Apple releases iOS 5 beta 7 [Updated]

iOS 5 beta 7

Apple has just pushed out iOS 5 beta 7, another over the air (OTA) update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Go

It apparently hasn't shown up in Apple's development portal yet, but I imagine it will shortly along with the Apple TV beta 7, iTunes 10.5 beta 7, Xcode, and perhaps new iCloud betas.

UPDATE: It's available for download from Apple's developer center now. [

No word yet on new features, if any.

[Thanks @JNHohol

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Apple releases iOS 5 beta 7 [Updated]


Downloaded and as it went to install it rebooted and starting the installation bar and then went to the itunes screen prompting me to plug it into itunes. iTunes now shows its in recovery mode

Anyone else on a beta 5 and it just all of a sudden stopped working when beta 7 got released. I am back at the activation screen now and it says that the servers are down

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My iTunes has been playing up last couple days, it keeps saying "Apple Mobile Device Could Not Be Started" every time i plug either of my iPhones in, I have completely removed all Apple programs from control panel and then re installed and same problem persists and just now I removed everything again and installed the latest build (beta 7) and still have the same error, so my iTunes doesn't pick up my iPhone, am I going to be stuck with this or can this be fixed?

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I'm on beta 5 and it just kicked me back to activation screen and says the the servers are unavailable to reach and only happened since the beta 7 came out today

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