iOS 5 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad now available

iOS 5 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Apple has just released iOS 5 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Just plug into iTunes and check for updates. Arguably Apple's most ambitious update ever, it includes iCloud integration as well as Notification Center, iMessage, AirPlay Mirroring, and a host of new features.

If you're updating now, let us know how it's going for you, and if you need help, here are your go-to link.

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iOS 5 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad now available

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How is it a sense of entitlement? More of a sense of why the fuck don't Apple use some common sense? That's 3 hours of my day wasted going nowhere.
Every sodding year, Apple fuck up, yet everyone comes back and swears how great they are. Unless iOS5 can give me a blowjob I'm going to the dark side.

i keep getting Error 3200 ive done everything that apple said to do to fix it but still noting... anyone know how to fix this?

Any other iPad 2 users getting an Internal Error message? I've tried installing the update like 4 times, and get the same thing each time! My iPad is NOT jailbroken. I updated iTunes yesterday, iOS 5 downloaded, but just won't install. :/

Apple does have support--if you pay for it! It also has lots more customers. Apple's best support has always come from its users on forums like this one. The 3200 error is a network error: you're competing with millions. Keep retrying or if you're frustrated, take a break! It will work.

It's not an app, you need to message somebody that has i OS 5 and it changes the message from SMS to iMessage.

So if I am on wifi and roaming where I have to pay $.75 a sms is it going to send it Wifi lIke BBM or SMS do you know ?

Finally got my Ipad updated but had an error 3200 at first.Ended up fixing this by turning off both my Ipad and laptop. Unplugged the Ipad from the computer and tried the update all again after restarting everything.

Finally dl'd OS 5. Went to install and it just sits there at the backing up my device screen. Bar hasn't moved in 20 mins. What ya think? Keep waiting or try again?

I kept on getting the error on the iPhone restore and it was because I was using of the older USB cables instead of one of the newer ones. Once I used the new one it worked like a charm. Hope that helps.

i get an error stating that it couldnt verify my backup with apple, i take it as a connection error on apples part due to everyone upgrading at the same time? id like some feed back to make me feel better :/

just got off the phone with apple cause i was getting the 3200 error, they told me their servers are down & not to try to update till tomorrow, now the waiting again.

If you get the Internal Error message, just try it again, I think it took me 5 tries to get it, there's a TON of traffic right now, but you'll get through.

iOS5 is missing widgets on lockscreen for my 3GS, also cam app does not have the additional camera features such as crop, autoadjust,etc...you can however use the volume button to take pics...it seems like once again Apple gives a half baked version to the 3GS, very odd knowing that Apple is selling the 3GS still...

OK.
Update is done, iPhone 4 running iOS5 now.
1st try: error 3200
2nd try: OK
Restoring iPhone musics, videos, apps... from backup.
it's DONE.

OK, been trying for 2 hours, I keep getting the internal error, so I just tried again and it said that the servers were too busy. Now Im trying again. Im also downloading lion 10.7.2, Im thinking that could also be an issue. If i restart my macbook, will i lose the ios 5 download?????

There is too many people in the world!!!!
I am so sick of this, you cant do anything anymore without waiting in line!!
I cant even update my phone becuase your 60 year old dad is on here trying to update!! get a life dorks!! I just want my update!! I have been waiting on this FOREVER!!!
F OFF PEOPLE!!!!

Grab a box of tissues, sit the fuck down, and stop crying! That's the problem with the world today. Nobody has any patience. I want it now (stomps feet)......now now now now now!

Another possible useful tip from the Apple discussions for Win users:
To avoid Backup AGAIN and AGAIN after you successfully downloaded the 720Mb file AND backuped your ipad at least once:

  1. Hold Left-Shift key and Click "Restore" button in iTunes
  2. Look for the File: ussually in (Windows 7):

C:UsersAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPad Software Updates

  1. choose the file you downloaded and click OK
  2. Keep trying step 1-3

After 20 times this worked for me, I kept looking in the local file or would have done it sooner

won't restore. internal error has occurred. called apple. they are aware of issue. all dude said is that a lot of people downloading. keep trying or wait till later.

I had the same issue, I unplugged the ipad and replugged it, after getting the 3002 whatever error few times its finally updated

Have given up for now. Too many Error 3200 and 3004. Will try again in a few hours/days. Congrats to all those who got in to the Apple servers and ran a successful update!

The Only error I get says: iPhone cannot be restored. This device is not eligible for the requested build". What's up with that? It's an iPhone 4!

It's overloaded with whipersnappers, I'm taking away my kids iphones until this is straitened out. I suggest everyone else do the same, they can get ios5 next week.

im not having problems getting the new update AT ALL!!!! thanks god is working great and mine was jailbroken!!!! still, I'm not having problems getting the iOS 5.... good luck ya all!!!

to everyone getting the 3200 error. just keep trying, i honestly tried 30 times before finally getting ios5 up and running. and i was coming 4.3.5 untethered JB. be patient!

My phone is shows that its booting and then sign of loading the file and then shuts off. and keeps repeating this process. kindly advise

Same issue!
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Tried 5 times, and finally got it.. And one thing. On my 3GS i got the camera editing features, but no geo fence for reminders? hmm

I think I figure out the error message. Apple has to verify your device and their servers are probably jam packed today. After about 8 tries my Ipad 2 is now updating. Just have patients, it will work. I got scared for a second. lol

Couldve sworn there was the weather app and stock app on the lock screen when i saw previews? Also what about the camera button on the lock screen? Thats not there either...

This has got to be one of the funniest comment threads I’ve ever seen.
Some people here are acting like junkies out on the street begging for a fix. It’s kind of disgusting.

i have tried everything... i even update my mac yesterday so that i would be ok to start. but am just stuck in fking recovery mode and now my mac is looking to download OS Lion recovery what the Fk is going on here.... ahhhhhh

Some of you on this board need institutional help. If you insist on downloading a major system upgrade on one of the most widely held device platforms in the world, with many millions of users, you'd better have a really tough hide or lots of patience. Don't scream here about Apple ineptitude: the impatience is purely yours. I'm waiting. When you guys flush out all the issues and they get resolved and the demand on servers drops, then I'll upgrade.
Holy smokes; some of these posts are beyond juvenile.

Same here, now... I actually tried a half-dozen times throughout the day, and it failed with goofy error messages (I think the servers were just to busy to verify the update file, and then the device eligibility from what I could tell). Why they didn't spend a bit more time on error-trapping this (duh!) kind of event, to give some meaningful errors is beyond me (would save them a lot of phone calls and support traffic). After one of my friend's iPad ended up in recovery mode (the iPad needed to be restored to a previous OS and then backup restored), I decided maybe trying today wasn't such a good move.
I'm guessing many of the people with mucked-up iOS devices we're going to be reading about, wouldn't have happened if they hadn't all tried to update at once. Apple should have better anticipated and error-trapped this.

Took 58 minutes to update my iPad from backup to finish. This is with me having to try the restore 3 times now on to the iPod. This looks like it will take much longer seeing as it is redownloading the update. :(

If there is too much traffic on the servers why doesn't Apple spread out the update? That would help so much...!!! My iPhone is a Brick right now.!.!.!.!...!!!

Makes no sense why they wouldn't release this early EST so it can be downloaded in waves rather than the entire world being active at time of release. I smell bad press coming. Oh well I'm 60mb in and 4 hrs to go...I guess it will keep going.

I have just bought an iPad 2 (4.3.5) and I'm looking forward for the iOS 5 jailbreak. Will I be in trouble if I just update it now?

Internal error occurred" after downloading and backing up??????? WTF can't apple get their **** straight??????

I feel the same way. I been trying for the past six hours and still no luck. I'm restoring my device now.

The first time i tried it went fine through the update but then gave me the unknown error when verifying at the end! Now when i turn on the iPhone it gives me the "connect to iTunes" screen, and when i try to restore it gives me the error!
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

It took me all Aftermoon BUT got my I4 running IOS 5 On BB 4.10.xx on Gevey running tethered JB and it was FkG Worth it loving imsg and the notifications so far

Glad I have only been trying to update my 4th Gen iPod touch, I have been getting strange can't restore messages for 6 hours now.....4.3.5 looking pretty good.

I have a quick question, with the ios5 release I thought there would be quick access to camera from lock screen... I don't have that? Agh i was really looking forward to that change

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