Apple today has told it’s developers that starting September 22nd they will be be erasing developers iCloud backups meaning anything prior to September 22nd will be gone and during the erasing process you will not be able to back up or restore from iCloud or you will get an error.
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 priorto September 22. A full backup will happen automatically the next time your device backs up to iCloud.
So this most likely means the next iOS 5 update for developers will be the GM and the public release will be coming soon.
Well it seems we might see iOS 5 coming in a matter of weeks and the GM maybe even next week. It seems that Apple has told developers to get ready for backup and restore for iCloud.
iCloud introduces a smarter way for users to back up their info. It’s important to read the new iCloud Data Storage Guidelines to ensure that your app works best with iCloud Backup and Restore, available on iOS 5.
The statement above was posted on the developer portal for new news. So this seems like Apple is giving developers information that iCloud and iOS 5 is very very close to being done and that Developers should make sure that their apps work the best they can with iOS 5 and iCloud.
[Apple Developer News]
Well it seems that we might have found out the possible release of iOS 5 or at least the GM for developers. September 19th seems to be the date where the current beta of iOS 5 which is now beta 6 expires. There will of course probably be one more beta before this but this could just tell us the GM or public release which is cool. Also could it have the announcement of the iPhone 5? Anyone? Maybe not but Apple in the past usually has the GM seed alongside the iPhone hardware announcement so we can dream.