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iOS 5 to ship this fall, no iPhone 5 yet

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Today at WWDC, Apple announced many new features for iOS 5 including OTA updates and 200 other features. highlighted features include an all new Notifications area, iMessage, Newsstand, Reminders, Twitter, Camera, Photos, Safari, PC Free (untethered), and more.

iOS 5 Notifications

Notifications

The Notifications system has finally been overhauled in iOS 5, you will no longer be annoyed by push notifications in the way they were before. Notifications will now appear in their own panel which can be pulled down from the top of the screen sort of like a shade.

Newsstand

The Newsstand feature in iOS 5 is there to organize all of your mobile newspaper subscriptions in the same way that iBooks does it currently.

Reminders ios5

Reminders

Reminders is a new way to look at upcoming events and plans you made through iCal or Outlook. If you have a reminder to buy something from the supermarket, the reminders are location based so you may receive a notification to buy Milk for example.

Twitter

Twitter will be integrated right into iOS 5, you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps. If you want to Tweet someone, their contact information can be pulled directly from your contacts list on your device.

Camera

The camera can be brought up from the lock screen now and pictures taken with the volume up button on the site of the phone. This will make capturing that moment much quicker than ever before.

PC Free

PC Free is the all new un-tethered experience for iOS devices. This new feature will allow users to sync data to the cloud from their device into iCloud and do Over The Air (OTA) updates for apps and software.

Many more features are detailed on the Apple website.

iOS 5 will launch this fall to the following devices, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and 2, iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. No announcement of the iPhone 5 was made as predicted. The iPhone 5 or 4s is still rumored to launch in September.

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