Should I Upgrade iOS 5 right away? Here are a few reasons why you may want to upgrade your iPhone, iPod and iPad Operating System to the new iOS 5 ? ( Checkout list of new Features in Apple iOS5 Software Update)
Reasons to Upgrade
Here’s why you should upgrade to iOS 5
iMessage – Free SMS over wi-fi and 3G instead of traditional SMS messages. You can send unlimited text messages from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to anyone who has iOS 5 devices, it means you don’t need to have your SMS plan which will save on your phone bill. iMessage is built into the iOS Messages app which allows you send text/SMS, photos, videos for free.
Sync wirelessly – No need to connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac using a wire to sync to load music, movies to your device. You can wirelessly sync your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection.
Notification Center – Get all your alerts (emails, SMS, Facebook requests, reminders, etc) in a single Notification Center. This allows your to keep track of them all in one location instead of
AirPlay – Streaming and mirror anything from your iOS device straight to your TV using Apple TV.
iCloud – Back up and restore your device automatically using iCloud. Download iOS updates directly on your device. iCloud is a cloud-based media storage and streaming services offering from Apple which lets you to store apps, documents and music on the Cloud
Twitter Integration – Twitter is integrated into iOS 5, which allows you to tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, etc
Access Camera from Lock screen – You can capture your those unexpected moments at a moment’s notice..
iOS 5 will work on the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPod touch 3rd generation
- iPod touch 4th generation
- iPad 2
According to Apple, iOS 5 includes more than 200 new features, including include newsstand, location-based reminders, enhanced photo enhancements, safari enhancements (read articles without ad clutter). At the end of the day, looking at the huge list of new features, it’s worth the upgrade.