iOS 4 Gold Master seed available today

Apple has announced as part of their WWDC 2010 keynote that iOS 4 (previously iPhone OS 4) will go Gold Master (GM) today. That means devs should be able to get it via and begin testing their apps for release... alongside the new iPhone 4.

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ghostface147 says:

Ummm, didn't he say gold master candidate? To me, that doesn't mean gold master, but one build or two away.

dloveprod says:

What about itunes, there should be an update for that too so folders can work.

Andrea.Richardson says:

Auughh!! When will this be available to use regular ol iPhone users?? This is like a giant tease!

ghostface147 says:

@Dionte. I suspect we will get a new iTunes once iOS4 is publicly available.

dloveprod says:

Ok, I guess I will just have to let go of all my folders for now cuz I'm updating when I get home this evening.

nico says:

Where are the torrents?? Go Go Go

Anonymous says:

Well, at the moment, as of 1431 CST, it is not available. So no torrents yet.
And to Andrea, you are never getting updated with an iPhone 2G (1st generation).
And to Dionte, if you install the latest SDK beta, then backup, your folders will be preserved.

OneOfDaKine says:

Are they going to have it downloadable on a PC

Titi says:

I hope there won't be any apple id check

Ijosito says:

I have the latest sdk beta and my folders still get all undone. Anonymously wrong.

Anonymous says:

You can't touch the apps tab until the new iTunes is released. Make a folder, connect it to iTunes and sync your iPhone without touching the apps tab.
All the dev's do this. Dumbass.

ericg1840 says:

So just like last year when 3.0 was released and you could download it from a torrent it should be the same this year with 4.0 so if your not a developer you can get it a little early?

Ali says:

boys now in Cupertino is 2 pm when it relased my mean what time ? and what about itues 10 ? not any word in wwdc tonight next week 21 when ?
i have udid and mac and im now in beta 4

rangerfan93 says:

So if i download it off a torrent and I dont have my iPhone registered under a dev account will i be able to put iOS 4 GMC on my phone without bricking it?

Anonymous says:

There are ways around it, but not easily.

Ali says:

and anyone can send link when relesd here ?

dloveprod says:

It's gonna be itunes 9.2
Mac system requirements
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
iTunes 9.2 or later (free download from
iTunes Store account
Internet access

Okaay says:

If I have a developer account and my phone is registered (Currently on IPhone iOS beta 4) will I be able to install running windows? Or is it still Mac? For the GM release?

besweeet says:

FYI: He said "Gold Master Candidate". This may or may not be the final version.

Steve says:

The developer site just went down, with the yellow sticky note.

ToeJo says:

Sites Down...get ready! Poise your finger! HA!

Joey says:

any news on a torrent? if one's available or a direct link please post!

Henry says:

Hey everyone,
If I'm not developer, can I update my iPhone 3G to iOS 4.0 GM ??

ar says:

Does anyone have a link for a torrent on the ios 4?

crack says:

anyone have the build on this?

Henry says:

OMG... I'm so excited~ Apple should available for us TODAY!!!! damn it

Jake says:

To everyone above, I recommend you just wait until the 21st and pick up the official release. It's not that far off. Even though it's the GM release, it still has a few problems (mainly battery life and slower loading times) when running on my development iPhone 3GS. Apple will most likely address these last minute issues before the update goes live to the consumer base.
Installing developer releases is never a good idea, because they are meant for us developers and aren't necessarily stable for everyday use. Also, when using a torrent they will check your phone for a developer id, so be careful if you decide to go that route. (Or just contact a developer and ask them to register your phone.) It won't be that long, and none of the third party apps currently support multitasking anyway. You aren't missing much. :)

Henry says:

However, do you think Apple will check the UDID and block you phone??
PS: I'm not developer

cabr says:

Yes Mike, we love you! Thanks.

George says:

So I updated and now I get this:
"iPhone cannot be used because it requires iTunes 9.2 or later."
In other words, I'm screwed. I have a developers account and my phone is registered. Is iTunes 9.2 beta available?

ThatArmyDude says:

dear mike, if i were a lady friend, i would pleasure you.....that is all

Hop says:

Hey is a dev account required for this to work ?
I remember that I was able to install 3.0 GM on my 3G back when it came out without my phone being registered.

George says:

Nevermind, downloaded iTunes 9.2 beta and all is well now. It's slick!

Alex says:

can i install this on my 3gs on windows with out itunes 9.2 beta for mac or do i need a mac to install ios4 gold

Ka says:

This GM version works with any carrier? Can anyone confirm that for me pls? Thanks.