Apple Planning To Reset iCloud Backups On 22nd September, iOS 5 GM Release On 23rd ?
Apple is planning to reset iCloud backups on 22nd September which is just 2 days from now. 9to5Mac noted an announcement on Apple’s iOS and Mac Developers web portal regarding iCloud backup reset on 22nd September.
On Thursday, September 22, the iCloud Backup data will be reset. Backing up to iCloud or restoring from an iCloud backup will be unavailable from 9 AM PDT – 5 PM PDT. If you attempt a backup or restore during this time, you will receive an alert that the backup or restore was not successful. After this reset, you will be unable to restore from any backup created prior to September 22. A full backup will happen automatically the next time your device backs up to iCloud.
Apple announced it’s next generation operating system for iOS devices, iOS 5 earlier this year at WWDC along with all new cloud storage system iCloud. iCloud is deeply integrated in Apple’s iOS 5 with tons of new features all set for iOS lovers.
Apple is also planning to launch iPhone 5 along with a cheap version of iPhone, iPhone 4S, in late September or early October. Production of 2 iPhones is is believed to be possible reason for delay in iPhone launch this year. Yes, there were some reports about leaked parts from upcoming iPhone but it’s hard to judge which part belong to iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.
iCloud data reset on 22nd September also indicates the legitimacy of reports which claimed iOS 5 GM release on 23rd September. That report also claimed that iOS 5 GM will also be shipped to iPhone 5 assemblers in China for mass installation and carrier testing should be completed and approved by October 5. This is not the only clue in iOS 5 GM release puzzle here, if you remember Apple also did the same when iOS 4.1 was released last year but back then it was Game Center and now it’s iCloud and everything makes a little sense now.
Both iOS 5 and iCloud are set for launch along with two new version of iPhones iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S this fall. This year iPhone 5 would be available on 3 major US carriers which are AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Multiple reports suggested that Sprint customers would be getting their hands on iPhone 5 in October.
iPhone 5 will be powered by Apple A5 processor, a large display probably 4.0 inches, 8 Megapixel camera and it will also support both GSM/CDMA networks.
FYI: Technically “this fall” is also starting from 23rd September.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!