No iOS 5 GM?

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  1. Leo

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    Maybe I'll be wrong, but with the announcement of the iPhone 5 coming next Tuesday, I find it weird that there still hasn't been an update to either Beta 8 or even a GM Seed. You think Apple might find that Beta 7 is stable enough to be considered GM? What's the history of past betas in regards to phone announcements?
     
  2. Michael Baturin

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    My guess is that we see it this Friday. Lets see..
     
  3. Lon

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    Probably a good guess - or next Tuesday. There is a lot of speculation that the final release will include a few surprise features not available on the Beta versions. Apple may want to withhold those until the last minute.
     
  4. Bennyboy

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    I hope it doesn't take this long ever again, it's just a bit frustrating.
     
  5. acosmichippo

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    The whole point of a beta is to test new features, so if they haven't already been implemented, I doubt they will be.
     
  6. Lon

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    So you're saying that if Apple didn't include it in the Beta they are somehow precluded from adding it at the last minute. I don't believe this would be anything new.
     
  7. acosmichippo

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    Yeah, that's what I'm saying. If you're not going to test the features, then why have a beta at all?

    I think it's more likely new stuff will be added in 5.1, 5.2, etc.
     
  8. Mickeylittle

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    Well I don't know about you guys but Beta 7 ain't ready for market! My Apple TV experience sure isn't up to Apple's standards so I doubt that they are truly considering Beta 7 as the GM. At least I hope.
     
  9. Kadelic

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    If memory serves, wasn't iOS 4 GM released the same day as the iPhone 4 announcement last year? Maybe they will do the same with iOS 5 GM, on Tuesday, as suggested by Lon.


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  10. acosmichippo

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    No, I think ios 4 was released only a few days prior to the iPhone 4 release. Same with ios 3 and the 3GS. Can't remember how iOS 2 and the 3G were released in relation to each other.
     
  11. Kadelic

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    I meant that I think the GM was released to developers the same day as the announcement, not the public release. I'm not sure though, it was so long ago.


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  12. acosmichippo

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    right, you did say that. my mistake.
     
  13. Europa

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    It was the same day. I remember people talking about it as I was standing in line to get my first iPhone. The App Store went live that morning as well.
     
  14. iphonewarrior

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    There is a week to go, we could still see a GM seed in the next few days prior to the event. The latest beta is solid, IMO. I think it's GM worthy.
     
  15. greasemuntney

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    I am so ready to jump on the iOS 5 bandwagon. I just waiting for the release. Been thinking maybe a unJB iPhone 4 with all the features (almost) that I JB for could be nice.
     
  16. iphonewarrior

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    I've been contemplating doing exactly the same thing, the GM has got to be released within the next two weeks, right? They wont and can't release another iPhone without iOS 5 being publicly available. It's got to be out within the next few days.

    I love all of my tweaks and mods on my iPhone, but as I'm home all the time now I find myself not needing nearly half of the things I once used daily. I install packages onto my phone for convenience, the only thing I'll miss from a jailbreak these days is SBSettings (and iFile). How and why Apple haven't added this simplistic feature already will always baffle me.

    I'll probably update to iOS 5 this weekend.
     
  17. Lon

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    Does Beta 7 include the Assistant function and the integration with Wolfram Alpha?
     
  18. greasemuntney

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    True iFile and SBSettings are the main things here too. But from what I seen we shouldn't need SBSettings in iOS 5.
    I am really looking forward to it. Now not being able to SSH into my phone will be different for me.
     
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    What about custom themes in iOS5?


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