Just before the big event of the iPad 3 release, the presence of iOS 5 is charging up the atmosphere. One of the most anticipated events, the release of the iOS 5 has increased the anticipation for the iPad 3. The new iOS 5 comes along with PC-free setup, Wi-Fi synchronizing and a host of new improvements.
The notification center is one of the most exciting features. It will appear on the lock screen (if you want it to) and in a panel, which will slide down as you swipe the screen on the top. Changes to the notification center are easy to do. You can tweak it as you want, and you will get all the notifications from Facebook, informing you about what is happening around the world.
You are able to swipe the notifications on the lock screen, and go straight to the app or service you need. The camera is accessible from here as well. Double press on the home button and the camera icon pops up on the lock screen at the bottom right. Click on the icon and you can use the camera with the volume up down as the shutter control.
Safari Reader will now strip off the ads and other unnecessary clutter to give you a clear, clean reading environment. With the Reading List, you can save pages to read later. However, the pages are not cached and you cannot read them offline. An additional feature for Safari is tabbed browsing, which is supported by the larger screen of the iPad.
Location-aware reminders are another innovative idea that comes with the iOS 5. You can stick your reminder into the new notification area and synchronize them with the iCal and Outlook as well.
However, if you are looking for wireless backups and automatic synchronization between different devices, you need the iCloud. Apple is providing the first 5GB free, so watch out with what you are filling it up. If you are close to the top, you may get an e-mail from Apple, suggesting that you start buying more space. Therefore, backup, but be careful of what you are backing up into the iCloud.