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iOS 5 Release Date Is Here!

**UPDATE** iOS 5 is now available for download!

The day is here for the much anticipated iOS 5 to be released! Now the update has yet to go live and the Apple website still has coming soon. So to pass the time here is a quick suggestion. If you have yet to update iTunes to 10.5 I suggest you do that right now, before the release of iOS 5. The iTunes update will take literally minutes and you will be one step closer to downloading iOS 5 to your device.

We have provided a introduction video for iOS 5 for you to take a look at.

Here are the top new features from iOS 5 for you to take a look at, for a full list checkout Apple’s website:

Notification Center
All your alerts. All in one place.
You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center. Choose which notifications you want to see. Even see a stock ticker and the current weather. New notifications appear briefly at the top of your screen, without interrupting what you’re doing. And the Lock screen displays notifications so you can act on them with just a swipe. Notification Center is the best way to stay on top of your life’s breaking news.

Newsstand

A custom newsstand for all your subscriptions.
Read all about it. All in one place. iOS 5 organizes your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand: a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily. There’s also a new place on the App Store just for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. And you can get to it straight from Newsstand. New purchases go directly to your Newsstand folder. Then, as new issues become available, Newsstand automatically updates them in the background — complete with the latest covers. It’s kind of like having the paper delivered to your front door. Only better.

Twitter

Integrated right into iOS 5.
iOS 5 makes it even easier to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Sign in once in Settings, and suddenly you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps. Want to mention or @reply to a friend? Contacts applies your friends’ Twitter usernames and profile pictures. So you can start typing a name and iOS 5 does the rest. You can even add a location to any tweet, no matter which app you’re tweeting from.

PC Free

Independence for all iOS devices.
With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Activate and set up your device wirelessly, right out of the box. Download free iOS software updates directly on your device. Do more with your apps — like editing your photos or adding new email folders — on your device, without the need for a Mac or PC. And back up and restore your device automatically using iCloud.

Camera

Capture the moment at a moment’s notice.
Since your iPhone is always with you, it’s often the best way to capture those unexpected moments. That’s why you’ll love the new camera features in iOS 5. You can open the Camera app right from the Lock screen. Use grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus and exposure locks to compose a picture on the fly. Then press the volume-up button to snap your photo in the nick of time. If you have Photo Stream enabled in iCloud, your photos automatically download to all your other devices.

Wi-Fi Sync

Wirelessly sync your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection. Every time you connect your iOS device to a power source (say, overnight for charging), it automatically syncs and backs up any new content to iTunes. So you always have your movies, TV shows, home videos, and photo albums everywhere you want them.

In my opinion I think one of the best features is not having to plug into your computer for future upgrades and activations once iOS 5 is installed.

With all the new features coming to us via iOS 5, what new features are you looking forward to?

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  • Rick Patric

    what’s the exact releasing time of iOS 5? 

    • Elisecaroline1999

      The very question I was wondering. I’m positive it’s today tho. They probably can’t tell us exactly because all their servers will crash If all us nerds install it at the same time…

      • Jad

        It will be released at 1 pm EDT

        • Applenerd

          How do you know?

          • Pezcapades

            The past iOS’s have released around 10:00am PDT.  So this one probably will too.

          • ElisecarIoline1999

            Oh cool. Thx!

      • MrACP1911

        Hahaha, love your response too true we are nerds (and proud of it) been waiting since midnight lol

  • alysa villalobos

    I cant wait!!!!
    downloaded itunes 10.5 now waiting for the ios 5 woot woot

  • Amar

    what time is it coming out

  • ANGRY APPLE BOY

    when the fuck is this gonna be released wtf i been waiting since MIDNIGHT BITCH

    • Applenerd

      That sucks. I was thinking aout getting up at six to get it but I’m glad I didn’t lol

    • Paul

      Any real need… 

    • Clkman52

      bit tense are we?

    • Skulldraggor31

      me too those basturds! now im sleep as hell!

  • Jad

    It will be released at 1 pm EDT

  • Matt

    ugh this is so frustrating! just release ios5 already!!!!

  • Tunapita

    It says my software is the newest. I take it it’s not going to be out for at least a little while longer.

  • Kristin

    I’ve been waiting all summer for this. SO excited for the new notifications system.  I just backed up my iPhone 4.  About to back up my iPad 2 (just bought it on Sunday).  

  • Ronanh13

    i heard 6pm GMT which is 1pm EDT. I hope that’s right I’m sick of waiting. roll on 6pm. 

  • Bwilson1969

    what time will it be released

  • Dwiz

    Hellleeerrr!!! lol where is the update already!!!!

  • Beligerant Apple Man

    I think I’ll just give iOS 5 a miss and hold out for iOS 7, it’s a better number

  • Facebookaccount43

    what time will it be released in france?

  • Ruben58

    They need to hurry up.

  • soooo do you think in 20 min apple will release the IOS 5

  • Haden Charl

    really!!!  When the heck is this update gonna be available?? Jeeezzz Apple, come on!! 1850 RSA time, no luck yet

  • Ehtasham111

    still it is not released 🙁

  • I can’t wait come on Apple anytime soon.

  • Ehtasham111

    no sorry it had been Released 😀
    i am now downloading it

  • Risinghopesnme

    its Up Guys, Grabbbbbbbbbbbb it 

  • Dan Morrow

    11:07 Mountain time and IOS5 just popped up!

  • Kevin

    Its out people!!! Press Check for update on iTunes!!

  • Sammoliver

    im downloading now in uk

  • Cloc

    It’s heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere. yay!

  • Ehtasham111

    n if u want to download IOS 5  direct without itunes
    then here it the link : http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw