Why I'm not updating to iOS 5

Tomorrow Apple releases iOS 5 to the public and while millions will rush to grab it and bring iTunes' servers to their knees, I for one will be taking a pass. At least for now. The reason is simple -- I'm not willing to give up my beloved Jailbreak.

I like being able to put more apps in the dock than Apple allows. I like being able to respond to texts without having to go back to the Messages app and change my settings with a swipe. I like being able to leave gaps on my home screen and I like seeing cool FX happen when I swipe from one screen to another.

And while Rene was showing me the admittedly cool looking new Notification Center in iOS 5, he couldn't preview email right from the pull down the way I could with my Jailbreak notifications.

There's already a tethered Jailbreak for iOS 5, but I need my phone to work for work, so tethered isn't an option for me. There are rumors an untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 might be coming soon.

That's what I'm waiting for. And that's why I'm not updating to iOS 5. Yet.

Anyone else on #TeamJailbreak waiting with me?