October 12th is here, and as stated by Apple, iOS5 is now available for download for iOS device owners. iOS5 was initially announced by Apple at WWDC 2011, along with Mac OS X Lion.
This new version of iOS5 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G and the iPad 1/2. Users need to make sure that they are rocking the latest version of iTunes (v10.5) released by Apple, otherwise they won’t be able to update their device to iOS5.
iOS5 includes many new features including an over-hauled notification system, iMessage, enhanced Reminders and Camera app, Twitter integration, upgraded Safari with new features, Wireless syncing and much more. Overall, iOS5 contains more than 200 new features! Interested readers can find all the changes and features in iOS5 here.
Post iOS5, iDevice owners will not have to use iTunes to update their iOS version, since iOS5 adds support for OTA updates. This feature will definitely please a lot of users where high-speed unlimited internet connection is still not available.
It will be interesting to see whether Siri, Apple’s voice recognition feature, makes it to the iPhone 4 or remains an iPhone 4S exclusive.