iOS 5 Launch Nears, Apple Resets iCloud Backup September 22

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A post appeared on the Apple Developers Forum this afternoon which indicates that Apple is planning a reset of iCloud Backup data on Thursday, September 22nd. This reset may prepare Apple for the release of iOS 5 GM which should be released around the same time of the reset of iCloud. Once iOS 5 GM releases it will be the last before iOS 5 officially releases in October. The reset of iCloud data will not affect data from mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, or bookmarks.

On Thursday, September 22, the iCloud Backup data will be reset. Backing up to iCloud or restoring from an iCloud backup will be unavailable from 9 AM PDT – 5 PM PDT. If you attempt a backup or restore during this time, you will receive an alert that the backup or restore was not successful. After this reset, you will be unable to restore from any backup created prior to September 22. A full backup will happen automatically the next time your device backs up to iCloud.

iOS 5 should release about the same time as the iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 releases in early October which current predictions state.


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