Apple has already released seven beta version of iOS 5 to iOS developers and the last beta version which was seeded to developers is iOS Beta 7 .There are speculations that iOS 5 Beta 7 could be the last beta version before iOS 5 hits Gold Master status as iTunes 10.5 Beta 8 for developers was released without the release of the iOS Beta version.
A recent report suggests that Apple could be releasing iOS 5 GM in about two weeks.
AppleInsider reports that according to Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple will be sending final version of iOS 5 to its overseas suppliers between September 23 and September 30,2011.We know that by releasing the iOS 5 GM Apple will be ironing the bugs if any before iOS 5 final comes out for public.
A release of iOS 5 to assemblers the week of Sept. 23 means its likely finalized hardware units for the new iPhone and iPod touch will begin to ship at the end of September. With an estimated 10 to 12 days for shipping, the two new devices are likely to be available by mid-October, Kuo said.
It is expected that iPhone 5 will be launched in October and it will come with in- built iOS 5.
There were earlier claims by Digitimes that Foxconn is manufacturing about 150,000 iPhone units per day so that it can ship 5 to 6 million iPhone 5 units in September which will have in-built iOS 5.
Apple has announced earlier about the release of iOS 5 for public however, there is no any official confirmation about the launch of the next generation iPhone.However, reports do suggest October launch of iPhone 5.