iOS 5 is just around the corner for those of us without developer accounts, and Apple has already begun to approve apps with iOS 5 compatibility in the App Store.

Camera+ was the first app in the App Store to be updated with iOS 5 compatibility, followed by Mashable and several others. While apps are being updated for compatibility with iOS 5, no apps have been approved that are actually built on iOS 5 code.

Camera+ was recently updated to version 2.2.3, and iOS 5 is referenced in the release notes.

“Compatibility with that upcoming OS That Must Not Be Named.”

Mashable’s app was also quickly updated with “iOS 5 compatibility.” We’re assuming that these compatibility updates are mainly for iCloud support, and there are also new APIs in iOS 5 for developers to access and take advantage of.

It is fully expected that iOS 5 will launch to the public alongside a new iPhone, as that has always been Apple’s method in the past. With apps already being approved for iOS 5 compatibility in the App Store, a September release date seems to make the most sense for both iOS 5 and the new iPhone(s). iCloud will also be unveiled to the public at Apple’s next media event.

Let us know if you spot any interesting app updates that relate to iOS 5 compatibility. It will be interesting to see what developers can do with the new iOS 5 code.

[Cult of Mac]

  • Cameron

    I noticed that Touchgrind BMX had been updated for iOS 5, unfortunately my iDevice can’t run iOS 5. Oh well I was going to buy a new iPhone anyway 😀

  • Burge

    The eBay app has just had a update..it now works the push notifications on a jailbroke IDevice…before it said in the app, that if it was jailbroke it will not work…well done eBay ..

    • SubLime

      I thought the same thing until couple of weeks ago when I set up a reminder on a jailbroken iPhone running 4.2.1 and it worked perfectly fine 🙂

  • Joseph

    The fact that developers are submitting updates so that their apps don’t crash on ios5 is not really interesting news.

    • Kurt

      and this is not new news… Carcassonne was updated for iOS 5 july 9th. and that was not the first app to get compatibility for iOS 5.

  • Justin

    Not to burst your bubble but these updates only fix problems for os5 users. There are no iCloud apis in 4.3x

    Apple has not invited deva to submit apps built against the ios5 sdk

  • Paddy

    barcoo already updated their app weeks ago because it was not working with iOS5 (Camera function).
    The text from the changelog was the same: “Compatibility with upcoming iOS Versions.”

  • OMG

    Stupid me?? I just clicked update on my 10.6.8 OS-X and iPad-1. Now I have iTunes 10.5 and iOS5 and NONE of my not-apple-apps are working. I click them and nothing happens. Mother of god.. I hope I can restore this back to iOS4 easy. I can’t remember a clear warning upfront. WTF just happened? I never jailbreaked my iPad. Don’t let this be me worst nightmare.