iOS 5: cloud-based update now due in autumn

Initial reports had claimed iOS 5 would be shown off at special Apple event next month.

Apple will not release iOS 5 until autumn, with the Cupertino company planning to show off its plans for the updated mobile operating system at June’s WWDC event. That’s according to, “…two solid sources,” who have spoken to TechCrunch.

The news flies in the face of rumours that Apple would tout iOS 5 at a special event in April, the month it’s traditionally unveiled the next iteration of its iPhone and iPad software. However, it’s believed that the release of iOS 5 has been delayed to coincide with the potential release of another iPad later this year.

Word is that iOS 5 will bring major changes, with cloud services being a major focus. This ties into recent chatter about a revamp of MobileMe, with talk of a “digital locker” for music and movies bought from iTunes. Location-based services are also set to be a prominent feature, as Apple looks to take on the likes of Google Latitude, Facebook Places and Foursquare.

Apparently, this delay in the launch of iOS 5 will not affect the planned summer release of the iPhone 5. The next-gen phone will instead come with iOS 4 to start, before getting the update a few months after it hits shelves.

Tell us what you think of Apple’s iOS 5 plans now over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via TechCrunch

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now