Apple’s iOS update file now says August 18th for iOS 5 Beta 6

Update: 1 day off it appears. Time zone?


What we thought was a static file in iOS that correctly predicted the previous Saturday iOS 5 Beta 5 update turns out to be one that Apple can change remotely.  Yesterday, it changed from Wednesday August 17th to Thursday, August 18th. We can only assume that Apple can change this on a whim so the date appears to be a target date, which we know can change. As of this writing, the target is in a week.  We’ll keep you updated. (Thanks to iCloudil.com for notifying us of the change) Read more

Apple prepares for iOS 5 launch: iOS 5 beta 4 is the first over-the-air update (works on 3G!)

As Apple prepares for its official iOS 5 launch in the fall (likely in September), the company has unleashed their latest iOS beta as on over-the-air update. This over the air process will only work for those running iOS 5 beta 3. Apple warns that doing an OTA update will delete your photos and will require a physical re-sync:

NEW: If you are doing a OTA software update from beta 3 to beta 4, you will need to re-sync your photos with iTunes.

iOS 5 also includes all new notifications with Notification Center, iMessages, Newsstand, and more. OTA updates will come over 3G, as we revealed a few weeks ago.

Update: As expected, it works over 3G (on Verizon!!!) Video below:

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