iOS 5.1 before Christmas?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by MacBookPro13", Dec 22, 2011.

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    Not likely, with support staff on holiday, I don't think they'll want to release any major updates that could cause people to call or need help from apple.
     
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    I would say not until January, after the holiday vacation season and the Christmas new device support rush are over.
     
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    Has there been any recent beta's provided by apple to indicate they're getting close?

    For instance apple has provided a number of OSX seeds lately this is indicative of an update coming down the pike at some point
     
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    Lolno. And even if there was a chance, is a x.1 update from Apple anything to get excited over? All they do is make it even harder to jailbreak and maybe fix a bug.
     
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    Not a chance in hell. Can you imagine all the iPhones opened up for xmas and then needing a software update? Not the experience Apple strives for.
     
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    Pretty sure that most of them will require a software update to 5.0.1 anyway, I do understand the point though.
     
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    Tuesday after xmas maybe, or Tuesday after new years.

    I echo the other sentiments, Apple will not want to release a major update right before big family gathers and all, etc, people on vacation, don't want to risk the .5-1% that might have an issue with the update... because even .5% of Apple's install base is HUGE.
     
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    Good because the jailbreak for 5.0.1 is almost done ;)
     
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    Once the jb for 5.0.1 is ready, I'm sure 5.1 will be a breeze to jb
     
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    I'm personally excited for 5.1 in hopes that they improve battery life some more. My 4S battery is awful.
     
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    I don't notice any difference on iPhone4. I think it's mainly a Siri update.
     
  16. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly... also they're only up to the second beta. I would expect at least a couple more betas before a public release. They seem to wait a week or so in between each beta so at least 2 weeks or more I would say.
     
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    We thought we'd see it before Christmas, as it seems ready for primetime given the beta releases and whatnot, but it seems that they'll wait until early-mid January at this point.
     
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    I had the 5.1 beta 2 on my phone and not much different in features and battery life only difference I noticed was ability to remove photos from stream.

    I removed it as for some reason GTAIII was going crazy with controls and handling was poor since then GTA controls real good :)
     
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    in all honesty i dont think we will see iOS 5.1 till a new device is released.. the iPad 3. kinda hard to pin point a release date for 5.1 when apple never gave a time table like they did for 4.0 and 4.1. im going with either January or February.
     
  21. Mosco macrumors regular

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    Well they have already released 2 betas for it. I doubt the iPad 3 would be out until at least February, so i doubt they would release enough betas to warrant waiting another month and a half to release it.
     
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    I agree. And besides, 5.1 is hardly a selling point. It's a fix. My battery life sucks on my 4s. 5.1 coming out with the release of a new product hardly makes sense since it's not going to sway anyone into buying anything.
     
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    still thinking this wont be released for awhile unless there is no beta 3.
     
  25. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

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    Two big holidays just passed... Don't be too surprised if no work was done on a new beta during that time. I'd say we have a new beta within a week, but wouldn't be surprised if it was a little longer than that.
     

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