iOS 5 Arrives Today, iPhone 4S to Follow Soon
Article by George Norman
On 12 Oct 2011
Today is the 12th of October, a cold and rainy Tuesday here at the super secret FindMySoft headquarters. It is also the day when the latest and greatest version of the iOS operating system will be released to the public. As you may remember, at the start of the month Apple held a press event and unveiled the iOS 5, the iPhone 4S and iCloud. It said at the time that iOS will be released to the public on the 12th of October – that’s today.

iOS 5, touted by Apple as the “world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” comes with more than 200 new features. The new Notification Center is among those features; what the Notification Center does is allows users to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption. Another new feature is the new messaging service appropriately named iMessage.


If you have an iPhone 3GS or an iPhone 4, iOS 5 will be offered to you as a free software update. If you pre-ordered an iPhone 4S, the device will come with iOS 5. The iPhone 4S, which comes with a better camera, a more powerful processor, and a new intelligent assistant called Siri, became available for pre-order on October 7th. The device will become available for purchase in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on Friday, October 14. In the US it will be available at all 245 Apple retail stores beginning at 8AM local time.

The iPhone 4S is shaping up to be a big commercial success for Apple. As I mentioned above, the device became available for pre-order on October 7th. Apple announced that in the first 24 hours alone, iPhone 4S pre-orders topped 1 million. In comparison, the pre-orders for the iPhone 4 topped 600,000 in the first day. According to Apple, this is proof that the iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet.

"We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do."

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS, Siri, iCloud
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