Tuesday Oct. 4
Time: At 10 AM
Maps: Cupertino Campus
Phone: Well we know the iPhone will be revealed…. now the BIG question is does the 1 mean we will only see 1 device or is Apple trying to throw us off.

As always we will keep you posted on where to follow the event.

Apple iPhone press event to be held on Cupertino Campus.

In the past, Apple has held its major press events at the Yerba Buena center in San Francisco. All the iPhone and the iPad announcements were held in this venue. However according to a report from AllThingsD, Apple has decided to break the  tradition and hold the October iPhone announcement on home turf, at their Cupertino campus.

The reasons for this change are not clear. It may have to do with the availability of Yerba Beuna Center or the decision of new CEO Tim Cook who may prefer to keep things closer to home. Hopefully, all this speculation about where and when this event will be held can be put to rest soon. If the rumored October date is correct, invitations should start landing in attendee’s inboxes sometime this week.

Deutsche Telekom taking iPhone 5 pre-orders


Well this is certainly interesting, Deutsche Telekom (DT) has begun taking pre-orders for the so-called “iPhone 5,” the next generation of Apple’s immensely popular smartphone. Here’s the odd part according to a spokesman for the carrier they “have barely more information than we do.” A spokesman for the carrier confirmed to Bloomberg that it’s taking pre-orders as of today. Deutsche Telekom is concerned with supply shortages, and wants to help its customers secure one of the little guys.

DT admits that it does not now when the iPhone will be released, what it will be called, we think the most likely choice will be iPhone 5, but who knows, what the features will be and so on. DT adds that:

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) will allow customers to reserve the next generation of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone as of today in anticipation of supply bottlenecks for the device, spokesman Alexander von Schmettow said by phone. The operator will hand out coupons to people who expressly request the successor model to the iPhone 4, without providing the name or release details of the device. 

Best Buy Expects Sprint iPhone 5 in 1st Week of October

Though this could likely be Best Buy reading the same rumors as the rest of us, the company is anticipating that the iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order during the first week of October. BGR points to an internal memo:

Thanks to a leaked document from a Best Buy source, we have discovered that Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores are anticipating taking preorders for the iPhone 5 starting in the first week of October. What’s a tad bit more interesting, however, is the mention (and further anticipation) that Sprint will be carrying the iPhone 5 at launch.

Best Buy warns, of course, that dates may change. A report that Sprint will also be carrying the iPhone 5 was recently revealed by the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, ThisIsMyNext reports that Best Buy is also expecting a new “Apple Fixture Installation” on Friday, October 21st.

iPhone 5 components leaked, is release imminent?

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Wow, the iPhone 5 rumors are really getting interesting, the net is buzzing with images of an alleged prototype, and thanks to TVC Mail we now have more photographs of iPhone components, including the rear-facing camera, an audio flex cable, and another of its battery.

The components were first discovered by MacRumors. They are undoubtedly different to the parts currently used in the iPhone 4. They’re only subtle differences, so you’ll have to look closely, but here’s the rear-facing camera lens and the battery compared with their iPhone 4 counterparts:

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Both batteries are the same shape and size, but the biggest difference is that connector. Notice on the iPhone 5 battery it sits horizontally, whereas on the iPhone 4 battery it’s vertical? There are also some differences in the text. If you look closely, the iPhone 5 battery reads ’5.3Whr’, whereas the iPhone 4 battery reads ’5.25Whr’. The new part also has a part number of 616-0580, as compared to the iPhone 4′s 616-0513 and 616-0521 part numbers

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Both camera lenses are very similar — boasting embedded LED flashes which may rule out speculation that the iPhone 5 will have a separate flash. Though it could still feature a dual-LED flash. Just like the battery, the connector on the iPhone 5 lens is different to that on the iPhone 4 lens. Unfortunately there’s still no indication of this camera’s capability, but recent rumors have suggested the iPhone 5 will boast an 8-megapixel camera, an upgrade from the iPhone 4′s 5-megapixel lens.

That seems to be all for now, but hopefully we can post more in the near future as the release moves closer and closer.