iOS 5 Release Details

iOS 5
Source: apple.com – iOS 5

The iOS 5 is an operating system designed and developed especially for iPhone and iPad by Apple from 2011 to 2012. The system was released on October 12, 2011, and was preinstalled on the iPhone 4s, iPod touch 4th Generation, iPad 3rd Generation, and Apple TV 3rd Generation.

iOS 5 revamped notifications, adding temporary banners at the top of the screen and introducing the Notification Center, a central location for all recent notifications. The operating system also added iCloud, Apple’s cloud storage service for synchronization of content and data across iCloud-enabled devices, and iMessage, Apple’s instant messaging service.

For the first time, system software updates can be installed wirelessly, without requiring a computer and iTunes. iOS 5 also featured deep integration with Twitter, introduced multitasking gestures on iPads, and added an easily accessible camera shortcut from the lock screen.

This software gets the last update (5.1.1) on May 25, 2012, and later has been replaced by a newer version of iOS 6. Today iOS 5 is 12 years old!

iOS 5 Details

ReleasedOctober 12, 2011 – 12 years ago
Last Software UpdateMay 25, 2012 – 12 years ago
Time of Support226 days (7 months)
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPhone 3Gs
iPhone 4
iPhone 4s
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
iPad
iPad 2
iPad 3rd Generation
Apple TV 2nd Generation
Apple TV 3rd Generation
DistributioniTunes
Over-the-Air
Apple TV Software Update

Versions of the iOS 5

VersionsBuildRelease Date
iOS 5.09A334October 12, 2011 – 12 years ago
iOS 5.0.19A405
9A406
November 10, 2011 – 12 years ago
December 12, 2011 – 12 years ago
iOS 5.19B176
9B179
March 7, 2012 – 12 years ago
iOS 5.1.19B206
9B208
May 7, 2012 – 12 years ago
May 25, 2012 – 12 years ago

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