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iPhone OS 3.2 Beta 5 released, Application Loader updated

Apple has released iPhone OS SDK 3.2 beta 5 and updated the Developer Application Loader utility.

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With yesterday's release of iPhone OS SDK 3.2 beta 5 less than a week after the release of beta 4, Apple has kicked its launch cycle into warp speed. (Prior to yesterday, betas were being released every two weeks.)

Beta 5 is a significant milestone for the iPad, due to be released in a little more than two-and-a-half weeks. We suspect that early iPad adopters will find a firmware update available for new devices on launch day or shortly after.

In addition to the SDK update, Apple has released version 1.3 of its Developer Application Loader utility, which developers say is a new addition to the Xcode tool set. Developers who need the update can download a new copy of the application via iTunesConnect.

No other significant information about either update was available at press time.

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