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 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.