iOS 5, iCloud to be available October 12

Oct 4, 2011
Tech

Apple announced that iOS 5 will be available October 12 and will include more than 200 new features. Notably, there was no mention by Apple CEO Tim Cook or iOS chief Scott Forstall about a Facebook partnership. Apple did debut a new iPhone and iPad app called Cards, which allows users to send “snail mails” […]

Apple announced that iOS 5 will be available October 12 and will include more than 200 new features.

Notably, there was no mention by Apple CEO Tim Cook or iOS chief Scott Forstall about a Facebook partnership. Apple did debut a new iPhone and iPad app called Cards, which allows users to send “snail mails” via their iDevices. Cards will be available to download for $2.99.

To date, more than 18 billion iOS apps have been downloaded. Apple also noted that more than 100,000 developers are in its eco-system.

Apple announced that its iCloud service will also be available on October 12.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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