iOS 5 Software Update Now Available for Download

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iOS 5 Release Download

iOS 5 is finally available for download from iTunes, the software update was made available at 10:00 AM PT. In order to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you would first need to have iTunes 10.5. Once you have the latest version of iTunes connect your device and then under “Summary” tab click on “Check for update”.

Apple’s iOS 5 update supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, third and fourth gen iPod touch, first and second gen iPad. The update according to Apple brings more than 200 new user features.

Some of the most notable user enhancements include Notification Center which offers non-obstructive notifications and a new way to organize all notifications. iMessage is probably one of the most exciting addition that will allow users to send unlimited text, photo and video messages to other iOS 5 device users.

Apple is taking the subscription based digital magazines business even more seriously with the introduction of Newsstand. It automatically organizes magazines and newspaper subscriptions on your Home Screen.

With iOS 5 you’ll also get Reminders app that offers location-based reminders, built-in Twitter support, camera enhancements, mail improvements and much more. iOS device users will now be able to wirelessly sync their devices and even download OTA (over the air) delta updates for future software versions.

Have you already downloaded iOS 5? Share your thoughts and upgrade experiences in the comments below.


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  • Pawista

    had to try twice on the iPad  2 and on the iPhone 3gs where i notice a improvement of battery life..

  • Kristinnwadike

    People having problems make sure your iTunes is update to the latest version or else it won’t work

  • bluemonkey

    i tried to update, it seemed like it did it but now my iphone 4 will not reboot it has just got the arrow circle going around, it will not do a thing, any ideas?

  • Brettclensr

    Installed on my Iphone 4 with no problems. Time to play!

  • Nickc

    same problem as lewis stiff. Updated everything. Still no luck…

  • Lewis Stiff

    still trying to update, got an error also and now i have to retore my phone…..which isnt working so far!! come on apple your better than this

  • Huffler

    Tried to update tonight – got an error and it wouldn’t update – iPhone ok though

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