The iPhone 5 And iOS 5 Launch Timeline

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Apple is in its final stages of iOS 5 and will launch the final, Gold Master version to developers soon, BGR reports.A source close to iOS 5 development provides the following timeline:

  • Apple will seed the last beta version of iOS 5 to developers on Friday September 16.
  • The iOS 5 Gold Master, which is identical to the one the public will get, will be available for developers on September 23.
  • Carriers will approve iOS 5 on October 5.
  • The iPhone 5 and iOS 5 will be ready for launch by mid-October.

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