Apple has announced that iOS 5 will become available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users on Wednesday, October 12th. The company has been offering beta versions since the update’s announcement, and starting today anyone with a $99 Apple developer account can download the “gold master” version of iOS 5.

Among many new features, the major will include:

  • An improved notification system
  • iCloud service which lets you synchronize your media, apps, and documents over the cloud
  • A new messaging service called iMessage
  • Twitter integration
  • The ability to snap photos with the camera without first unlocking your device
  • A digital Newsstand for subscribing to magazines and newspapers

iCloud is expected to launch alongside the new operating system.

The iOS 5 update will be available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch devices free of charge.

  1. Smart Apple Strategy, iCloud,  Access from any iOS 5 devices for my content, would makes me always prefer to buy only new Mobile devices from Apple, so most likely will boost Apple sales

  2. Does anyone at Tapscape actually read their own blog on an iPad?  That like/tweet/whatever bar on the left always covers the first few letters or word on the first dozen or so lines of your articles making it very hard to understand them sometimes….

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