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iOS5, iCloud and new iPods available October 12

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The new iOS 5 operating system will be available from October 12 (Oct 13 Aust time) for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

This new software includes numerous updates and new features including reminders, notifications and free messaging between iOS devices.

The release date was revealed at Apple’s special media event which was held at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.  

Also announced was a refresh of the iPod range which includes a new white iPod Touch now available and capacity now 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and will be priced at $219, $329 and $439 respectively.

The iPod Nano (8GB $149; 16GB $169) has also been updated with larger onscreen icons to make it easier to navigate and 16 new clock faces following its popularity of being worn like a watch.

The new iPods will be available from October 12.

October 12 (Oct 13 in Australia) will also be the day when the iCloud services begin to allow content and documents to be shared between your iOS devices.

 An overview of the iOS 5 and iCloud features

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