With ios 5 gm

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  1. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    When the official one comes out will I have too put the new official one on my phone or am I able too stick with gm?
     
  2. Virance macrumors regular

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    The GM and the first public release should be identical. The GM is what new iPhone 4s' will ship with.
     
  3. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    The GM is identical to the official one. So, you won't need to upgrade until iOS 5.1 (or whatever it is numbered).
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Many say the gm version will be the global release !

    Its due out in 2 days so why bother !
     
  5. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    The GM will be the public release. Unless some major bug is unearthed before then.
     
  6. NorfolkMustard macrumors regular

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    There'll be at least one more release of iOS5, the one which comes with iP4S. This hasn't been released to devs yet. It probably won't mean another ver'n for iP4 (etc), but it is a build we haven't seen yet.
     
  7. Bronken, Oct 10, 2011
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    Well, the Gm should be the final Version. But I think you still have to upgrade to the final iOS5 when it comes out as the GM Seed may have a deactivation timestamp like all other betas, but that I'm only sure with "true" betas.

    One other thing I can definitely tell you is that the GM wasn't the same as the final version in iOS 4.3 (I think that was the last major release)
    Those days I had a major bug in one of my iPhone3GS-es that even occurred in the GM Seed. (The LCD Screen didn't turn off with the iphone when going to sleep!)
    That bug was gone in the final public release, just like the apple dev staff promised me.

    So I strongly sugest updating to the public release.
     
  8. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Byte for byte, it will be the same. No point in "upgrading at all".

    In respect to iOS 4, that was a rare case of a second GM being released.
     
  9. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you guys keep saying this? It is not true, the GM's that are released early for iOS developers timebomb and they always have.
     
  10. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Always have? Since when?
     
  11. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    I don't recall this ever being true. The betas have expiry dates, the masters do not.
     
  12. saving107 macrumors 603

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_master

    Their are no "Time Bombs" in a GM build, this will be the same version that gets released on Wednesday.
     
  13. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I don't ever remember Apple doing that for a GM. Betas work this way though.
     
  14. Smith288 macrumors 6502a

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    Um..... Clearly not an authoritative source regarding the subject, eh?

    GM is the final has no developer device checks and no time bomb.
     

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