1. itsalexaye's Avatar
    here's the proof:

    iOS 5 Beta 4 Will Expire on August 31 | The iOS Empire

    so maybe this is the last beta before the GM?
    07-27-2011 11:48 AM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    all betas except the GM have a expiration date
    07-27-2011 12:01 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    I agree with Garz... move along... nothing to see... #oldnews
    07-27-2011 12:12 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    dmt316 and chiratsu like this.
    07-27-2011 12:51 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    This is definately not the last beta IMO there are still too many bugs and crashes. There will be a GM too which I still consider a beta, I'm weird but anything that isn't release to me is a beta.
    07-27-2011 01:15 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    This is definately not the last beta IMO there are still too many bugs and crashes. There will be a GM too which I still consider a beta, I'm weird but anything that isn't release to me is a beta.
    I also do believe the next one will not be GM either. Too many things still need fixing.
    07-27-2011 01:32 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I also do believe the next one will not be GM either. Too many things still need fixing.
    +1... roger that...
    07-27-2011 02:00 PM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    This is definately not the last beta IMO there are still too many bugs and crashes. There will be a GM too which I still consider a beta, I'm weird but anything that isn't release to me is a beta.
    So let me understand this. If a GM build is only for developers one week before the same exact build is out to the public, you consider it beta until the commoners can get it even though it's the same exact thing?
    07-27-2011 02:17 PM
  9. Rodville's Avatar
    So let me understand this. If a GM build is only for developers one week before the same exact build is out to the public, you consider it beta until the commoners can get it even though it's the same exact thing?
    Why not? Apple can still make tweaks to the iOS before the commoners get it. So why not consider it the final beta?
    07-27-2011 02:37 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    So let me understand this. If a GM build is only for developers one week before the same exact build is out to the public, you consider it beta until the commoners can get it even though it's the same exact thing?
    GM is usually the version they release almost everytime so I agree to a point with you. But iOS 4.2 GM never hit for public release as Apple slightly delayed release and updated it with another GM 4.2.1. So you can say they are still beta until Apple officially releases it.
    07-27-2011 02:44 PM
  11. coolqf's Avatar
    How many RCs are there normally before an iOS goes to GM? I figured the iPhone 5 wouldn't be released until iOS hits V5
    07-30-2011 11:42 AM
  12. Rodville's Avatar
    I would imagine it can vary based on the number and severity of bugs. This is the first iOS I have been in beta for so I can't say with absolute certainty.
    07-30-2011 11:46 AM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I believe last year there were 6 BETAs. But they also came more frequently last year.
    07-31-2011 07:04 PM
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