Apple has just announced at their iPhone media event that iOS 5 will be launching for all users on October 12th. It will be a free download for all Apple devices newer than the iPhone 3G & 3rd Gen iPod Touch.
iOS 5 News
iOS 5 is expected to have a new feature called Assistant. Assistant is the evolution of Siri’s personal assistant technology, which uses artificial intelligence technology to change the way you interact with your iPhone.
New information found within Apple’s latest iTunes beta suggests that Apple may soon enable developers to rent or offer free trials of software in the iOS App Store, reports AppAdvice, allowing app users to try before they buy, or use an app for a short time without paying full price.
Among the most anticipated expected features to be included in iOS 5 on next-gen iPhone models is Apple’s new Assistant feature, which uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to act as your personal assistant and help you make appointments, control your iPhone, or retrieve information.
With the launch of iOS 5 right around the corner, and deep Twitter integration coming along with it, Twitter VP of Engineering Michael Abbott has stated that Twitter is ready for iOS 5, despite the extra traffic it will bring to their servers.
Remember that report from yesterday about a Facebook engineer who quit for Google after Facebook didn’t launch his iPad app? Facebook may have had good reason to hold back, as a new report suggests that Apple may announce Facebook integration at their October 4th iPhone media event.
The wait may finally be over for two very anticipated new arrivals. Not only will we be introduced to the fifth generation iPhone at Apple’s October 5th event, but we might also witness the arrival of Facebook’s iPad app.
Following reports that Apple has blocked retail employee vacations for the first two weeks of October, Apple’s iPhone release plans are seemingly becoming more clear. Combining historical evidence with recent rumors, I predict that Apple will release iOS 5 on October 10th and a next-gen iPhone on October 14th.
Apple has begun blocking retail employee vacation time during the first two weeks of October, revealing likely release dates for iOS 5 and next-gen iPhone hardware.
Apple reset all iCloud libraries related to iTunes Match about 15 minutes ago. This follows Apple’s wiping of all iCloud device backup data on Thursday, September 22nd, and likely indicates that Apple intends to release the iOS 5 Gold Master very soon.
Twitter has announced a pair of developer conferenced in both New York and London on October 10th and October 12th to discuss Twitter integration using Apple’s forthcoming iOS 5.
Intelliborn’s popular jailbreak tethering app MyWi was recently updated to bring full compatibility for iOS 5. MyWi can be used to create a wireless access point or a bluetooth or cable connection to share your iPhone’s 3G connection with other devices.
According to John Paczkowski, of All Things Digital, Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday the 4th of October. It is widely expected that Apple will introduce the 5th generation of the iPhone and announce its release date. It is also a possibility that Apple will announce the release date of iOS 5 at the event.
A new posting on the Apple Developer Boards suggests that Apple will be completely resetting iCloud backup data on Thursday, September 22nd ahead of a possible release of the iOS 5 Gold Master on September 23rd.
Apple is pushing their retail employees to be fully trained on iOS 5 and iCloud by the end of September, reports CultofMac, ahead of expected early October debuts of the iPhone 5, iCloud, and iOS 5.
The folks over at Winrumors have just posted a remarkably thorough comparison between an iPad 2 running iOS 5 and a Windows 8 Slate device. The video is exhaustively detailed, and goes almost every feature between the two devices.