1. itsalexaye's Avatar
    According to some hackers, they think they've cracked Apple's OTA schedule.

    iOS 5 Beta 6 to be released on Wednesday, August 17th | The iOS Empire
    08-07-2011 12:04 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    I'd sooner say there's no schedule for the betas, and that they release when they have a significant fix/addition.
    08-07-2011 12:19 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    I believe at this point, iOS 5.0 is feature complete. Now it's time to crack down on the bugs. Any new features (outside of iPhone 5 new features) will come in 5.1 or .2 for us.
    08-07-2011 01:33 PM
  4. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Is it just me or is the newsstand app not 100% working yet? the store button inside it is not functional yet on my iPhone 3GS.
    08-07-2011 01:48 PM
  5. llfloyd79's Avatar
    I'd sooner say there's no schedule for the betas, and that they release when they have a significant fix/addition.
    I agree 100%!
    08-07-2011 01:52 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    It may happen. Maybe not. But I'm sure Apples original intention was not to release beta 5 on a Saturday so nothing is guaranteed.
    08-07-2011 02:03 PM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I agree with Garz ...
    08-07-2011 02:51 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    As with other issues/items... it will be here when it gets here. Still busy taking beta 5 for it's test drive.
    08-07-2011 05:44 PM
  9. brengla's Avatar
    I believe at this point, iOS 5.0 is feature complete. Now it's time to crack down on the bugs. Any new features (outside of iPhone 5 new features) will come in 5.1 or .2 for us.
    I agree. Though its a shame because there are things in iOS 5 that would have Ben better upgraded now. Such as some kind of marker in the status bar when a new notification comes in. It's easy to miss the little double height pop ups at the top of the screen.
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    08-09-2011 06:04 AM
  10. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I agree. Though its a shame because there are things in iOS 5 that would have Ben better upgraded now. Such as some kind of marker in the status bar when a new notification comes in. It's easy to miss the little double height pop ups at the top of the screen.
    Totally agree, would love to see some sort of indicator that you have a missed notification. Would have also liked to see a updated version of maps, IMO Androids maps application smokes the version on iPhone.
    08-09-2011 10:11 AM
  11. Dazzx's Avatar
    Agree , maps is well due an upgrade ! ,I have a sneaky feeling something. It is coming in the way of maps sometime next year.




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    08-10-2011 03:35 AM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    Apple plans to release next beta of iOS 5 on Wednesday, August 17 | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

    We know you are just rooting through iOS Beta 5 now, but were think weve cracked the OTA update date code.

    Apple plans to release their next developer seed of iOS 5, Beta 6, on Wednesday, August 17th according to some codes a few developers sent our way. The sources, who provided us with the exact date and time of todays iOS 5 beta 5 release (which we were skeptical of because it was a Saturday), warns that because we are still days away from the planned release, the seeding can be delayed due to bugs or other reasons out of our control.

    Anyway, you might want to block out your calendar for Wednesday evening.

    guess we'll see if they truly cracked the OTA update code..
    08-10-2011 11:38 AM
  13. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    At this point next release may be GM ... As Beta 5 is running incredibly well, battery life is actually better than what I was getting on 4.3.5 and the phone is no longer warm to the touch after heavy usage. They have come a long way very quickly.
    08-10-2011 11:42 AM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    At this point next release may be GM ... As Beta 5 is running incredibly well, battery life is actually better than what I was getting on 4.3.5 and the phone is no longer warm to the touch after heavy usage. They have come a long way very quickly.
    I don't think they're ready for GM yet... and until Apple sorts out the reset/set up as new issue (which may, in fact, be totally an iTunes issue), I don't see it. Probably another beta or two before we see GM... but I agree, they keep getting better, and we're getting really close...
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    08-10-2011 11:51 AM
  15. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I don't think they're ready for GM yet... and until Apple sorts out the reset/set up as new issue (which may, in fact, be totally an iTunes issue), I don't see it. Probably another beta or two before we see GM... but I agree, they keep getting better, and we're getting really close...
    There is still a issue with wifi sync as well, if you delete a item that is on your device and don't manually uncheck it in iTunes it will automatically re-install during your next sync, but I thought that may just be a iTunes issue. I am tempted to migrate my MobileMe to iCloud to test the iCloud backup feature, in the release notes on iOS B5 calendar events aren't pushing, so I am nervous about that at this point. However overall, I haven't had any issues aside from the random notification drawer appearing on the lock screen. I am very happy with this beta and special thanks to you sir
    08-10-2011 11:59 AM
  16. ghostface147's Avatar
    At this point next release may be GM ... As Beta 5 is running incredibly well, battery life is actually better than what I was getting on 4.3.5 and the phone is no longer warm to the touch after heavy usage. They have come a long way very quickly.
    iOS may be good enough, but there are still some issues that need to be worked out. Plus developers still need to update their apps. Plus iTunes 10.5 still is buggy...which there's a thread on that.
    08-10-2011 12:12 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    At this point next release may be GM ... As Beta 5 is running incredibly well, battery life is actually better than what I was getting on 4.3.5 and the phone is no longer warm to the touch after heavy usage. They have come a long way very quickly.
    Not a chance the next release will be GM. Too many bugs still to be ironed out. I think we see 2-3 more betas
    08-10-2011 12:18 PM
  18. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Not a chance the next release will be GM. Too many bugs still to be ironed out. I think we see 2-3 more betas
    LOL, would be a fun line bet wouldn't it? That's the best and worst part about Apple, we won't know until we get there. I am very happy though with their progress.
    08-10-2011 01:33 PM
  19. BLiNK's Avatar
    At this point next release may be GM ... As Beta 5 is running incredibly well, battery life is actually better than what I was getting on 4.3.5 and the phone is no longer warm to the touch after heavy usage. They have come a long way very quickly.
    battery life is indeed magnificent. i remember there were discussions here a while back as to whether or not just software alone could improve it or not

    i believe that it has with iOS 5
    08-10-2011 03:50 PM
  20. Garz's Avatar
    LOL, would be a fun line bet wouldn't it? That's the best and worst part about Apple, we won't know until we get there. I am very happy though with their progress.
    I feel they have made worse progress this year. Last year beta 1 was almost useless. This year beta 1 was usable. Last year the had only 4 betas before it went GM. Not happening this year
    08-10-2011 04:14 PM
  21. Ba6636's Avatar
    Im betting on at least two more betas before GM. This year is very different than past years, as icloud is a MAJOR addition, and must be brought along slowly, if nothing else foe the devs.
    08-10-2011 04:58 PM
  22. skaramanga's Avatar
    I feel they have made worse progress this year. Last year beta 1 was almost useless. This year beta 1 was usable. Last year the had only 4 betas before it went GM. Not happening this year
    Do we really care how many betas it takes? As long as the release version is good
    08-11-2011 05:26 AM
  23. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    I hope the Store button in the Newstand app gets fixed in the gold master or in beta 6. But I kinda doubt beta 6 will come out on Wednesday.
    08-11-2011 11:12 AM
  24. Fausty82's Avatar
    I hope the Store button in the Newstand app gets fixed in the gold master or in beta 6. But I kinda doubt beta 6 will come out on Wednesday.
    That's a major "duh"... OF COURSE Apple will activate the Newsstand app in or before GM. And to state the obvious, it's NOT broken, the feature has just not yet been activated.

    That's one of the stupidest comments I have ever seen.
    08-11-2011 11:53 AM
  25. CG68's Avatar
    For those of you running the beta version how has the battery life been? Any positives/negatives?
    08-11-2011 12:00 PM
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