iOS 5 has been released, iPhone and iPad users rejoice!

iOS 5 has been released, iPhone and iPad users rejoice!

And... there it goes - Apple has finally released iOS 5 for owners of the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, 3GS and soon, the 4S. A brand new Notification Center, Twitter integration, iCloud, iMessage, mail and Safari improvements, as well as many other new features are waiting for you behind that "Update" button in iTunes. A major software release? You bet! Stay tuned for our coverage of the new OS, while in the meantime, why don't you quickly refresh your memories reading our article on the new stuff that has made its way into the updated platform!


source: Apple


P.S. Psst, jailbreakers, it might be wise not to rush the update just yet...


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150 Comments

1. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

will download this on my 3GS..

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Very exciting news; iPhone users have been waiting months for this. Now only if my GD Droid Pro would get freaking Gingerbread!! It's okay, I think I might get the 4S Friday anyway...

12. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

umm droid pro got gingerbread a long time ago DUHH

87. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Have any proof of this? I literally called and visited every Verizon store and they said it hasn't...

93. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

152. ilia1986 unregistered

msa1988 you have an Android phone. You can do whatever you want!! You can install ANY version of Android you want. Via custom roms! There are zillions of them! And because you got Android - you can do almost anything with it! Widgets, live wallpapers, zillion other tweaks and things that iOS will NEVER have. iOS 5? Give me a break..

3. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I am downloading it now. You can tell the Servers are slammed. Mine just completed download after 2 hours. All I can say is 774MB update, Really???

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

IPHONE USERS.. HURRY UP AND INSTALL iOS 5.2.2.1 FROYO-APPLE!! NOW WITH MORE ANDROID!! lolol

8. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Oh no, android on our iphone? That means our iphones would now be laggy and choppy. Lol.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if your phone was using a capable OS and not a glorified app list and launcher, it would be choppy already. :)

19. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

which is funny considering that my Droid X and Atrix run quite smoothly these days, thank you very much. :)

47. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

These days? Implying it doesnt usually run smooth

54. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hi Hawk. I'll admit that with Froyo my Droid X wasn't the smoothest at all, and feedback from others on the Atrix prior to Gingerbread was similar. But since both have Gingerbread now they both run smooth as butter. Except today I'll probably be shutting off the X permanently. It had a good run, but there's no sense in paying for two phone bills at once. You served me well, X. I'll never forget you. :(

36. CompScienceGrad unregistered

Do you know what an OS entails? At a basic level what else is an OS supposed to do beyond providing an intermediary between hardware to support applications?

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh.. with an unregistered name like that.. please enlighten me.. and quote sources. :)

67. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Hey remixfa I love android too but why you gotta start stuff?

115. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because a few of the applefanatics have been extra stupid lately, so i figured i would stir the pot for fun. Cant be serious aaaaaaaalll the time :)

127. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha ur irony is killing me…

153. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the world is full of irony :)

72. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I will never take you seriously again since you're saying the atrix runs smoothly. I just got rid of the phone and I use every custom rom possible, there is no way in hell your atrix runs smooth.

76. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*thinks about it* Yep, Atrix runs smoothly. Smooth as silk. Of course, if I end up running like five things at once that all chew up my RAM that might not be the case. But yeah, I run stock Motoblur and Gingerbread and my Atrix runs just fine. I don't know why you had problems with yours. But don't dismiss my experience simply because it's better than yours.

83. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

it runs it runs less smooththann my 2 year old desire. there is a reason why it's never used in any dual core comparisons

88. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Then I don't know what the hell you were doing to your Atrix, because mine runs awesome. I am being dead serious here.

99. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

He probably never got the gingerbread update, or rooted his phone...

100. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I've been rooting and modding android phones longer than you have owned one. The phone is jerky at best. Not a very good standard for android.

74. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

In apa format

86. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

you're a tool for putting that as your username

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Lol! Hey lay off the iOS 5 update. With iMessages, notifications, voice act... Uh Siri (Hopefully), this is gonna make my iPad much more feature rich! Like my Droid! :) iOS fans may not want to admit it would make it more like Android, but it's true. But I ask my fellow iOS users, what is so bad about incorporating some of the features that makes Android so great? They way I see it, adding these Android features are the best thing since Apple added MMS! Now if only they would add some of Android's customization...

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yay....woohoo....yaawwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnn.... Yeah, I know it's exciting for the rest of you iPhone users. :P *goes back to playing Minecraft on my 100 buck Android phone which has almost everything the 300 buck iPhone 4S does*

6. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

And you took time just to post your bitter comment :)

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