Apple’s iOS 5.1 Golden Master Testing Complete, Launch Imminent?

Apple are expected to release iOS 5.1 with the launch of the new iPad HD and the Apple TV 3, and now according to Chronic Wire, the Gold Master of iOS 5.1 has finished testing and is ready to be released to the public.

The Gold Master build of iOS 5.1 is the final build before the public release of iOS 5.1, and we suspect it could be available some time next week as the iPad HD or iPad 3 is rumored to go on sale next week.

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The build number of iOS 5.1 Gold Master is 9B176 according to a very solid source, although three different partners who are testing the Gold Master claim to have slightly (by single digits) higher builds numbers on their copies, I’m assuming that’s because right now it’d make sense for those people to be testing what will soon be released as 5.1.1, so I’ve disregarded the claims.

iOS 5.1 is expected to add in support for new languages in Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant Siri, including Japanese and also it is expected to feature a new camera slider.

As soon as we get some more information on when iOS 5.1 will be released we will let you guys know.

Source Mac Rumors



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