If iOS 5 is announced on June 6, when do you think it will be released?

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  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    All signs point to Jobs announcing iOS5 on Monday (June 6) but when do we think Apple will release it for the iPhone 4? In the past, I believe iOS was announced in April and released in June which would mean 2+ months of beta testing. If they stick to this schedule we could expect it to be released in August and maybe coincide with the release of iPhone 5 (or 4S). Anyway, being that there is no way any of us know for sure, what's your prediction?
     
  2. VforVelveta macrumors regular

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    Looking at the past, typically the iOS beta periods are about 2.5-3 months long, which would put the iOS 5 release in late August/early September.

    Based on that, my prediction is the iPhone/iOS 5 will come out in September at what is normally the annual iPod event. That event is getting kinda dry these days, since the shuffle and nano are fairly limited as to how much more they can do, and the iPod touch is pretty predictable since it generally just gets upgraded to match that years iPhone, so spicing the event up by releasing the new iPhone alongside a new iPod touch would make for a much more interesting event.
     
  3. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    My prediction is exactly the same as yours. And I also think the first beta of iOS5 will be available on Monday or at some point that week so that developers can start to learn and use its new functions.
     
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  5. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Based on prior experience, are the betas pretty stable or are they very buggy?
     
  6. wxman2003 Suspended

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    My bet is iphone 4S released this fall with ios5, iphone 5 4G next summer.
     
  7. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    not very buggy but they do have a few.
     
  8. Jumpman2033 macrumors regular

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    I have tried one beta before (iOS 4 i believe) and it wasn't too bad. Depending on what iOS 5 brings, i may try it again.
     
  9. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    do you just need too have a developers account for a beta?
     
  10. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes
     
  11. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. It makes perfect sense.
    Hopefully after WWDC all the rumors will be about the next generation iPhone. They usually start production 2 months before, so by the end of July or beginning of August we should be getting part leaks.
     
  12. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    is that all i need?
     
  13. gks macrumors 6502

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    The $99 iOS developer account. Not the free one.
     

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