The iOS 5 is finally here. Now it is available to download for free at the official website of Apple. All users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will be able to upgrade the software devices directly without any costs involved. The new software has over 200 new features with almost all of them being powered by the new integrated iCloud technology.
Indeed, the iCloud technology is the smartest new feature of iOS 5. It is seamlessly integrated into all features so you get to use a huge range of benefits automatically. How does this technology work? The simplest way to explain its operation is to describe it as a virtual and wireless hard drive or as put by the developers themselves, a “hard drive in the sky”.
iCloud acts as a virtual storage place. It keeps all of your downloaded content automatically. The security of your files is totally guaranteed. All of your data is kept in one place and at the same time you get access to it from all of your Apple devices that use iOS 5 and from your Mac or PC. For instance, you download a music album on your Mac. Then you can readily get access to it via your iPhone. You can transfer the songs and enjoy listening to your favorite music. It is as simple and as ingenious as this.
The iCloud technology of iOS 5 has another great capability which will be of great advantage to you. It syncs your calendar, contacts and emails across all the Apple portable devices that you have and your Mac or PC. For example, when you update your contact list using your personal computer, you will be able to get the contact details of the newly entered people on your iPad and you will be able to IM them or email them directly. No data transfer is required.
There is yet another added benefit of the iCloud technology that comes integrated with iOS 5. This technology saves space on your portable devices so you can keep more of everything that you want from music and your personal photos to bulky TV shows and music. You get 5 GB storage for free together with the iCloud. You can readily use it to keep all of the entertainment items that you download. There is no need to use the free storage that comes with your device until you have the 5 GB storage space full.