Apple is showcasing iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 in San Francisco. The next-gen mobile OS is loaded with over 200 tricked-out new features, all of which will be rolling out to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners this fall.
For example, the latest and greatest iteration of iOS includes iMessage, which allows you to easily send texts, photos and videos between all iOS devices; Newsstand, a new way to purchase/organize newspaper/magazine subscriptions; and an all-in-one Notification Center.
Perhaps most importantly, iOS 5 offers "PC Free" capabilities, which enables users to activate their iOS device right out of the box and receive over the air software updates.
Apple has also upgraded its trusty Safari browser, which now offers tabbed browsing, automatically removes "clutter," sets appropriate font sizes, and allows users to save articles across all their iOS devices.
Additional features include:
The iOS 5 beta software and SDK are available here for iOS Developer Program members, and for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (third/fourth generations) later this fall.