Apple has finally released iOS 5, the latest major update of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The update adds among other features iMessage – data messaging like BlackBerry BBM – and Notification Center, which aggregates all your Notifications in one place, similar to Android.

Take a look at some of the top features in the iOS 5.

Notification center: The biggest feature in iOS 5 is a Notification Center similar to the one found on the Android OS. The users can navigate to the Notification Center by simply running a finger down from the top of the screen, allowing them to access all their notifications from a central location, which means the end of those annoying pop-ups that disturb anything you’re doing with the phone.

iCloud Support: The iCloud service is integrated into some key aspects of the iOS 5 – photos, e-books, device backups, document storage and, of course the iTunes. The most popular iCloud-powered feature amongst users could well be the PhotoStream, an option that can be toggled on or off and which allows users to automatically synchronize photos across multiple devices.


iMessage: This is the new messaging service for iOS users. This option is similar to BlackBerry’s Messenger service.

Camera Software Improvement: The new and updated camera app for the iOS 5 will make taking a photo a much easier affair. Users can now capture a photo by simply tapping the “Home” button twice. Users can now also open the camera app directly from the “Lock” screen. Users can capture movement, through the camera app, simply by controlling the iPhone’s volume button

Twitter Integration: The ability to integrate your Twitter account with the iOS 5 is now a reality. Users can share pictures and tweets without having to log in to their Twitter account on multiple occasions. The iOS 5 makes it even easier to tweet from iPhone’s, iPad or iPod touch

PC-Free Setup: This option will allow users to activate their iDevices without plugging into a computer. In addition, all back-ups and synchronizations can happen exclusive of any connection to a computer, as long as the user has data stored in the iCloud.

 

Source : Apple