Golden Master

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A golden master build (GM) is typically the final build of a piece of software in the beta stages for developers. Typically, for iOS, it is the final build before a major release, however, there have been a few exceptions.

Builds declared Golden Master

iOS

  • 2.0 - 5A345 (5A347 was release)
  • 3.0 - 7A341
  • 4.0 - 8A293 (release had no Game Center, but contained same build number)
  • 4.2 - 8C134, 8C134b
  • 4.2.1 - 8C148 (iPhone 3GS received 8C148a for release)
  • 4.3 - 8F190
  • 5.0 - 9A334
  • 6.0 - 10A403
  • 7.0 - 11A465
  • 7.1 - 11D5169b, 11D5167 and 11D5169
  • 8.0 - 12A365 and 12A365b
  • 9.0 - 13A340 and 13A341
  • 10.0.1 - 14A403
  • 11.0 - 15A372

tvOS

  • 9.0 - 13T396
  • 10.0 - 14T330
  • 11.0 - 15J381

watchOS

  • 2.0 - 13S343
  • 3.0 - 14S326
  • 4.0 - 15R372

Notes

From iOS 8.0.1 onwards, the "5" or “6” in the GM build is a fake number to allow upgrading from a beta.

See Also

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