At Apple’s iPhone Event yesterday, October 4, they also announced the availability of iOS 5 to all iPhone users on October 12. Yes, soon after the keynote, the iOS 5 GM version was seeded to all developers. But, that meant that you’d have to have a developers account to actually be able to download iOS 5 GM. However, since we live in the world where anything is possible through the internet, the iOS 5 GM can also be downloaded from other sources.
This version of iOS 5 GM is the pre-release of the final product that will be provided to all existing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users. There have been about 200 additional features added to iOS 5 and hopefully all of them will be available on the GM version of iOS 5. So, in case you’re a developer or even if you’re not, you can install iOS 5 GM and check it out on your iOS device. You will of course also need the latest version of iTunes 10.5 beta to install it, which again can be downloaded from Apple Developers site.
For everyone else who is not a developer, we’ll have to wait till October 12. But, in case you want to download it and try it out on your device even though you aren’t a developer, it’s no biggie. There are lot of places on the internet that you can download the ipsw firmware file from, just take dear Google’s help.
This version is compatible with iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 & 2. Try it out and let us know.