Apple did it to us again, issuing both an iOS 5.0.1 beta and a new iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 with iTunes Match after the daily recap went live on Wednesday -- and seriously bumming out everyone who’s been waiting for that “late October” launch of the $24.99 per year service. Meanwhile, all eyes are on Amazon as they prepare to ship the Kindle Fire in two weeks. Here’s what’s making headlines across the internet for this Thursday, November 3, 2011.
It’s no secret that the fall season officially arrived on Friday, and that means that Apple is putting the final touches on all the goodness in store for us. While exactly when that will be happening is up for debate, developers have been notified that their iTunes Match cloud data will be purged on Monday to help get the service ready.
Developers have spent all summer putting the forthcoming iOS 5 through its paces, which includes beta testing Apple’s new iCloud service, which can backup and restore data from an iOS device (among other things) -- which will get its first big test this week as Apple purges those developer backups ahead of a gold master for the new version.
Apple seeds yet another iOS 5 beta to developers on Wednesday night, an over the air update less than half the size of the last one with few obvious changes -- with the exception of killing what appeared to be streaming music tracks through the iTunes Match beta.
We all survived a long, national nightmare waiting for the white iPhone 4, which was delayed a handful of times before finally being made available in late April. The question now is, could the same fate soon befall a newly leaked white iPod touch that may be introduced this fall?
Only a few months remain before we hopefully see the release of iOS 5, but until then developers can tinker around with beta 6 for the time being, which has just been made available to developers with credentials.
You can download the new beta release from the developer site after you log in.
Is Apple working overtime preparing iOS 5 ready for release? That would appear to be the case, as the company slipped out Beta 5 of the next mobile operating system on Saturday, a rare move that is likely to make for a few cranky developers this lazy August weekend.
After demoing the MobileMe replacement, iCloud at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this summer, we've been eagerly awaiting a chance to play with the service. Earlier this week, the company launched the web-based version of iCloud beta. However, there is still some confusion about how to register for this service, we’ll show you the steps required to convert your Apple ID into an iCloud-ready account.