iPhone 5: iOS 5 beta version issued to developers.(Read article summary)
iPhone 5: iOS 5 is set to launch this fall, but developers already have their mitts on the new Apple OS.
iOS 5, the latest iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, has been dished out in beta version to developers, and judging by the early reports, the upgrade over iOS 4 won't be particularly enormous. There are bunch of bug fixes – and hat tip here to Boy Genius Report, which has published a sheaf of iOS 5 details – and full compatibility with iCloud. Also on the docket (maybe): Some sort of text-to-speech function.
In a much-read post over at PC World, Ian Paul argues that much of iOS 5 feels familiar. And for a good reason: iOS 5, Paul says, gets a lot of its best features from Android. Paul has compiled a list of the "ripped-off" functionalities, which include greater social media integration and over-the-air updates (as opposed to Apple updates now, which require the user to plug his or her device into a computer).