Apple to Reset iCloud Backup as iOS 5 Release Date Draws Near

IOS 5 Beta 2 Notification Center

IOS 5 Beta 2 Notification Center

Apple recently posted an update on the iOS developer portal which notes that iCloud backup data will be reset on September 22nd. This has lead many to believe that Apple could be preparing for iOS 5 GM (gold master) release.

We’ve already seen 7 beta versions of iOS 5 that have been released at regular intervals but haven’t seen any new beta in the recent weeks. Usually, Apple aims to offer the gold master seed to developers after seven betas.

iOS 5 is closely tied to iCloud services that allow iOS devices to backup, sync, download content over WiFi or data connection. The update that was posted on the Apple Developer boards alerts the developers to anticipate the iCloud backup reset.

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.

The Cupertino, California-based company is also rumored to be unveil the iPhone 5 during a special media event expected to be held on October 4th. It’s possible that iOS 5 is available to all users on the same day.

iOS 5 introduces some highly requested features such as Notification Center, iMessage, Twitter integration, new reminders app, camera enhancements, Newsstand and much more.

{via 9to5 Mac}

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