Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apple iOS 5 and iCloud service to launch October 12

Apple's latest software update for iOS and the iCloud storage service will go live on October 12, according to several live blogs reporting the news from the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif., today.

Apple announced the new iOS 5 and the iCloud music service in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 5 will come with a slew of new features, including notifications and iMessage, a new messaging service for iOS users. Apple also announced a new app for iOS 5 called Reminders, which offers location-based reminders. It could do things like remind you to stop by the grocery store when you're leaving the office

The iCloud service is a storage service that is free to iOS users and ferries data between devices and stores device backups in the cloud. Developers have had access to iCloud since then, and a public rollout was promised for the fall.

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