App developers hint that iOS 5 testing has begun; iPhone 3GS still in the game

App developers hint that iOS 5 testing has begun; iPhone 3GS still in the game
Looking forward to seeing iOS 5 land on your iPhone? So are we, and needless to say, we were excited to find out that its development is already making progress. Thanks to the hints that app developers have been giving out over the past several weeks, we now know that Apple has rolled its sleeves up and has started testing vigorously the upcoming iteration of its acclaimed mobile platform.

The clues have been spotted within the testing logs that software developers are getting back from Apple. Is seems like the applications that developers submit to Apple in order to get their “seal of approval” are being tested on a variety of devices running iOS 5 – iPhones, iPads, and iPods alike. Judging by the screenshot that we have included below, the iPhone 4, the iPad 2, and the third and fourth generations of the iPod touch are the most likely candidates for iOS' next major release. However, it is quite possible that older devices such as the original iPad and the iPhone 3GS may be treated to a software upgrade just like the iPhone 3G was updated to iOS 4 upon its release sporting at least some of its features.

It is speculated that the earliest iOS 5 build to be released will probably be a preliminary developer's edition for testing purposes. Understandingly, regular users will have to wait a bit longer until its official release, presumably alongside the iPhone 5's launch later this year. We will be impatiently waiting for Apple to reveal more at its WWDC event, which will take place in a little over a month's time.

source: 9to5 Mac via Redmond Pie

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  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
iPad 2
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1. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Great! Can't wait to see a features list.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey did you guys hear Osama Bin Laden was killed. You know how they did it? Well Bin Laden had an Apple iPhone 4 and they used the phone illegal location tracking feature & found Bin Laden & killed his ass. So I for one am so happy for Apple's iPhone's location tracking, it served a good purpose. I am for the STOP of this lawsuit against Apple!!! lol Just trying to have a laugh, please don't kill me with the thumbs down! lol

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Hey thanx for diminishing the effort of the men and women that risked their lives to get the bastard. Appreciate it.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I was a joke, I made CLEAR. Don't tell me about the men & women BS, I have a family member out there in Afghanistan doing what he does. So grow up clevername & STOP being so uptight! "Appreciate it"

3. IOS5 unregistered

@SuperAndroidEvo this Steve Jobs your Android phone does has flash! you know why? to watch the people that have been tracked illegal through flash player and still you can watch porn?!! lol hahahaha just kidding thanks man XD. IOS5 FTW

4. Alanhp unregistered

Why does the headline say that the 3GS is still in the game when it isn't on the list of devices in the table?

5. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

It looks like the table was cut off...

8. de unregistered

Fragmentation is present now in ios

9. MADCDELL unregistered

just one question, is 3gs Cortex-A8 Processor right? then am sure the a4 procesor IS Cortex-A8 Processor why can apple overclock the frickin phone and let us be happy, end of story. i know it might decrease your batery but cmon, i just bought a 3gs and i waste most of the time charging it, and im on contract, it means ill have to be with a outdate phone?

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