Hold onto your seats, it’s about to get exciting around here! 9to5 Mac reports that Apple’s carrier partners throughout the world have started training up their employees in how to use the forthcoming iCloud and iOS 5. Apparently the type of training that they are undergoing is similar to that also currently being undertaken by Apple employees, and is also very similar to the way in which employees were trained up just prior to the launch of iOS 4 when the iPhone 4 was launched last year. 9to5 Mac also notes that Apple’s biggest carrier partners have been seeded very-close-to-final builds of iOS 5 so that they can carry out their final tests on the new operating software. According to the report, this particular build that has been sent to the carriers is even more up to date than the most recent beta that was seeded to developers. Sources for 9to5 Mac say that FaceTime via 3G and the Nuance Dictation speech-to-text facility are both now working in this latest build.
Source: Near-final iOS 5 build reaches late carrier testing, carriers begin support training | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence