Ahead of iOS 5 Release Date Apple Wipes iTunes Match and iCloud Data

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Apple wipes iTunes Match ahead of iOS 5 release date

Apple appears to be preparing for iOS 5 release date as it wiped iTunes Match data on Monday at 9AM PDT. Last week we reported that Apple posted a notification on the iOS developer portal mentioning that iCloud backup data would be deleted on Thursday, September 22nd.

In an email to developers Apple mentioned that in order to “improve the overall quality and reliability of iTunes Match” all current iCloud libraries would be deleted. After the seventh iOS 5 beta release no new beta has been made available to developers. It is widely believed that the company is now ready to seed Gold Master (GM) seed to developers in the coming week.

With iTunes Match roll-out Apple has tested all features planned for iOS 5 and wiping the data at this stage could point to a near release date for the next major software release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Cupertino, California-based company is rumored to hold a media event on October 4th, which is believed to be date when iPhone 5 will be unveiled. It’s possible that the company could be looking at making the GM seed available after iPhone 5 announcement and make it available to all users when the fifth-gen iPhone goes on sale.

iOS 5 will feature more than 200 new user features including Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, Reminders, WiFi Sync and much more. According to various reports and speculation iPhone 5 will support all-new design, A5 processor, 1GB RAM and 8 megapixel camera.

{via Mac Rumors}


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