iOS 5 Available Now, Together With OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud
In case you didn’t know, Apple has made iOS 5 available, a week and a day after the iPhone 4S announcement. This update brings stuff like pull down notifications, iCloud, iMessage, Find My Friends and Twitter integration, plus the usual bug fixes and stability improvements.
The lock screen now allows you to access the camera directly and take pictures faster, so that’s another welcome novelty. The iDevices getting the update are iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the iPad 1 and 2, plus the third and fourth gen iPod touch. Find My Friends looks like a privacy breach and might soon cause problems, especially with so many potential stalkers out there, all of them equipped with iPhones.
Meanwhile, while some dream of Siri, they’ll only get it with the iPhone 4S, so no luck here, if you want to talk to your phone and get answers. Just to know, you need iTunes 10.5 to get iOS 5, but mind you that people have been complaining of various issues, delays and problems, so let’s leave the dust to settle for a bit before upgrading… Oh, there’s also a new OS X coming, version 10.7.2 in case you’re interested, complete with iCloud support on the Mac.