iOS 5.1 Gold Master passes Apple’s QA; release imminent, source says

“The Gold Master build of iOS 5.1 has been in a vigorous quality assurance phase for the past three weeks, with extensive testing being done internally by Apple as well as by various carriers/partners,” Chronic Wire reports.

“Apple is not signing the Gold Master firmware on their external servers yet,” Chronic Wire reports. “This means that leaked screenshots can only come from a device that belongs to someone geniunely testing the firmware, so they are probably going to be hard to find until official release, which should be in the coming days.

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MacDailyNews Take: Batten down the hatches! There’s a lot coming our way very soon!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “Andrew Wolniak” for the heads up.]

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  1. Wish the iPhone 5 would come out…….we are do for new phones and would like to get the latest iPhone. Been carrying the HTC Incredible for 2 years now. Our upgrade month is April, but will probably never see an iPhone released at that time. Seems to be July or October time frame.

  2. – Siri is no longer beta

    – iPad3

    – AppleTV is not what we expected

    – iSlate is a self-recognizing device
    8″w x 4″h iPadHD / virtual keyboard/
    dvr&tv-remote / game central control unit

    – iOS 5.1 & 10.8 show cased

    – availability by March 16th

    YES a big show.

  3. All I care about is them fixing the abysmal music player. I can’t maintain the custom sorting I have for my playlists. I have a Newly Added playlist that sorts according to most recently added and iOS 5 refuses to display them in the same order. Beyond aggravating. They also need to ditch the covere art playlist format. I don’t use my iPad to look at my music, I use it to listen to my music. The cover art is not related to the name of the playlist so I have to fight my way through all the color to see the names. I will probably not upgrade if 5.1 doesn’t fix this.

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