We’re still not done with the official iPhone announcement just yet but Apple has given the official date for the availability of its latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5. Starting October 12th, iOS 5 will be available to download and install.It may not be the 10th like we were hoping but you can wait two more days, can’t you?
iOS 5 comes with many improvements from the previous version, most notably the way notifications are handled. While Apple may have taken a page out of the Android playbook with the new implementation of notifications, we’re more than happy to rid ourselves of those annoying pop ups. Other new features in iOS five include heavy Twitter integration within core applications, iMessage, Newsstand, PC-Free, and more.
Many users are more than excited about the introduction of iMessage, which will allow iOS users to easily communicate with each other for free. Much like BlackBerry Messenger, iMessage will limit you to iOS users only but we have our doubts that there will be too many complaints about that.
Twitter integration is found throughout many of the core applications within iOS 5, allowing you to tweet your deets from virtually anywhere you go. Whether or not the integration will be as tight as Android has yet to be seen but it’s looking mighty fine so far.
If you’re wondering if iOS 5 will work on your device, then one should know that the update will work on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touches. If you’re rocking the iPhone 3G then your SOL, but aren’t you due for an upgrade right about now anyway?
With just a little over a week before iOS 5 debuts, are you peeing in anticipation yet?
We’ll be updating this post as soon as we get more information on all the new features on tap. Stay tuned!