It’s been more than a month since Apple seeded iOS 5.1 beta 3 to developers, and more than three months since it released the first one. So we’ve started wondering, when will we see the next version of iOS?

Judging by Apple’s history, the company is more than likely waiting for its upcoming iPad event to unveil iOS 5.1. And according to the folks over at YourDailyMac, we could see both drop on March 9th…

“We today discovered that Apple published eleven new profiles for various iPhone-operators. These files are compatible with iOS 5.1 and are set for release on March 9. This could indicate that iOS 5.1 will be released around the date, and available for the following devices; iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3G/4G, iPad and iPad 2.”

Although YourDailyMac has provided a screenshot of the evidence in the carrier profile (above), we’re still plenty skeptical. For one, we can’t imagine Apple embedding a concrete release date in any context. The company is known for its attention to detail, and has, in the past, delayed software releases for more than a month to get them just right.

The date, March 9th, also sounds a bit sketchy. If we’re correct in assuming that Apple will unveil iOS 5.1 alongside its new iPad, a Friday release date just doesn’t make sense. We can’t remember the last time that Apple made a major announcement on a Friday.

Of course, an early March iPad release does fall in line with previous rumors. So we wouldn’t be surprised to see both the new software and the new tablet drop sometime in the first or second week of March.

iOS 5.1 is expected to contain a number of new features, including greater Siri functionality. It’s also rumored to contain a patch for the exploits used in the current jailbreak, so make sure you’ve saved your iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs.

[BGR]

  • Anonymous

    Now THIS is a rumor I like.

  • Now THIS is a rumor I hate.

  • Too much time

  • Aric Bolf

    All this jailbreak nonsense. Every time i turn around, there’s 10 new things about it. I am so happy i don’t bother actually using any of them. what a hassle it would to trying to keep up. However, i do enjoy reading about them and especially watching videos of them. Keep them coming!

    I hope apple looks at them and says “what a great idea!” to some. 🙂

    • So many great jailbreak tweaks an utilities have already been used by apple. They definitely monitor jailbreak activities.

    • Joseph Duffy

      This article has absolutely NOTHING to do with jailbreaking.

    • Anonymous

      If your seriously can’t use absinthe, you my friend, are retarded.

      Though by looking at your post, you already seem pretty dumb.

  • I shall restore not install anymore tweaks after 5.1 so I don’t have to restore my 4S since I won’t be able to restore it back to the previous version.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder, developers are releasing Dvorak keyboard tweaks, yet no one has thought about releasing a nice, decent iPad-like “Tabbed Browsing” tweak?

  • Should I upgrade from 4.3.3 to ios 5.0.1? Or wait to 5.1 because of the battery issues.

    • Kok Hean

      5.0.11

    • If you want to jailbreak then hurry up and update before its to late. If you are not into jailbreaking your device then you can wait

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully 5.1 comes with a fully functional Siri that actually works in places outside of the USA…can’t wait