Apple iOS 5.0 Beta Release at WWDC: Finished Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?

Over the last couple of days we’ve written a couple of articles about the rumored Apple iCloud service. We asked whether it may come to the iPhone 5 as there were signs it was being included on beta testing of iOS 5.0 and also Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and then told of further evidence of its existence in the latest developer’s build of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. We now hear that it’s likely that the beta version of iOS 5.0 will be released at WWDC and that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion may appear in finished form.

We have previously told of how we expect to hear much more about iOS 5.0 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion at Apple’s WWDC next month and now hear from Seth Weintraub over on 9to5Mac that they are being told by some developers that their apps are now being tested with iOS 5.0. Also as well as iOS 5.0 being widely tested across iOS devices, as per a screenshot, 9to5 Mac also states that it’s being tested on the iPhone 3GS, which will be good news to some. This doesn’t of course mean that the final version of iOS 5.0 will definitely support the 3GS but it’s promising that it’s at least being tested with it.

A good point is made that traditionally major iOS releases have been seeded with developers in April but apps testing usually comes before the developer release by some months so this year is bringing a break with the usual pattern. Meanwhile over on Cnet a developer backs up the claims that testing with iOS 5.0 is already taking place so head to the link for more on that.

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