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AppleCare preparations hint at iOS 5.0 release around Oct. 10

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Apple has reportedly informed its AppleCare division to expect an influx of iOS-related inquiries from customers beginning Monday, Oct. 10, perhaps signaling when the company plans to release iOS 5 to existing device owners.

For instance, one person familiar with the matter said his local AppleCare call center has been told to expect an eightfold increase in customer calls on that day, and that staff are being advised ahead of time for the increased traffic.

The person could not say with any certainty what will be released on that Monday, but noted that the increase in call volume is related to iOS. This led them to speculate that Apple could release iOS 5 and iCloud on Oct. 10.

While AppleInsider cannot verify the accuracy of the information provided, the tip did include specific details on call volumes that suggest the details are at least plausible. However, since the details come from an unproven source, the information is presented solely in the interest of discussion.

It's unlikely that the Oct. 10 date would coincide with the release of a new iPhone, as Apple has typically issued hardware updates later in the week. Releasing a major update to iOS a few days before a new iPhone arrives would not be new, however.

In 2009, Apple publicly released version 3.0 of what was then known as "iPhone Software" on Wednesday, June 17 -- two days before the iPhone 3GS went on sale. And last year, iOS 4 became available on Monday, June 21, before the Thursday launch of the iPhone 4.

The information also aligns with a comment made this week by the CEO of French wireless carrier in an interview with BFM TV. According to iPhon.fr (via Google Translate), Stephane Richard suggested Apple's next iPhone will be released on Oct. 15, which would be a Saturday.

"If I believe what we heard, the iPhone 5 will be released Oct. 15," Richard reportedly said.

On Monday, AppleInsider was first to report that Apple is expected to release the golden master build of iOS 5 to its overseas handset assemblers the week of Sept. 23, allowing the software to be installed on fifth-generation iPhone hardware. Typically a software golden master is identical to the code that eventually becomes the final public release.



Buzz continues to build as Apple is expected to hold a media event in the coming weeks to officially unveil its next-generation iPhone. Numerous reports have pointed toward a mid-October launch of the hardware refresh.

While the next iPhone remains just a rumor until it is officially announced, developers have been beta testing iOS 5 for months. Apple has said that the free update will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall.
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its entirely possible that this is true, however, I am finding beta 7 pretty buggy and not at all polished if GM is set to release soon.

but, your mileage may vary....
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Well, if the past is anything to go by, I suppose this PRETTY firmly puts the launch date at about Friday, October 14. I would think they'd do, say, a Friday 5PM type of thing. Minus 2-3 days for iOS 5.

I suppose then, there won't be a press conference until early October? A September 30th press event would give them 2 weeks to launch...Man, the extra wait time this year is killing me!

Oh well, if this is the new rhythm for things, at least it will give me something to look forward to in the fall besides eating moon cakes. Looking forward to next-gen iPhone, iOS 5, and iCloud!
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its entirely possible that this is true, however, I am finding beta 7 pretty buggy and not at all polished if GM is set to release soon.

but, your mileage may vary....

For instance?
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It's unlikely that the Oct. 10 date would coincide with the release of a new iPhone, as Apple has typically issued hardware updates later in the week. [...]

"If I believe what we heard, the iPhone 5 will be released Oct. 15," Richard reportedly said.
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Woo-hoo! A month & 2 days until I can say hello to a Sprint iPhone and good-bye and good riddance to my BB!

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its entirely possible that this is true, however, I am finding beta 7 pretty buggy and not at all polished if GM is set to release soon.

Can you elaborate? Just curious.
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Great to hear the progress so far, it's coming soon! Can't be soon enough. I will have to re-teach iPad Training and iPhone Training with the new iOS5. Looking forward to using this great new release of iOS and integration with iCloud. Should make everyone's day-to-day easier with the new features.
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its entirely possible that this is true, however, I am finding beta 7 pretty buggy and not at all polished if GM is set to release soon.

but, your mileage may vary....

I can't understand how a beta 7 of anything can still be 'pretty buggy'.
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I can't understand how a beta 7 of anything can still be 'pretty buggy'.

Vista.

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Oooooooohhhhhh I buy that.

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For instance?

Yeah what Solipsism said.

From my experience with iOS5 on iPad 2, 2 x iPhone 4's and 2 x iPhone 3GS' its only the usual music app bugs along with a couple of browser bugs to be squashed. Little enough to expect that the GM is around the corner.
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Yeah what Solipsism said.

From my experience with iOS5 on iPad 2, 2 x iPhone 4's and 2 x iPhone 3GS' its only the usual music app bugs along with a couple of browser bugs to be squashed. Little enough to expect that the GM is around the corner.

I found beta 1 to be pretty well baked, which I assume was because of the coders working on an assumed 12 month cycle for a June release. It wasn't until beta 2 that some things started getting wonky with additional components for iCloud being added along the way, but since beta 4 or 5 it's been pretty damn smooth. I've have had odd crashes battery drains or other odd issues.

It's also the longest iOS beta cycle they've created. The historically stop at about beta 4 or 5 before going GM.

PS: I did have some issues with Netflix and other video streaming apps early on but that was due to fundamental changes with iOS 5.0 that required the 3rd-party app developer to update there app to accommodate changes.
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its entirely possible that this is true, however, I am finding beta 7 pretty buggy and not at all polished if GM is set to release soon.

but, your mileage may vary....

Are you even a developer? The builds seeded to the public are not the most up-to-date betas they have. Internally they are more than likely two or three builds up from what they seed to the public.
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If Apple releases iOS 5 at the same time they announce the iPhone 5, then they will be expecting iOS 5 to provide much of the "wow factor" of the new phone.

If they release them separately, then the iPhone 5 will have to have enough features to stand on its own.
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If they release them separately, then the iPhone 5 will have to have enough features to stand on its own.

And since this has never happened ever
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If Apple releases iOS 5 at the same time they announce the iPhone 5, then they will be expecting iOS 5 to provide much of the "wow factor" of the new phone.

If they release them separately, then the iPhone 5 will have to have enough features to stand on its own.

that's a good point but would make no sense to do...at all actually.
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I wonder when the jailbreak will come out after iOS is released. My guess: same day.

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I wonder when the jailbreak will come out after iOS is released. My guess: same day.

Aaaand since it has already been jailbroken
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While AppleInsider cannot verify the accuracy of the information provided, the tip did include specific details on call volumes that suggest the details are at least plausible. However, since the details come from an unproven source, the information is presented solely in the interest of discussion.[/c]

What the heck? Is this a rumor site???
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I can't understand how a beta 7 of anything can still be 'pretty buggy'.

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Vista.




Now THAT is a bloody good one! Gonna LOLing al the way 2 the toilet now.
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I can't understand how a beta 7 of anything can still be 'pretty buggy'.

One would think so at first glance but these have been coming out fast and with major new features integrated. That is the entire reason for going thru the testing.

Seems to me I remember just a short while back when it took several (at least three may have been 4) Golden Masters (GM) before it shipped.

Sorry to burst your bubble.
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it took several (at least three may have been 4) Golden Masters (GM) before it shipped.

It took two And there wasn't anything inherently wrong with the first one
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