Apple Releases iOS 5 GM Seed to Developers

Apple has released iOS 5 GM seed to developers, as promised today within their ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ media event, where they introduced the new iPhone 4S. Check developer centre for the download.

Here are some notes we received:

  • Xcode 4.2 GM seed can now be used to submit iOS 5 applications to the App Store for review. Read the iOS 5 Readiness Checklist for instructions on how to prepare your app submission.
  • You must use iTunes 10.5 beta 7 to install iOS 5 GM seed on your devices. iOS 5 GM seed is not available via over the air software update.
  • Be sure to backup your devices using iTunes 10.5 beta 7 or through iCloud backup prior to installing iOS 5 GM seed. After installing iOS 5 GM seed, you can restore your device using either iTunes 10.5 beta 7 or through your iCloud backup.
  • Xcode 4.2 GM seed, iOS 5 GM seed, iTunes 10.5 beta, iWork for iOS beta, and Apple TV Software beta are pre-release software and are considered Apple Confidential Information and are subject to the terms of your iOS Developer Program License Agreement. Unauthorized distribution or disclosure of Apple Confidential Information is prohibited.

iOS 5 will be released on October 12th.

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