BGR and its ‘trusted sources’ are back, with details that iOS5 beta 8 will be released this Friday (16th September) and this will probably be the final beta version with the Gold Master build being made available ‘on or around September 23rd’.

We believe that build is what will be loaded onto the already-assembled iPhone 5 hardware currently waiting for final software in China. Apple will then request that carrier partners give technical acceptance to the Gold Master by October 5th if there are no issues with it.

Many rumours are combining to lead to these similar dates now, which are also tying up with rumoured iPhone5 release dates.