Keeping iOS 5 on ipad and iOS 6 on iphone.

phr0ze

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I want to keep iOS 5 on my ipad (and still use the iOS 5 for development testing). But I want to also test with iOS 6 on my iphone. I am under the impression that I need to update itunes to upgrade to iOS 6.

What does that do to the rest of my iEcosystem, ie, apple TV, iCloud, App purchase sync, Music, etc?

Is there a guide?

Yes I searched but I get too many results.
 

phr0ze

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Wow, lazy....search again.
Wow, mean... None of my searches answer my questions about maintaining iOS5 and the rest of my ecosystem or the effects it has. And most of the searches are guides for jail breaking, or non-developers, etc.

Like I said, I tried searching just to avoid responses like yours.
 

petrucci666

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I want to keep iOS 5 on my ipad (and still use the iOS 5 for development testing). But I want to also test with iOS 6 on my iphone. I am under the impression that I need to update itunes to upgrade to iOS 6.

What does that do to the rest of my iEcosystem, ie, apple TV, iCloud, App purchase sync, Music, etc?

Is there a guide?

Yes I searched but I get too many results.
I didn't need to update iTunes to install iOS6, don't see why you would.

Problem solved.
 

batting1000

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Wow, mean... None of my searches answer my questions about maintaining iOS5 and the rest of my ecosystem or the effects it has. And most of the searches are guides for jail breaking, or non-developers, etc.

Like I said, I tried searching just to avoid responses like yours.
You just need to be on the latest version of iTunes, that's all. Make sure you're on the most recent version and you're good to go. There is no iTunes beta for developers, the most recent public version will work / is made to work with the iOS 6 betas.
 

phr0ze

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You just need to be on the latest version of iTunes, that's all. Make sure you're on the most recent version and you're good to go. There is no iTunes beta for developers, the most recent public version will work / is made to work with the iOS 6 betas.
Thank you. Other guides found by google stated I needed to update itunes to a beta.

That solves it.
 

WordMasterRice

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TheRainKing

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You best be able to downgrade, because I have a feeling I won't like iOS 6 and I don't want to be stuck on it.
 

Menel

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This just highlights another of Apples shortcomings. Being unable to downgrade iOS is inexcusable.
You can always revert to the current release.

DFU mode, restore in iTunes. Will take you from iOS6 Beta back to iOS5.1.1.
 

batting1000

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Good luck with that after it goes final, also let me know how getting to 5.0.1 goes for you.
After it goes final, I won't have any reason to go back so it won't matter.

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You can always revert to the current release.

DFU mode, restore in iTunes. Will take you from iOS6 Beta back to iOS5.1.1.
No need to go into DFU mode, just do a plain old shift+restore.
 

WordMasterRice

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He means for developers, to do tests to make sure their apps are still compatible/run well with older iOS. I believe he has a point!
Yes. I have to make a choice, unless I want to keep a dedicated development device for every iOS version on every phone, either upgrade and support the latest OS, or drop all support for everything but the latest. It's a pretty ****** choice if you ask me.
 

Kashsystems

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Yes. I have to make a choice, unless I want to keep a dedicated development device for every iOS version on every phone, either upgrade and support the latest OS, or drop all support for everything but the latest. It's a pretty ****** choice if you ask me.
I know plenty of developers who do not have several devices to support older IOS versions. Also iOS6 is supported on iPhones 3gs and greater. How many years back do you want to support? The 3gs is still being sold in many markets and comes with iOS 5 installed.

If you are worried about older os versions, you basically only need one extra device. If you are doing well as a developer that additional cost should not be an issue especially how cheap you can buy these older devices. I kept my iPhone 3gs for this very reason.