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October 4, 2011
 

iOS 5 available October 12th

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Written by: mgardega
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It is official, October 12th iOS5 and all of its iCloud goodness become available for your iPads and iPhones.

I has been a while, since the release of the iPad and the iPad 2. There were mixed emotions with iOS in that it was essentially a big iPhone.  The answer to that debate is a matter of personal preferences which we can save for the forums.   However an upgrade to the iPad that solves the inability to update/sync and activate without a PC is more than a little late to the party. This does not imply that it in anyway an unwelcome guest.

A quick bullet of confirmations will hold you over until the release occurs on October 12th.  Come back soon for the Google Ice Cream Sandwich release in one week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iOS 5 and what it means to you.

  • Easily share images between devices. Some privacy implications should be obvious.
  • Easily re-download apps.
  • PC free activations and updates over Wireless. (it is about time Apple)
  • Extensive Twitter integration.
  • iCloud storage locker upgradeable for a fee.
  • iCloud Playlist syncing for iTunes. (Is iTunes still a complete lockin or can this run on non Apple devices?)
  • Daily backup from iCloud.
  • Reading list sync between devices.
  • Game Center improvements.
  • iMessage to battle RIM’s fading BB Messenger


About the Author

mgardega
Fan of emerging technologies, and their trans-formative relationship with society both good and bad. Some of my heroes are: Nikola Tesla, Gutenberg, Hunter S Thompson, Lawrence Lessig, Marshall McLuhan and a few others. I think the US patent system needs a mass overhaul.



 
 

 
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