Finally wait is over and long awaited iOS 5 has been released by the Apple with features such as Wi-Fi Syncing, Notification Center support few hours back and can now be directly downloaded from Apple servers. As we mentioned it in the earlier articles iOS 5 is a major new release and includes a substantial set of new features which includes wireless Syncing, all new Notification Center with the Widget support, iCloud service integration that allows to seamlessly sync all the photos, calendars, apps and app settings, music from your iPhone to the cloud and PC without your intervention, major Safari browser upgrade, deep Twitter integration, new Reminders, Newsstand App, enhanced Game Center and many other improvements and fixes.
Here are the direct download links for the iOS 5 for both Windows and Mac:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 GSM
- iPad 2 CDMA
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
- Apple TV (4.4)
However keep in mind that you need to have installed the latest iTunes 10.5 that was released yesterday. Another way to update to the iOS 5 is by using the built-in auto update feature for the iOS in iTunes. But in any case don’t forget to backup your data before making the switch!
iOS 5 Review and Notification Centre Widgets
Talking about the new features in the iOS 5 you might want to have a look at the article: iOS 5: Review of New Features, Compatibility and Jailbreak Support. Also we have written a lot about the new Notification Centre in iOS 5. Some of the must see articles include: Ultimate Compilation of Best iOS 5 Notification Centre Widgets [Cydia Tweaks]and WeeFacebook 2.0: Facebook Widget For the iOS 5 Notification Centre!
iOS 5 Jailbreak
Some jailbreak solutions have already been available for the iOS 5. Take a look at the following articles. Please note that iOS 5 jailbreak at this time is limited to the tethered. But its expected that an untethered jailbreak solution will be available in few weeks from now on.
Furthermore, for the iPhone users that are relying on the software based unlock on their respective devices BE Careful! iOS 5 upgrade will for sure upgrade your baseband and might cause a big problem in the future! So, if you are relying on the unlock please use this guide: Jailbreak iOS 5 & Preserve Baseband For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 1 Using Sn0wbreeze 2.8. Note that although the above guide has been written for the Dev version of the iOS 5 but its still applicable to the final version of the iOS 5 that Apple has just released today.
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