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iOS 5 Release Date Confirmed at Apple iPhone Event

October 5, 2011 at 3:21 am

iOS 5

Apple’s latest release of their mobile OS was a big part of the show today.  On display were all sorts of new features, from notifications, to gaming, to iCloud integration, and of course Siri Assistant.  Just after the event ended the final Gold Master (GM) release of iOS 5 was seeded to developers, and with that came news from the jailbreak community that Redsnow was ready to jailbreak the release.

iOS 5 isn’t only for the new iPhone 4S, though.  The OS will also come as an update to the current iPhone 4 and 3GS.  But when?  That date is set for October 12th, when you should be able to update your iPhone to the latest iOS version.  Those that are looking for their next upgrade can hold out a couple more days for the iPhone 4S, which will release in the US and other major countries on October 14th.  A release date of October 28th will see it more widely spread, and it will finally go global in December.

Apple upset a lot of customers who were looking forward to a brand new design and an iPhone 5.  However, all of these new features announced today should keep iPhone fans loyal until next year, when we hope to see that iPhone 5 finally emerge from the shadows.  Rumors still point to a possible redesign, so Apple fans shouldn’t give up hope.

Update: 

iOS 5 should release at 6PM.

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