Apple now accepting iOS 5 apps for App Store

Apple has begun notifying developers that the App Store will now accept iOS 5 apps (apps built with the iOS 5 SDK, targeting iOS 5 API).

The next generation of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch customers. This major new release features more than 200 new features and an updated SDK with over 1,500 new APIs and developer tools.

Get your apps ready for the next generation of iOS. Install the GM seed of iOS 5 and build your apps with Xcode 4.2 GM seed. Test your existing apps for compatibility, review the iOS Data Storage Guidelines, and submit your new apps that take advantage of the exciting technologies in iOS 5 today.

Read the iOS Readiness Checklist now and submit your iOS 5 apps for review.

We're officially past the Rubicon here folks.