OS 3 Beta 5 expired? Anyone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shagthedrummer, May 28, 2009.

  1. shagthedrummer macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2009
    OK.... so in most of the world it's May 29th now. Many of you were saying that Beta 5 would expire today...... anyone have the pink screen yet?

  2. shagthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2009
    you don't count yet.... it's still the 28th in California! ;)
  3. Mengels7 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    Based on what? Is it written in the firmware to die today? Or just a bunch of ignorant fanboys speculating because they think they understand Apple or something?
  4. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    and you do ?
  5. shagthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2009
    I have no idea that it dies today....that's what I was wondering. I want to know what the fanboys say now.
  6. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    i really hope it doesnt die... this is my only phone :(
  7. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    surely it will expire about 24hrs AFTER the next beta is released? (whenever that may be)
  8. shagthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2009
    dude.... you ain't supposed to admit that you run the beta on your only iphone! act like you are cool.... and have 10 iphones... and you don't care.
  9. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I'm pretty sure Apple can change the date when it expires. Most of us think its two weeks, but somehow, someway, Apple can make it three, four, five week if they wanted. I doubt Apple would allow all the Beta 5 testers to have brick iPhones.
  10. lyhte macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2008
    My guess (follow me here): the next release of beta 6 will be on June 9th. I read in the forums here that beta 5 was to expire on June 19th. It got me thinking. Every other beta has expired 10 days after the new release (e.g. Beta 3 expired 10 days after beta 4 was released, giving developers ample time to update without PSOD). Now, why do I think June 9th? That would be the day after the WWDC keynote speech where all the surprises are to be revealed. So if Apple has any major tricks up their sleeves, releasing beta 6 the day after the keynote would allow them to keep their secrets under wraps till then. Just a thought...
  11. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    That actually makes sense.

    It happened with 2.0 betas.
  12. arovik macrumors member

    May 25, 2009
    When i restarted my phone now, it just showed the apple for a long time, så i did a reset and then it showed the pink screen for about 1 second, then it came on. early signs of expiration? I have'nt tried to restarted it again after that
  13. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Once - and Apple worked on it as fast as possible to get a release out because they made a mistake.

    That was it activating with the network. Don't worry.
  14. stranzhe macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009

    Hey guys...

    I did find the same information that beta 5 will expire on 19th of June and if our phones still working than that might be true.
  15. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    A fan boy admitting apple made a mistake? O my gosh :rolleyes:
  16. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008

    They can then put the iTunes iPhone icon into the beta 6 then :D
  17. shagthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2009
    so then..... here we are on May 29th..... no expiration? Who's calling it? Who's gonna go give the fan boys a swirly?
  18. brvheart macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    incoming swirly :)

    Who really cares anyway - I can live without 3.0 for a few if I have to roll back to 2.2.1 - I will sure miss Copy and Paste - but I will survive for the day :)
  19. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    WTF is your problem? It's as if you're asking for an argument to start.

    From what I've read, the beta isn't set to expire until the first week in June. Set your calendar to June 6th and see what happens if you're really interested in finding out.
  20. pesos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2006
    Crap, so I woke up this morning and half groggy I was trying to switch my wifi back on (comcast had cut out last night so I disabled it) and inadvertently hit the flight mode on button. Once I did, my b5 phone went into the itunes/emergency purple screen and itunes is saying my software expired. WTH?
  21. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Hahahahahaha. Anyone else wanna try this?
  22. philstone macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    Jersey, Channel Isles
    Just put my Beta 5 into flight mode and no problems....
  23. alansaysstop macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    no problems with my beta5 today. someone set there phone to june 9th and it still hadn't expired, so I'm not worried about it just yet. Who thinks 3.0 will be released to the public after WWDC?
  24. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    i can guarantee you it won't be before WWDC.

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