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iOS 5 Download

Download iOS 5 Today!

Friday marks the day for the iPhone 4S, but you can download the latest operating system, iOS 5, today! First, download iTunes 10.5 to get your system ready for update. Be sure to back up all your iPhone data — contacts, apps, and music — while you're at it. Once iOS 5 goes live, sync your phone and away you go!

Wondering what all the fuss is about? ICYMI, here are some of the awesome features coming with iOS 5:

  1. iMessage — Integration of a messaging service in iOS 5 gives all users text message capabilities via WiFi or 3G. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can now send unlimited text messages to other devices using iOS 5. It includes group messaging and automated syncing across all your iOS devices. Hopefully this will be the end of pricey texting plans.
  2. Notification Center — Android users are already familiar with a similar Notification Center feature, which sends all push notifications into one central location on your device. Any new notification appears as an animation at the top of the screen and can be swiped down for more details. Notification Center even shows up on the lock screen so you're always in the know.
  3. Four more cool features of iOS 5 after the break.

  4. Newsstand — Organize every digital magazine and newspaper app subscription in one place. Each new monthly, weekly, or daily issue is automatically delivered into the Newsstand waiting to be read.
  5. Reminders — A reminders or notes app may not seem groundbreaking, but iOS 5's Reminders feature syncs between all iOS 5 devices and a Mac OS X computer. It's also location-based, meaning Reminders will alert you to a specific task when you reach a corresponding location. For example, it will tell you to pick up the rent check to mail when you have arrived home.
  6. Cloud Syncing — The OS update removes the need to ever plug a device into a computer to sync up downloads and apps. Photo editing is built in to the iOS 5, and all device backup is courtesy of Apple's iCloud.
  7. Twitter Integration — Twitter is integrated system-wide within iOS 5. Send tweets directly from any app, like Safari, Photos, YouTube — everything, no need to open a Twitter client.

Update: iOS 5 has been released! Plug in your iPhone to your iTunes account to get started. Thankfully, this will be the last time you'll have to use a cable to sync!

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pandacn pandacn 5 years
I use iMessage on my iTouch, so even if people don't use the iPhone, most people have at least one iOS 5-capable device, so I think iMessage is still awesome!
hannegee hannegee 5 years
I'm already in luuuurve... damn, now i might have to get the 4s too, my 3gs just isn't cutting it anymore.....
Row-D Row-D 5 years
I heard that was happening.... I'm gonna give it another day before trying.
dgrace27 dgrace27 5 years
tried to update my ipod touch 3 gen and it just errors. darn you ios5!!!!
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 5 years
iOS 5 is live now!
PrincessOats PrincessOats 5 years
When is it supposed to go live? Kind of ridiculous it isn't available yet.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 5 years
"Hopefully this will be the end of pricey texting plans." But if it only works from one iOS5 device to another, and I only have two friends who use iPhones, how will I text the rest of them? I can't see this being the end of texting plans until the iPhone holds 100% of the cell phone market.
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