If you have been closely following the news regarding Apple's mobile operating system, the iOS, then you should be aware that we are currently under the pre-release seeds of the iOS 5. But now as the "Let's Talk iPhone" concluded, the Cupertino company has finally released the Gold Master candidate of the iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
It took seven pre-release builds of the iOS 5 and now it seems that Apple is finally done with polishing its much awaited update to the iOS. For the uninitiated, Gold Master is the designation that's given to a hardware or software that is most likely going to be similar to the final commercial version and also it is the build that will be subjected to mass production. In case major issues or bugs are found, then the company will be releasing yet another GM candidate. But otherwise, the iOS 5 Gold Master Candidate that we are seeing now is going to be largely similar to the final, commercial build which will be releasing on the 12th of October.
Yes folks, it seems that in just a matter of a week, the rest of the iOS user population will be able to get their eager hands on Apple's latest mobile operating software. But for now, you know the drill. Much like previous beta builds of the iOS 5, the Gold Master candidate is only available to those who have a developers account. In the most likelihood, copies of the iOS 5 GM candidate will end up on popular file sharing websites. But if you want to download them the legal way, all you have to do is enroll for an account over at Apple's iOS Dev Center. The process is quite painless and there are no high standard requirements since all you have to do is pay the annual fee of $99. Definitely a worthy investment to budding iOS developers and enthusiasts alike.
Keep in mind that in order to sync your devices using iTunes, you will need to download the latest corresponding beta software which is the iTunes 10.5 Beta 9.
So mark your calendars folks, just a week more to go and you can finally try out the latest numbered version of the iOS. Over the past months after it was first announced in June, iOS 5 has already been shaping to be the best version of the iOS mobile operating system. Thanks to the 200+ new features that Apple has managed to squeeze in into it. So what can you expect? Well of course there is the new non-intrusive and highly intuitive mobile notifications system, the Notifications Center. It is also hard to ignore the new mobile messaging just for the iOS, the iMessage. Twitter fans are also in for a treat as the micro-messaging service comes baked right into the iOS 5. And expect a lot more goodies to come with the iOS 5. More than 100,000 registered developers have tested out this new mobile OS and feedbacks are mostly positive, so one can say that iOS fans are really in for some good stuff.
Remember folks, the public release date of the iOS 5 is October 12th. And as usual, the update will be free of charge.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback