iOS 5 beta 7 released to developers

Apple continues to prepare its third party developers for the release of iOS 5, the next major version of its mobile operating system. On Wednesday the company released beta 7 of iOS 5 to those developers, along with new beta versions of iTunes 10.5, the Apple TV software, and Xcode 4.2. While the exact change log is supposed to not be released to the public, Boy Genius Report has gotten hold of it anyway and posted all of the details.

This particular beta release doesn't have any new features. It's mainly about fixing bugs and solving some issues from previous beta versions. That likely means that Apple is getting closer to finalizing iOS 5 for its public debut. Apple is expected to release iOS 5 for free to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users around the time it launches the long awaited iPhone 5 smartphone and the iPod hardware refresh. At the moment the smart money is for that to happen around the end of September or the beginning of October. It will also be the first Apple hardware launch without its founder Steve Jobs in charge.

In terms of its new features, Apple has already revealed that iOS 5 will have support for Apple's new iCloud, WiFi syncing with Windows PC as well as the Mac, the new Notification Center,  setting up an iPhone without the need for a Mac or Windows PC and lots more.

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Is that a good enough known issue 4 you? Forgot to mention the fact that they removed the Personal Hotspot in Beta 7 as well, at least on my IPhone 3GS!

P.S. This is the second time in a row that the Over Air Upgrade Failed on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS! Just FYI. We are nowhere even close to the GM Build based on all the posts I have been reading in the Private Apple Developer Forums, Lots of Problems Reported!

kevpan815 said,
P.S. This is the second time in a row that the Over Air Upgrade Failed on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS! Just FYI. We are nowhere even close to the GM Build based on all the posts I have been reading in the Private Apple Developer Forums, Lots of Problems Reported!

Based on the forums or your ota problem?

ccoltmanm said,

Based on the forums or your ota problem?

I just wanted to warn everyone that on the IPhone 3GS, According to the Release Notes, When Upgrading from Beta 6 to 7, If using ITunes 10.5 Beta 7, You are required to first put the IPhone 3GS in DFU Mode, Otherwise you will own a Bricked IPhone 3GS! Just FYI!

kevpan815 said,
Forgot to mention that I had to put the IPhone 3GS in DFU Mode in order to Fix the Boot Loop Problem.

That still doesn't seemed to have fixed your other problem, namely using capital letters where they aren't needed.

roadwarrior said,

That still doesn't seemed to have fixed your other problem, namely using capital letters where they aren't needed.

Thanks for the laugh

The Over The AIr Upgrade Failed again (Beta 6 to Beta 7) on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS (Boot Loop)! Bug Report has already been Filed on that issue, my Final Fantasy 2 locking up at the very beginning of the game Bug still occurs as well.

kevpan815 said,
The Over The AIr Upgrade Failed again (Beta 6 to Beta 7) on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS (Boot Loop)! Bug Report has already been Filed on that issue, my Final Fantasy 2 locking up at the very beginning of the game Bug still occurs as well.

OTA failed for me too on my 3GS and I fixed it the same as you.

kevpan815 said,
The Over The AIr Upgrade Failed again (Beta 6 to Beta 7) on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS (Boot Loop)! Bug Report has already been Filed on that issue, my Final Fantasy 2 locking up at the very beginning of the game Bug still occurs as well.

Worked fine on my 3GS, 4, and iPad 2.

The FF2 crash you have to take up with the developer of the game.

Nothing against anybody. But lately neowin has been really slow with news
many posts here i saw day ago on other sites.

speed up guys!

Zain Adeel said,
Nothing against anybody. But lately neowin has been really slow with news
many posts here i saw day ago on other sites.

speed up guys!


It's the same writer each time.

It's like he's getting paid for it or something
/sarcasm

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
geez 7 betas already? this makes MS's beta 1 and beta 2 only seem condensed

One release every two weeks. Hardly excessive.

thommcg said,

& how many patches since then?

Less than iOS4...
Less than Snow Leopard...
Less than Leopard...

Before you throw out, no because of blah blah...
(Apple likes to roll patches in a large bundle; however, it does not reduce the number of patched items.)

So back to reality... 7 betas is a bit much, but considering Apple doesn't have the automation testing processes Microsoft uses, they rely on betas for 'general' bugs rather than specific hardware software combination bugs.

We have come to the conclusion that this guy is only writing articles for money. Please fire him.

Signed,
Whole Neoslow.
Thanks!

out of curiosity, is the factory unlocked, non commitment iP 4 have a price reduction when iP 5 gets released? ... and on the same note ... iOS5 will be ok on iP4 right?

zeta_immersion said,
out of curiosity, is the factory unlocked, non commitment iP 4 have a price reduction when iP 5 gets released? ... and on the same note ... iOS5 will be ok on iP4 right?

I've ran all the betas on my iphone 4 and ipad 1, both are absolutely fine under beta 7

zeta_immersion said,
out of curiosity, is the factory unlocked, non commitment iP 4 have a price reduction when iP 5 gets released? ... and on the same note ... iOS5 will be ok on iP4 right?

Yes, iOS 5 will support iPhone 4 and you'd imagine the iPhone 4 would become cheaper once iPhone 5 is announced. You'll know in a few weeks.

thommcg said,

Yes, iOS 5 will support iPhone 4 and you'd imagine the iPhone 4 would become cheaper once iPhone 5 is announced. You'll know in a few weeks.

cool, send of sept cannot come fast enough