IOS 5 is here :)

iOS 5 Software Update

This update contains over 200 new features, including the following:

• Notifications

Swipe from the top of any screen to view notifications in one place with Notification Centre

New notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen

View notifications from lock screen

Slide the notification app icon to the right on the lock screen to go directly to the app

• iMessage

Send and receive unlimited text, photo and video messages with other iOS 5 users

Track messages with delivery and read receipts

Group messaging and secure encryption

Works over mobile networks and Wi-Fi*

• Newsstand

Automatically organises magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen

Displays the cover of the latest issue

Background downloads of new issues

• Reminders for managing to-do lists

Syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook

Location-based reminders when you leave or arrive at a location for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

• Built-in support for Twitter

Sign in once in Settings and tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube

Add location to any tweet

View Twitter profile pictures and usernames in Contacts

• Camera improvements for devices with cameras

Double-click the Home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)

Volume Up button to take a picture

Optional grid lines to line up shots

Pinch to zoom in the preview screen

Swipe to camera roll from preview screen

Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure; iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock

• Photo improvements for devices with cameras

Crop and rotate

Red-eye removal

One-tap enhance

Organise photos into albums

• Mail improvements

Format text using bold, italic or underlined fonts

Indentation control

Drag to rearrange names in address fields

Flag messages

Mass mark messages as flagged, read or unread

Customise mail alert sounds


• Calendar improvements

Year view on iPad and new Week view for iPhone and iPod touch

Tap to create an event

View and add event attachments

• Game Center improvements

Use personal photos for your Game Center account

Compare your overall achievement scores with your friends

Find new Game Center friends with friend recommendations and friends of friends

Discover new games with custom game recommendations

• AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S

• Multitasking Gestures for iPad

Use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen

Swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar

Swipe left or right to switch between apps

• On-device setup, activation and configuration with Setup Assistant

• Software updates available over the air without tethering

• iCloud support

iTunes in the Cloud

Photo Stream

Documents in the Cloud

Apps and Books automatic download and purchase history


Contacts, Calendar and Mail

Find My iPhone

• Redesigned Music app for iPad

• Hourly weather forecast

• Real-time stock quotes

• Wireless sync to iTunes

• Keyboard improvements

Split keyboard for iPad

Improved auto-correction accuracy

Improved Chinese and Japanese input

New Emoji keyboard

Personal dictionary for auto-correction

Optionally create keyboard shortcuts for frequently used words

• Accessibility improvements

Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

Custom vibration patterns for incoming calls on iPhone

New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices

Option to speak a selection of text

Custom element labelling for VoiceOver

• Exchange ActiveSync improvements

Wirelessly sync tasks

Mark messages as flagged, read or unread

Improved offline support

Save a new contact from a GAL service

• More than 1,500 new developer APIs

• Bug fixes


Products compatible with this software update:

• iPhone 4S

• iPhone 4

• iPhone 3GS

• iPad 2

• iPad

• iPod touch (4th generation)

• iPod touch (3rd generation)


* Normal carrier data rates may apply. Messages will be sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable; carrier messaging fees apply.

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