No Upgrade from GM?
I plugged my iPod in yesterday, which already has the GM version of iOS 5 on it, and iTunes told me that I already had the most up to date version installed. Have other people had that experience?
I guess I just figured that something would have changed.
- 10-13-2011, 08:25 AM #2
- 10-13-2011, 08:27 AM #3iPhone Beginner
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The GM version IS the release version. Thats why it's called GM "Golden Master" it's the version sent to the factory / warehouse to be burned on all the phones prior to shipment. Or in the olden days, it was the version sent out to the CD/DVD manufactures to be used to press the CD/DVDs.
- 10-13-2011, 08:33 AM #4
- 10-13-2011, 08:45 AM #5
The GM will be installed on devices at the factory at the same time it's sent to developers.
What can happen is a point release can be sent in a follow up to the factory as well, and in fact multiple releases may end up there this way. The GM will still be a production release however, even if it's not the only one.