This review will go over numerous new features of iOS 5.
edit: whoops, we jumped the gun a bit on the release. will be released shortly (usually at 1PM EST, 10AM PST). Our apologies on the early posting! The review still is solid, though.
Perhaps one of the most underappreciated and misconstrued features of iOS 5 will be iCloud. iCloud is Apple’s response to being able to store media away from your device while still having admittance to it from your device. iCloud is fundamentally a server on Apple’s end that holds your information so that you can access it on the go from any
of your devices, that includes PC’s and Macs.
iCloud will permit you to store your Mail accounts, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, Notes, Photos in Photo Stream, and iWork Documents. iCloud offers 5GB of storage for free, 15GB of storage for $20/year, 25GB of storage for $40/year, and 55GB of storage for $100/year. These prices are on par, if not somewhat cheap for a lot of its competition. But, aside from storing data, (because that’s boring), iCloud does a lot
iCloud is also your iDevice restore center. If you plan on taking advantage of iOS 5’s PC-Free option (explained below) then iCloud will allow you to back up all of your iDevices on iCloud instead of using iTunes to make backups. This means that you can restore your devices from iCloud backups. These backups will eat into your data space.