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iOS 5 Release Date Confirmed to Be October 12th

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Apple has confirmed that its latest and greatest piece of mobile software, iOS 5, will start rolling out to current iDevice users, of certain varieties, on October 12th. That’s right, we finally have a concrete release date for iOS 5, months after Apple announced the software at WWDC 2011.

(Read: 5 Things to do Before You Upgrade to iOS 5)

Best of all, the software is going to be a free upgrade, but it will only be hitting certain phones.

Now, as expected, there are some phones left out here, chief among them, iPhones that came out prior to the release of Apple’s iPhone 3GS. So, if you’re still the proud owner of an iPhone 3G or iPhone 2G, you will not be able to get this update.

iOS 5

The good news is that if you own an iPhone 3GS, you will see iOS 5 arrive on October 12th along with those who own an iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, iPad touch 3rd generation and iPod touch 4th generation.

iOS 5 is going to be launching with a host of new features including something Apple is calling ‘Cards‘, which the company just announced today.

55 Comments

  1. iPhone 4S

    10/04/2011 at 10:48 am

    Oct 12th, will the new iPhone be available from the 12th instead of the 14th Oct? Id think they would want iOS5 on the new handset instead of offering as an upgrade

  2. iPhone 4S

    10/04/2011 at 10:48 am

    Oct 12th, will the new iPhone be available from the 12th instead of the 14th Oct? Id think they would want iOS5 on the new handset instead of offering as an upgrade

    • Na

      10/04/2011 at 5:49 pm

      Hello! Should I buy the Ipad 2 after the upgrade (october 12) or do you think I can buy this week and do the upgrade myself?

      • Vampyratexd

        10/04/2011 at 8:36 pm

        You can do the update on your own… itunes will download it for you with the next release. I’m actually willing to do the upgrade and lose my JB because of this. Though I will miss the free tethering of my phone when I’m at work with my laptop.

        • guest

          10/11/2011 at 9:25 pm

          hey how come when i download the new itunes, it still says i have software 4.2 instead of 5.0 and ive downloaded it like twice. does it have something to do with the fact that i have windows? and whats the difference between 64 bit and 32 bit?

      • iPhone 4S

        10/04/2011 at 9:49 pm

        You can buy your iPad now. You will easily be able to upgrade the product yourself.

      • Hooperninja

        10/10/2011 at 4:37 pm

        You should buy it after so u don’t have to do the upgrade

        • Dwatson3

          10/10/2011 at 5:52 pm

          I would bet all iPad 2′s sitting there for sale won’t get pulled back in for updates- they’ll probably expect new owners to log on and do it themselves…..just my guess.

      • john doe

        10/11/2011 at 10:56 am

        what would be the the difference? iOS 5 will be free with or without the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.

      • BRANDKING

        10/11/2011 at 3:26 pm

        ITS THE SAME BEACOUSE WEN U CONNECT THE IPAD IS IT GOING TO UPDATE IF IS NOT UPDATE

    • Hooperninja

      10/10/2011 at 4:35 pm

      Yes it will be on the 12th of Oct.

    • James69pro

      10/11/2011 at 11:08 pm

      all iphone 4s is already coming with ios 5.

  3. iPhone 4S

    10/04/2011 at 10:48 am

    Oct 12th, will the new iPhone be available from the 12th instead of the 14th Oct? Id think they would want iOS5 on the new handset instead of offering as an upgrade

  4. iPhone 4S

    10/04/2011 at 10:48 am

    Oct 12th, will the new iPhone be available from the 12th instead of the 14th Oct? Id think they would want iOS5 on the new handset instead of offering as an upgrade

  5. sagar

    10/09/2011 at 7:51 am

    i hav an iphone 4 version 4.2.1…. should i update software to get ios 5 or not??

    • iPad2&iPhone4s

      10/10/2011 at 11:52 am

      Ummm…..you should definitely get the update. Aside from being more secure, its more awesome.

    • Hooperninja

      10/10/2011 at 4:39 pm

      Yah u should

    • 00 Matt

      10/10/2011 at 7:17 pm

      Depends. You can get the newest version before iOS5 is released if you don’t like the looks of iOS5. Personally I don’t like the idea of the new notifications and some of the other new features, but I will be getting it for siri & the new camera features.

      • Jeff

        10/11/2011 at 12:25 am

        Siri isn’t going to be released in the iOS 5 update. It’s only for the 4s

        • 00 Matt

          10/11/2011 at 7:21 am

          My bad, I’m actually getting the 4s. Forgot to mention that.

          But there’s gonna be a lot more new features for iOS5 so it’s up to you if you want the new stuff.

  6. Andrew Lariviere

    10/10/2011 at 1:39 pm

    Wow I can’t believe it two more days and iOS 5 is out! Should I wait for a jb though? I think I will because I’m buying a cpeel t288 and I can’t use it without a jb :(

    • Fuckinfuck

      10/10/2011 at 7:35 pm

      ur a doosh

      • Troll

        10/11/2011 at 12:27 pm

        your mom is a douche

  7. Shaunc10

    10/11/2011 at 1:19 pm

    What time in the UK is IOS5 availible to download ?!

    • dan the APPLE FAN

      10/11/2011 at 11:51 pm

      i looked this morning, no update :( i think it should be up at about 6pm GMT

  8. Dalehbfc

    10/11/2011 at 3:36 pm

    What time in the uk will the update be released.?? Can’t wait for this update :)!

    • Steve

      10/12/2011 at 3:56 am

      just checked its not avail yet, just give it time it’ll arrive, better if its in the evening anyway as it’ll take half an hr to do the update and you can just leave it to do it

  9. Wbpoop

    10/11/2011 at 3:36 pm

    What time will it be available at??

    • Hookedonpahonics

      10/11/2011 at 9:28 pm

      You are a gay

  10. David Gunvik

    10/11/2011 at 4:02 pm

    What time in Sweden will it be released ??

  11. Lulilu23

    10/11/2011 at 7:52 pm

    apparently about 5am uk time.

  12. Jeremy Curatola

    10/11/2011 at 8:46 pm

    what time in the US?

    • Hookedonpahonics

      10/11/2011 at 9:23 pm

      Yes, 12 o’clock CST in America

  13. Rasmus Persson

    10/11/2011 at 9:48 pm

    i can’t update my iphone 4

    • Narekaper2

      10/11/2011 at 10:30 pm

      take it to apple buddy theyll halp u out

  14. HZQ90

    10/12/2011 at 12:32 am

    It’s October 12th. Where’s IOS 5?

  15. Apple

    10/12/2011 at 1:56 am

    it is now yet 12 o’clock CST in America     

    • Steve

      10/12/2011 at 4:14 am

      CST is GMT -5hrs so 12 noon CST will be 1700 in uk

  16. Edgar

    10/12/2011 at 4:39 am

    Wht time is the update availavel in california?

    • Lsapertx

      10/12/2011 at 4:47 am

      Looks like 12 noon CST, 10am PST

  17. Matt

    10/12/2011 at 10:00 am

    i keep hearing 12noon  but  every time i get on itunes 10.5  to update my iphone 4 all it  tells me is current verison 4.2.10 nothing about updating to ios 5

  18. Edgar

    10/12/2011 at 12:12 pm

    Its 12 noon and there still no update available whats going on

  19. Edgar

    10/12/2011 at 12:48 pm

    Whats up with the update i hear it came out at 12 at noon but still nothing

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