New Cloud Based iOS 5 Delayed Until Fall?

Posted March 26, 2011 at 10:52pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16513 views

Apple has reportedly pushed back the launch of new cloud based iOS until this fall, according to two 'solid' TechCrunch sources.

Here is what they're hearing:
● iOS 5 will launch in the fall and will be a major revamp of the OS.
● It could well be previewed at WWDC, it just won’t be released then.
● The iOS 5 launch is also likely to coincide with the release of a new type of iPad, which we previously reported on.
● The new iOS will be heavily built around the cloud, and we could see several new services launch from Apple that take advantage of this.
● Yes, one of those is very likely a "music locker" service. There is also a fall launch aim for this, during Apple’s annual music-themed event.
● But much of the cloud stuff will first be talked about at WWDC, Apple’s developer event which will take place in June.
● One of the new cloud service elements is likely a location service that focuses on finding friends and family members.
● As we said yesterday, OS X Lion is still on pace for a summer release — some of the new cloud components are likely to be baked into it as well.

If Apple does decide to release iOS 5 in the fall it would be a break from their typical schedule. It's unclear if they would still launch a new iPhone in June/July or whether this would be pushed back for release alongside the new firmware.

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Leonick - March 27, 2011 at 8:17am
While a big rework could be possible the two cloud features mention is hardly calling for reworking of the OS, sounds more like two new apps... If Apple are going to rework anything it\'s the notification system and maybe add more functionality to the homescreen/springboard
dobo10 - March 27, 2011 at 5:49am
agree with you at the moment I have unlimited broadband usage
Jon - March 26, 2011 at 11:59pm
carriers better start getting ready to bring back unlimited data since all this thing about the cloud will consume a lot of bandwidth......2gb wont be enough......everything will be going back and forth between the cloud and the device,,,,,, mp3, documents, videos photos etc.
Tom Ameen - March 27, 2011 at 1:40am
I completely agree!
R00b0y - March 27, 2011 at 5:52am
Agreed... but unlikely to bring back unlimited plans with the telephone companies.. ....but what if Apple opened their own cloud data service for iOS only?
NeHoMaR - March 27, 2011 at 12:17pm
That companies are business, you know what that means? they are not giving you unlimited things, because they want your money.
LongDong - March 27, 2011 at 4:53pm
The providers will just release a special \'iOS 5 unlimited data plan\' similar to a lot of the UK tethering plans which will cost an extra £5 on top of your monthly plan. Fascists...
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