iOS 5 beta 6 released; more evidence for October iPhone 5 launch

As the world still awaits official word on when the next version of the iPhone will be released, Apple has now released the sixth beta version of Apple's iOS 5 portable operating system to its various developers. 9to5Mac.com also reports that a new beta version of its iTunes download store is also now available for iOS developers. In addition, some more developer betas have been released including a second beta version of its iWork software for iOS with iCloud support) a new beta (version 5) for its software inside its AppleTV device.

iOS 5 is scheduled to be released for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad sometime this fall, around the time that the iPhone 5 and the iPod device refresh are suppose to launch. Beta 6 of the iOS 5 release has a pretty extensive change log but it's mainly to fix bugs. That would seem to indicate that Apple is close to locking down the feature list for iOS 5 in preparation for its release. In terms of new features, iOS 5 will have support for Apple's new iCloud, WiFi syncing with Windows PC as well as the Mac, the new Notification Center, and setting up an iPhone without the need for a Mac or Windows PC and lots more.

In related news, there's more evidence of an early October launch for the iPhone 5. Boy Genius Report claims that an AT&T VP has told employees to expect the launch of Apple's smartphone in that time frame and that those same employees should expect to be very busy in next 35 to 50 days.

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Really? I had no problems doing the Beta 6 OTA update on both my iPhone 4 & iPad 2. The only issue that I had was that it wiped out my pictures which it states in the release notes that this is a known issue with Beta 6. I just synced my pictures back using iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 64bit that also installed with no issues.

The Over The Air Update knocked my IPhone 3GS into Recovery Mode! The Traditional Installation Method on my 1st Gen IPad Failed with the following error message: This Device is NOT Eligable 4 Restore! Both are Known Issues according to the Responses that I got from Apple's Bug Reporting Unit! Just FYI!

tscallions said,
Really? I had no problems doing the Beta 6 OTA update on both my iPhone 4 & iPad 2. The only issue that I had was that it wiped out my pictures which it states in the release notes that this is a known issue with Beta 6. I just synced my pictures back using iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 64bit that also installed with no issues.

tscallions said,
Really? I had no problems doing the Beta 6 OTA update on both my iPhone 4 & iPad 2. The only issue that I had was that it wiped out my pictures which it states in the release notes that this is a known issue with Beta 6. I just synced my pictures back using iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 64bit that also installed with no issues.

no issue for me, was on 5 then 6 was release and installed over the air!

Just to let you guys know the Following: The IPhone 5 may get Delayed past October as us Apple Developers are having a very hard time even getting Beta 6 installed with both Over the Air Updates Failing to Install (happened to me on my IPhone 3GS) and ITunes 10.5 Beta 6 installs Failing with the Following Error Message: This Device is NOT Eligable 4 Restore (Affected me as well on my 1st Generation IPad)! Just FYI!

My contract doesn't finish until Sept next year, but have been considering moving from Blackberry to a phone with more apps etc. A more 'fun' phone. Will be interesting to see what specs the 5 brings

Wouldn't this mean it would be a closer September launch because this has been the highest # of beta versions released to one iOS update?

Ebartolon said,
Wouldn't this mean it would be a closer September launch because this has been the highest # of beta versions released to one iOS update?
exactly what I was thinking.

Spirit Dave said,

Ignorant comment got in there first I see ....

Gotta admit it's funny the guy is angry over Apple suing Samsung lol . Umad?

lol just kidding

ShareShiz said,
I hope the Europeans ban sales of the iPhone

Don't worry, Shitpple is going down sooner or later with those lawsuits. Just be patient.

TDT said,

Don't worry, Shitpple is going down sooner or later with those lawsuits. Just be patient.

If you think Apple is just going to "go down" after lawsuits, then you're crazy.

TDT said,

Don't worry, Shitpple is going down sooner or later with those lawsuits. Just be patient.

One of the richest companies in the world? Good one

TDT said,

Don't worry, Shitpple is going down sooner or later with those lawsuits. Just be patient.

Shitpple................ yeah that works O.o