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June 6, 2011

Apple Introduces iOS 5 (shipping this fall)

    Apple today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features

    New iOS 5 features include:

    • Notification Center, an new way to view and manage notifications in one place without interruption;
    • iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices;
    • Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. Viagra
    • A new PC Free feature, which allows iOS 5 users to activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.

    Availability
    The iOS 5 beta software and SDK are available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com. iOS 5 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (fourth generation) and iPod touch (third generation) this fall. Some features may not be available on all products.

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