Can I upgrade to the official update if i'm on GM 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by negro napoleon, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. negro napoleon macrumors member

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    How will I be able to access the real/official version?
     
  2. scottytwo macrumors member

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  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    GM is the real/official version, by definition. What are you talking about?
     
  4. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    It could be a build or 2 off. Of there is anything real important, we'll see 6.0.1 soon as I'm sure the iphone 5's that have been built and shipped wouldnt have much more than the GM on them.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    If it was a build or 2 off, by definition, it wouldn't be GM.

    iPhone 5's will have GM on them. That's what GM means.

    5.0.1 took over a month last year. Don't expect 6.0.1 for awhile.
     
  6. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    If there is any difference you will get an OTA update notification, but its unlikely.
     
  7. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    Apple has made changes between GMs and public releases on the past. OS X 10.7.2 was that way.
     
  8. TMac923 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering the same thing. The update software may just be simply looking for the software version. As it says iOS 6, in settings. We may not be able to get the actual official version without doing a reset/recovery.
     
  9. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it since all iPhone 5's will ship with the GM. They won't make every person who bought a new iphone do a full restore if the build changes.
     
  10. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    You wouldn't need to do a full restore. That's what upgrades are for. ;)
     
  11. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    If you want to install the released version even though you have GM you will probably get the message that your phone is up to date when you click on the check for update.

    You can however download the ipsa file when its know and then option click on check for update and browse to the file.
     
  12. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I was going to post this, but what this guy posted is the answer to your question if you really want to upgrade to what Apple is releasing to everyone. It really isn't different though.
     
  13. jutte64 macrumors regular

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    if your really worried about it just hook it up to iTunes and hit Restore and restore your phone. that will download the iOS straight from Apple and install it on your phone.
     
  14. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    There is no difference between the GM and the update released to the public now.

    Apple releases it to developers early so they can make sure their apps are working on the final version.

    It’s the same reason Windows 8 has been finished for a while now, but the public release is October 26th. They have to give developers time to make sure everything is working correctly.
     

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