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For most people, iOS 5 is still a few months away. It’s likely that it won’t launch until September, when Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5.But iOS developers get to try the version 5 beta now, and we just loaded it on our own iPhone 4.
Our snap reaction: It’s awesome. Sure, Apple took some ideas from Android. But Apple simply did it better.
Take our tour below to see iOS 5 in action.
You now have a few options: You can restore your phone's settings from iTunes, an iCloud backup, or a new phone. Since we don't have anything backed up to iCloud yet, we'll set this up as a new phone.
Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to view the notifications centre. It will ask for your location so you can get weather updates from the Weather widget.
Now let's test the new notifications system. Open Twitter and allow notifications when you receive this message.
When you get a Twitter mention, this is the notification that pops up. Swipe down to see all your notifications.
You can access the camera from the lock screen. Double tap the home button and then tap the camera icon.
The article is sent to your Reader app. You can also share the article from here. Tap the icon with the arrow.
Finally, there's e-mail search. Open the app and scroll to the top. A search bar will appear. You can search by sender, recipient, subject, or all of the above.
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