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iOS 5 available October 12

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iOS 5 available October 12

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Apple has announced that its next-generation mobile OS, iOS 5, will launch to the public on October 12. It will be a free upgrade for the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touches.

iOS 5 includes a number of new features, including a revamped notifications system, improved Camera app, iMessages, and many other tweaks and improvements.

The "gold master" version of iOS 5 has not yet been released as of this writing, but it will likely be released today if the public release is due eight days from today.

iOS 5 available October 12 originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.




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To be honest, iOS5 is not likely to be of much use to me.

I have an iPhone3G and an iPad1.

The iPhone3G would not run iOS5 and after the way that was ruined by installing iOS4 on it, I am not likely to risk putting iOS5 on my treasured iPad.

An iPod Touch 3G would be worth considering, although I doubt they would make one of those.

Hope they prove me wrong about that though :)
 

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IOS5 is free. No price announced on iCloud as yet but I know some of the services are free.
 

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To be honest, iOS5 is not likely to be of much use to me.

I have an iPhone3G and an iPad1.

The iPhone3G would not run iOS5 and after the way that was ruined by installing iOS4 on it, I am not likely to risk putting iOS5 on my treasured iPad.

An iPod Touch 3G would be worth considering, although I doubt they would make one of those.

Hope they prove me wrong about that though :)

The iPhone 3g in NO WAY will run IOS5. It's a dead device as far as any upgrades. Sorry. I still use my 3G because I am poor and cant' afford a 4.

IOS5 is supposed to fly on the first gen iPad. Will find out soon enough.
 

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The iPhone 4s does look interesting so far.
 
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IOS5 is free. No price announced on iCloud as yet but I know some of the services are free.

iOS5 will be free to iOS and Lion users with the standard 5gb space. It's extra if you want more.
 

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iOS 5 is a free update that ships October 12. Developers get the gold master today.
 
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I really liked my iPhone3G until I let myself be tempted into upgrading it to iOS4. This completely messed up the iPhone at first. I ended up having to reinstall it after it refused to accept any backups less than about 4 months old.

When I did get it to work again it was SO much slower than it had been with iOS3. It works but there is no pleasure in using it, so I tried Android.

I bought an excellent Android phone for £100 instead of an iPhone4 for £450. Not hard to choose there. For day to day use the Android is perfectly acceptable for less than a quarter of the price.

I would still prefer to go back to an iPhone, but I can't afford that.

I was hoping the new phone would be iPod Touch shaped. I don't really like the 'flat front and back' design of the iPhone4.

It sounds as if those rumours were untrue - the new phone is basically an iPhone4S, so same design as at present. No doubt more expensive as well, especially with Apple's $1 = £1 exchange rate :D

I don't suppose the new iPod Touch DOES have 3G, does it? Probably just the same as existing but with iOS5. Pity :(
 
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any word on when the pre-ordering will begin?
 
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I'm LOVING Siri!
 
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That's it folks! No iPhone5!
 
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That's it folks! No iPhone5!

Well, it depends. This IS the 5th Gen iPhone, it's just CALLED the iPhone 4s. Anyone who honestly thought this was going to be the iPhone 5, or a whole new model, was way off base. iPhone 5 (or iPhone 6) will be next year. Apple's sticking to it's update routine more or less but this shouldn't be a surprise...
 
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Well, it depends. This IS the 5th Gen iPhone, it's just CALLED the iPhone 4s. Anyone who honestly thought this was going to be the iPhone 5, or a whole new model, was way off base. iPhone 5 (or iPhone 6) will be next year. Apple's sticking to it's update routine more or less but this shouldn't be a surprise...

It will be called the iPhone5 when they redesign it, so no iPhone5. iPhone4S? Yep!
 
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I'm not too surprised about the no show for an iPhone 5. The 4 is still only one generation new and a complete redesign would be rather too soon IMO. It was more of the hyped up rumors that got people thinking of a redesign. An iPhone 4S makes more sense so I wasn't too disappointed.

This was more of just a speed bump in specs for those people who need it. It's also very good news for travelers and people who might switch phone carriers from GSM to CDMA.

I was looking forward to iOS 5 more than anything else anyway. Although was it only me that thought Siri was cool but was wondering when Siri was going to protest and say I don't want to be your serving slave anymore today? ;)
 

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The 4s is a redesign on the Inside, just not the outside.

Agreed with Baggss 10000%! :D
 

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Just a tad disappointed as I would have liked to see iPhone 5 come out, but excited to finally get IOS 5! :)
Oct 12th with be a busy download day.
 
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iOS 5 will be the one piece of software I plan to put on my supported iOS devices (namely my 4th gen iPod touch and my first gen iPad).

I really had no expectations of this event to be honest. New iPhone? Sure. New iPods? Welllll...more of a refresh. Can't complain here, I'm happy with the iPod touch I have now.

There's always next year folks! :D


Side note: One tiny complaint: I kinda expected Siri to be on all iOS devices, but it looks like it's stuck with iPhone for now.
 
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Well, it depends. This IS the 5th Gen iPhone, it's just CALLED the iPhone 4s. Anyone who honestly thought this was going to be the iPhone 5, or a whole new model, was way off base. iPhone 5 (or iPhone 6) will be next year. Apple's sticking to it's update routine more or less but this shouldn't be a surprise...

It leads one to wonder if future iPhone releases will be as follows... iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, etc. etc.
Just throwing that out there. ;)
 

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