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What Time Will iOS 5 Be Ready to Download?



Apple has promised that iOS 5 will be released today, October 12th.

UPDATE: iOS 5 is out, get downloading.

If you are on the East Coast, you are probably finishing up lunch, wondering where iOS 5 is. We are also getting a lot of questions from readers who want to know why other people have iOS 5, but they haven’t received a notification yet.

Good news, iOS 5 is almost here, and there’s nothing wrong with your computer.

When will iOS 5 Be Available?

Apple typically releases iOS updates at 10 AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). This timing is never a sure thing though. We have seen updates like iOS 5 come later in the day, around Noon Pacific  (3 PM Eastern) and on the rare occasion later in the day.

We expect that iOS 5 will be here sooner rather than later, so calm down. The users you see posting iOS 5 screenshots and videos are part of eveloper programs, or paid to be a part of an early release of iOS 5. You will get iOS 5 shortly.

In the meantime, why not get ready for iOS 5 be reading up on Apple’s newest iPhone and iPad software.

Once you get iOS 5 installed, take a look at how to use Notifications in iOS 5, and check out the Find My Friends App.



  1. Christopher Peterson

    10/12/2011 at 10:01 am

    it’s 1:01 here in Eastern.

    • Anon

      10/12/2011 at 10:07 am

      Well it’s 6 PM over here in the UK and it’s already tomorrow in Australia.

      • Anon

        10/12/2011 at 10:09 am

        Oooh, it’s working!
        Nothing further to say for a while…

  2. jorgie

    10/12/2011 at 10:03 am

    ios five is live!

  3. Crystal Reyes

    10/12/2011 at 10:03 am

    Sigh. Either that or the servers are bombarded with everyone trying to download at the same time.

  4. Crystal Reyes

    10/12/2011 at 10:04 am

    it’s been released?

  5. Jbaines04

    10/12/2011 at 10:05 am

    Im downloading the UPDATE right now!

    • edt0303

      10/12/2011 at 10:09 am

      are u in the eastern time zone?

  6. Crystal Reyes

    10/12/2011 at 10:05 am

    I hear that it’ll be released at 6PM –

  7. Vincent Chan

    10/12/2011 at 10:06 am

    still waiting how many more minutes :/

  8. bill

    10/12/2011 at 10:07 am


  9. Hiphopsince1987

    10/12/2011 at 10:07 am

    it needs to hurry up already. Apple loves the hype their products create but this is getting annoying 

  10. Joe

    10/12/2011 at 10:07 am

    downloading now!!!!

  11. Crystal Reyes

    10/12/2011 at 10:08 am

    OH!!! IT’S HERE!

  12. Crystal Reyes

    10/12/2011 at 10:09 am

    I’m having a problem! When I click download and update it syncs as normal then tells me that 4.3.5 is the current version!!!

    • Dew Wong

      10/12/2011 at 10:14 am

      you just simply click on Update button and it will ask you to confirm your update to iOS5 :)

  13. April Sayler

    10/12/2011 at 10:10 am

    what timezone are you?

    • Pietsnot

      10/12/2011 at 10:39 am

      it should not matter about what timezone it is? regardless, the update is available across the globe at the same time, it is not like its something like Einsteins relativity theories!

  14. April Sayler

    10/12/2011 at 10:10 am

    me too. we don’t have it yet is all. trying desperately to be patient.

  15. Aaron

    10/12/2011 at 10:11 am

    an the downloading begins!!

  16. Xfailingsdaniel

    10/12/2011 at 10:11 am

    its 10:10 here in AZ.. still no update (iP4 CDMA)

  17. April Sayler

    10/12/2011 at 10:11 am

    installing Lion 10.7.2 while i wait.

  18. Benchristen

    10/12/2011 at 10:11 am

    woohooo 5 here i come

  19. Tyai390

    10/12/2011 at 10:11 am

    Yes, it is here!!! Thank you Apple

  20. April Sayler

    10/12/2011 at 10:12 am

    got it. downloading ios 5 now!

  21. Gobinathan Subramaniam

    10/12/2011 at 10:12 am

    Restart your iTunes, that made the flick to get the update otherwise it will still be in 4.3.5

  22. Dew Wong

    10/12/2011 at 10:13 am

    yea i’m upgrading damn how exciting

  23. Roman

    10/12/2011 at 10:14 am


  24. Bm Team429

    10/12/2011 at 10:16 am

    iOS 5 just went live on the East Coast.  Let’s go!

  25. Gobinathan Subramaniam

    10/12/2011 at 10:17 am

    4 hours remaining…. bit sad…

  26. malaysia +8GMT 0100

    10/12/2011 at 10:18 am

    ios 5 is live peeps. update away

  27. Jmercadophx

    10/12/2011 at 10:19 am

    im california still nothing :(

  28. Mohammed Ismail

    10/12/2011 at 10:20 am

    Taking forever….

  29. Jmercadophx

    10/12/2011 at 10:21 am

    it here its here ^^

  30. Mohammed Ismail

    10/12/2011 at 10:23 am

    I mean it’s taking forever to download lol! 

    43 mins and increasing…. :(

  31. Maarten Leyman

    10/12/2011 at 10:25 am

    here in belgium “remainig time: 5hours” f*cking hell! i wont it now!

    • Manny Gonzalez

      10/12/2011 at 10:31 am

      Change your time… :-) or change your IP.. can you proxy via a US VPN?

  32. Manny Gonzalez

    10/12/2011 at 10:26 am

    I just got my notice… iPhone 3Gs upgrading now… iPod Touch still saying 4.3.5 is current version :-(

  33. Manny Gonzalez

    10/12/2011 at 10:31 am

    OK iPod Touch is now also upgrading! 

  34. Mohammed Ismail

    10/12/2011 at 10:33 am

    harsh dude. It’s not any better here….It was expected though, everyone downloading the update at the same time, bound to be a server overload, or an uneven download speed distribution. It’s a waiting game I’m afraid. :(

  35. Sam

    10/12/2011 at 10:48 am

    its downloading here in kuwait … almost 140 mb finished

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