1. DougFNJ's Avatar
    Like the subject says, will it be available midnight like the preorders, or do they have a time of day they do it?
    10-10-2011 12:27 AM
  2. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    0314 on the dot
    10-10-2011 12:28 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Like the subject says, will it be available midnight like the preorders, or do they have a time of day they do it?
    It will be available for download when Apple releases it. It's extremely doubtful that it will be before late morning, PST. I'm guessing around 10 am PST, but we don't know for sure. It will not be available at midnight.
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    10-10-2011 12:42 AM
  4. MustangLife's Avatar
    It will be available for download when Apple releases it. It's extremely doubtful that it will be before late morning, PST. I'm guessing around 10 am PST, but we don't know for sure. It will not be available at midnight.
    I'm gonna take a guess and say 12Pacific and 3am eastern time. I think they will make some kind of announcement.

    To the original thread starter. If you are pumped about Ios5. Just download the iosGM which is the same version all the Iphone4S's will get and is clean and out of beta. And than install it via Itunes. Just click Shift plus restore and choose the ios ipsw file you downloaded and there you go.

    Josh
    10-10-2011 04:50 AM
  5. dwilk21's Avatar
    3am EST would be my guess
    10-10-2011 07:49 AM
  6. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    At least we have iOS 5 to look forward to...it makes the wait for the iPhone 4S slightly more bearable!
    10-10-2011 07:58 AM
  7. hermdog's Avatar
    If I remember correctly from the past OS releases they were released about 10am/pst ,1pm/est.
    10-10-2011 08:40 AM
  8. jhigs's Avatar
    Does Apple allow everyone to d/l the newest version of iOS at the same time, or is it released in waves as is typical of Android releases from carriers?
    10-10-2011 08:42 AM
  9. whmurray's Avatar
    Does Apple allow everyone to d/l the newest version of iOS at the same time, or is it released in waves as is typical of Android releases from carriers?
    It is not so much what Apple allows as what is physically possible. No matter the available capacity, we will stress it to the limits.
    10-10-2011 09:07 AM
  10. Nicodm's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it will be available as an OTA update from the GM version?
    10-10-2011 11:17 AM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it will be available as an OTA update from the GM version?
    Interesting question. Have you had OTA updates to apps? An OTA updates to iOS?
    10-10-2011 11:24 AM
  12. bkmac's Avatar
    Are the 4S's shipping with iOS5 programmed or is the download required?
    10-10-2011 11:31 AM
  13. Timhewitt's Avatar
    The 4Ss are shipping with iOS 5
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    10-10-2011 11:36 AM
  14. Timhewitt's Avatar
    The GM is what's shipping on the devices coming from the factory, so if there is any update for the general release it will be available as a delta OTA update as well for anyone who installed the GM
    10-10-2011 11:38 AM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it will be available as an OTA update from the GM version?
    That's a trick question... because what will be released IS the GM version. There may be an update closely following (within the first week) the initial 5.0 release on 10/12, and it should be available via OTA and iTunes.

    What I am hearing /reading is that the minor releases (5.0.1, 5.0.2, etc) will be available both via OTA and iTunes. The "point" releases (5.1, 5.2) will only be available via iTunes. But until we get there, we won't know for sure.
    10-10-2011 12:02 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    Usually around 10am PST
    10-10-2011 12:03 PM
  17. xxDruMMer BoYxx's Avatar
    I'm gonna take a guess and say 12Pacific and 3am eastern time. I think they will make some kind of announcement.

    To the original thread starter. If you are pumped about Ios5. Just download the iosGM which is the same version all the Iphone4S's will get and is clean and out of beta. And than install it via Itunes. Just click Shift plus restore and choose the ios ipsw file you downloaded and there you go.

    Josh
    Newb question i guess cuz ive downloaded ios's before apart from itunes, but essentially their isnt anything different from the ipsw download than the one ios that will come out on wednesday? other than its coming from 3rd party site than apple itunes?
    10-10-2011 05:15 PM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    Newb question i guess cuz ive downloaded ios's before apart from itunes, but essentially their isnt anything different from the ipsw download than the one ios that will come out on wednesday? other than its coming from 3rd party site than apple itunes?
    The "download" will not occur apart from iTunes. It will be the official, available to everyone iOS 5.0 software. Simply connect your phone to your computer, open iTunes and click CHECK FOR UPDATE on the iPhone (device) summary page.

    iTunes will then download the proper version of iOS for your device and install it when the download is complete.
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    10-10-2011 05:20 PM
  19. xxDruMMer BoYxx's Avatar
    The "download" will not occur apart from iTunes. It will be the official, available to everyone iOS 5.0 software. Simply connect your phone to your computer, open iTunes and click CHECK FOR UPDATE on the iPhone (device) summary page.

    iTunes will then download the proper version of iOS for your device and install it when the download is complete.
    My question didn't make sense I guess. What I meant was, if I download the gold master iOS 5 now from 3rd party site, will it be the same as if I got it directly from iTunes on Wednesday. Point: I want iOS 5 early.
    10-10-2011 06:15 PM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    My question didn't make sense I guess. What I meant was, if I download the gold master iOS 5 now from 3rd party site, will it be the same as if I got it directly from iTunes on Wednesday. Point: I want iOS 5 early.
    The official GM release will be no different from what is officially released on 10/12. So, in effect, you have now what will be released to the general public on Wednesday.
    10-10-2011 06:18 PM
  21. Tillsworth's Avatar
    Does anybody know if it's released at different times in different countries? I ask because I am in the UK and don't wanna wait until the evening to download it if it's not being released until the afternoon in the USA. I'm impatient!
    10-10-2011 06:36 PM
  22. Farmdreads's Avatar
    4:20 heh heh. Wait, what was the question?
    10-10-2011 08:53 PM
  23. pipemilo's Avatar
    I think its around 10 am PST, if I'm correct
    Also to clear up some minds, I think ios5 already comes with the iphone 4s right?
    so no downloading needed
    10-10-2011 08:57 PM
  24. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Yes the 4S is shipping with iOS 5
    10-10-2011 09:44 PM
  25. trentandrews's Avatar
    I can name the window of time it will show up for me. Sometime when I will not be hear a computer for 8 hours.
    10-10-2011 10:44 PM
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