New iPhone to be Announced on Oct. 4? Don’t Forget iOS 5 is Coming to Current iOS Devices Too

With so much attention and speculation being focused on the possible new iPhone model or models next week, it is easy to forget that people who currently own an iPhone 3GS or 4, iPod touch 3rd or 4th generation or iPad 1 or 2 are going to get a lot of benefit out of the iOS 5 update that should ship very soon as an Over The Air (OTA) update.

Apple Announces October 4 Event: Let’s Talk iPhone

iOS 5 will bring:

– A notification center that resembles Android’s pull-down notification function
– iMessage group messaging that works with the iPod touch and iPad as well as the iPhone
– Newsstand for magazine and newspaper app subscriptions
– Reminders: A supercharged to-do list
– Twitter integration
– Option to use the Volume Up button as a camera shutter button (an idea that got the Camera+ app banned from the App Store for a few months)
– iCloud file syncing
– Safari web browser enhancements
– WiFi Sync to a Mac or PC
– Multitasking gestures for the iPad
– AirPlay Mirroring to display whatever is on an iPad display to an HD TV via an Apple TV

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