iOS 5 reviewed: Notifications, iMessages, and iCloud, oh my! [telecom]

iOS 5 reviewed: Notifications, iMessages, and iCloud, oh my!

By Jacqui Cheng Ars Technica

iOS 5 is now available to the public after having been teased for months. Unlike the last major update to the operating system (iOS 4), we think iOS 5 could be the most significant update to the iDevice line since the rollout of iPhone OS 3 back in 2009. Why do we say that? Simple-because of the sheer number of new and improved features that make the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad more usable than ever.

We're talking significantly revamped notifications, Twitter integration, wireless sync, iCloud, home screen improvements, and more-so many, in fact, that we can't address everything buried within an app or setting in a single review. What we will do, however, is talk about the major updates as well as those tidbits that interest us the most after having used the OS. We did run across a few nitpicks here and there that we hope Apple addresses in future updates. Overall, though, we think it's worth upgrading to iOS 5.


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