Robert Shoesmith, famous for his iPhone Experiment which has had him camping outside Apple’s flagship Covent Garden store for the iPhone 4S, living solely on company donations, posted a message to Twitter earlier today in which he claims iOS 5 will not launch until 10 AM PST/6PM GMT.
He also confirmed this in a post on his blog:
Just to let all you guys know that iOS 5 is not out until 6pm I’ve heard in the UK this evening. There were a few people at the Apple Store this morning waiting for this.
Shoesmith doesn’t actually disclose where that information came from, but given that he’s currently living outside the Apple store, we’re assuming Apple retail staff may have informed him.
That timescale does fit in with previous rumors we’ve heard, so keep your finger over that ‘Check for Update’ button in iTunes around that time!