Moments ago iOS 5, the latest update to Apple’s mobile operating system went live in iTunes. The update brings some 200 new features, among them enhanced notifications, iMessage, wireless updates and iTunes syncing, Twitter integration and support for newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
iOS 5 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the iPad 2 and its predecessor, the third and fourth generation iPod touch and, of course, the iPhone 4S which ships this Friday.
Also now available for download: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 which brings with it support for iCloud.
5:54 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Started the download for IOS 5 about an hour ago. iTunes says it's going to be another 30 minutes. I guess I'm not the only one who wants it.
Gizmodo has a great review of some of the new features: [gizmodo.com...]
6:21 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
To save some time, make sure you download iTunes 10.5 first, it's required and you will be prompted to do so when you start your upgrade.
Still waiting for the file to download. You may want to wait until tonight to upgrade...
7:51 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
site is running VERY slow tonight.
8:10 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
My kid got up at 5:30 am to download this - strictly to have access to the BBM technology. Of course the download wasn't available at 5:30 this morning :).
12:10 am on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's a lo-o-ng download. Then, if you want photo streaming on the iCloud, there's a new release of iPhoto to buy ($15) and another somewhat long download (782M).
Warning, if it matters: if you want to use iCloud, and if you use Gmail, you can't sync Contacts with both iCloud (i.e. local address book) and Gmail. Pick.
4:19 am on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
There are lots of complaints about the iOS upgrade.
As a non Apple user i wonder if you have a choice when to download the upgrade, if yes than you never been an MMORPG player, because than you would know, never play on batch day... ;-)
5:02 pm on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
@viggen If I read you correctly, you're right about *when* - as for "long" download, I found that by going the next day for mi esposa's laptop, it went blazingly fast. Must have been competition for Apple's servers. My bad.
Computerworld - The launch of Apple's new iCloud service has been reminiscent of the fiasco three years ago when the company debuted MobileMe, according to users' complaints that describe a sweeping range of problems.
One of the fastest-growing complaints, however, is about iCloud's failure to deliver emails, or let users log onto their .me or .mac accounts.