When will Apple preview iOS 5?

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Apple will most likely preview iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in early April. This isn't based on a "source familiar with the matter" but on simple history. Apple is secretive but cyclical. When it comes to iOS, so far they've held to the same pattern year after year. They did a preview in April of last year for iOS 4, and they've previewed iOS (formerly iPhone OS) in the spring going back to 2.0 in 2008.

If you're curious what we hope (not expect) to see included, check out our Imagining iOS 5 post. Otherwise, we're wait

So yeah, we expect an iOS 5 preview in April, don't you?

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Rene Ritchie

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When will Apple preview iOS 5?


We need more robust cloud services (I think this is a given)
Better notifications and social network integration.
More UI changes: I would like them to move spotlight to the top of every springboard page so people actually use it. I would also like apple to change up the multitasking UI to be more lime web os. I don't really like the static icons. If they add stacks (or clusters as apple calls it in mission control in lion) that would be a plus.

The other nice surprise would be to see apple is using it's acquisitions like Siri and what ever the two map companies Apple bought to compete against google maps and there really good navigation and system wide voice recognition. Basically I want to see this iOS update like an iPhone 3GS to a iPhone 4

All I ask is that the overhaul the notification system. Otherwise it's enough to drive me to another platform.

Thus are some features that would make iOS 5 the best version ever
- uses FaceTime camera to use any service of video chat
- the ability to download straight from safari no app required
- get notifications if your not on wifi or 3G
- ability to landscape your homescreen
Hope you guys like this features

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LOL, it's the uber-predictable and uber-formulaic articles such as these that make me avoid this blog at times, but the comments posted here are sometimes hilarious!

Better question,what's left to add? I would like a better lock screen, maybe a weather widget and a UI freshup.