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Apple releases new operating system for iPhone handsets, iPad tablet and other devices

Cupertino based computer and software company Apple has made available its latest iOS 5 platform, which is ready to be downloaded and installed for Apple iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation of their devices.

iOS 5 can be installed by connecting an Apple device to a computer running iTunes, which recognises if a compatible product is eligible for the update with the new operating system being automatically downloaded and added to the device.

The new platform includes over 200 new features, including a new notification centre that is an easier way to view and manage notifications in one place without any interruption. There is also iMessage – a new messaging service that allows for the simpler sending of text messages, photos and videos between all iOS 5 users.

iOS 5 arrives pre-installed on the iPhone 4S with iCloud, which is a set of cloud services that works with the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC for wirelessly storing content in the iCloud, which then pushes it to all devices.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.