1. Shooter03's Avatar
    Just wondering what peopeles ideas on how many Beta versions there are going to be, isn't it usually only 3 and with about two months to go till a supposed release and the way apple release beta versions (every two or so weeks) anyone reckon there's going be anymore?
    07-13-2011 03:41 AM
  2. Libuff's Avatar
    at this rate of a new version every 2 weeks, then 7 total betas? i'm sure they'll slow down, and maybe we'll get 5.. thats just a random assertion tho. i have no actual information..
    07-13-2011 04:42 AM
  3. ivanp62's Avatar
    When iOS 5 release? In month?
    07-13-2011 07:23 AM
  4. itsalexaye's Avatar
    When iOS 5 release? In month?
    nobody knows for sure except Apple, all we know is that it will be available "this fall"
    07-13-2011 08:13 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    When we stop having major issues with betas, and Apple is happy, we will get a final product and no more betas. I would say a minimum of 5.
    07-13-2011 08:26 AM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    I forsee a total of 5 betas total. I personally think the gap from beta 3 to beta 4 will be the longest. At least a month until beta 4. Some big issues have been taken care of (that have affected me) from what my testing has shown, now it's just a matter of stomping out annoying small ones. The final betas are going to be about fine tuning, IMO.
    Last edited by ghostface147; 07-13-2011 at 10:11 AM.
    07-13-2011 09:14 AM
  7. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    I think there will be four betas then the GM seed.
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    07-13-2011 09:24 AM
  8. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I think Apple will release Betas every two weeks until they get it right and then release the GM seed, I am anxious to see if they will do a Beta update via OTA to test that system out.
    07-13-2011 12:41 PM
  9. itsalexaye's Avatar
    I think Apple will release Betas every two weeks until they get it right and then release the GM seed, I am anxious to see if they will do a Beta update via OTA to test that system out.
    I think they would since its a new feature in iOS 5. But they cant fully test it til they roll out the first public OTA where millions maybe billions of people are accessing apple's iOS Servers.
    07-13-2011 12:44 PM
  10. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I think they would since its a new feature in iOS 5. But they cant fully test it til they roll out the first public OTA where millions maybe billions of people are accessing apple's iOS Servers.
    I don't think OTA updates would ever be released all at once, I would wager that they would take a regional or carrier approach to updates similar to android & webOS ... I don't think they would attempt to bring down their own servers. I also think that they would test the OTA feature in Beta prior to giving it a try on the release software. The whole MobileMe launch failure has taught apple some valuable lessons.
    07-13-2011 12:48 PM
  11. nyanyanmeow's Avatar
    late september early october. most probably it's early october with the iphone 5.

    ios 5 due for fall launch remember
    07-13-2011 01:08 PM
  12. Ios5beta3's Avatar
    Yeah mostly 5, 4 will probably introduce Wifi Sync to Windows users, fix up bugs, and if not still some bugs and beta 5 could fix all bugs since they are being reduced with each beta and by GM all of it will be spotless! (My idea anyways)
    07-13-2011 01:29 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    last year, the GM seed was the 5th beta. This year I believe we'll see 6-8 since its not releasing until fall. Should be rock solid
    07-13-2011 01:31 PM
  14. Batting1000's Avatar
    I think there will be four betas then the GM seed.
    Agreed. I don't believe there has ever been an iPhone OS that has exceeded 4 or 5 beta versions before the GM seed.
    07-13-2011 07:55 PM
  15. Dryland's Avatar
    I say 6-8 including the GM. Apple has to get this completely right. They're introducing a lot of new features and capabilities. Beta 4 is ok, but still feels like a beta. Plus, they have plenty of time to let iOS 5 bake. Why stop testing 2 months before it's publicly available?
    07-13-2011 09:43 PM
  16. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    I say 6-8 including the GM. Apple has to get this completely right. They're introducing a lot of new features and capabilities. Beta 4 is ok, but still feels like a beta. Plus, they have plenty of time to let iOS 5 bake. Why stop testing 2 months before it's publicly available?
    How are you on beta 4 when the devs just barely got seeded beta 3 on Monday?
    07-13-2011 09:46 PM
  17. Guacho's Avatar
    How are you on beta 4 when the devs just barely got seeded beta 3 on Monday?
    He lives in the future.... =)
    07-14-2011 12:01 AM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    How are you on beta 4 when the devs just barely got seeded beta 3 on Monday?
    conspiracy, Rusty?
    07-14-2011 12:17 AM
  19. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    conspiracy, Rusty?
    Either that or his last name rhymes with fobs! I kid, I kid.
    07-14-2011 01:04 AM
  20. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Either that or his last name rhymes with fobs! I kid, I kid.
    User name win. Lol.
    07-14-2011 01:32 AM
  21. Ios5beta3's Avatar
    Lol either he's in the future or typo , and yes features have come out but with each beta more bugs come out, apple will have to work on this so I guess more betas will have to come.
    07-14-2011 02:44 AM
  22. Shooter03's Avatar
    last year, the GM seed was the 5th beta. This year I believe we'll see 6-8 since its not releasing until fall. Should be rock solid
    Hope so mate, looking forward to it. Plenty of awesome features in this one. I was thinking around 5-7 betas, I suppose only time will tell.
    07-14-2011 04:26 AM
  23. nyanyanmeow's Avatar
    How are you on beta 4 when the devs just barely got seeded beta 3 on Monday?
    maybe he meant iOS 4 Beta.
    Last edited by nyanyanmeow; 07-14-2011 at 09:43 AM.
    07-14-2011 06:05 AM
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