Quick recap: iOS 5

The Skinny

iOS 5 is the new iPhone and iPad operating system that will be released this fall. It will run for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2. It will be a free software update available through iTunes.


Major Features

PC Free
Sync your device wirelessly to your computer. Ensuring it is always up to date with the latest software, photos, music, contacts, calendars, etc.
Notification Center
One stop location for notifications from Messages, Twitter, Facebook, calendar events, etc. No more losing track of your important reminders.
New built-in todo list with location aware tasks. Eg. When I arrive at the mall, remind me to buy a present for Mom.
Enhanced Camera
Crop, rotate, and edit your photos, straight from the Camera app. Also, quickly access the camera from your lock screen as well as use the volume up button as the “take picture” button.
Much More
Twitter integration, Newsstand, new messaging service called iMessages, and much more is available through the iOS 5 update.


Where can I learn more?

Apple’s website, click here.
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Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.