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iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes

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  • Apple iOS 5
    4/5

    We've not yet met the iOS update that we wouldn't recommend, and iOS 5 is certainly the most far-reaching and feature-rich upgrade to date. That said, it's not without its bugs and strange behaviors. But...

At a Glance

We've not yet met the iOS update that we wouldn't recommend, and iOS 5 is certainly the most far-reaching and feature-rich upgrade to date. That said, it's not without its bugs and strange behaviors. But it's clearly paving ground for a lot of key functionality in the future, and even a lack of polish shouldn't keep you from upgrading.

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Pros

  • Massive update plugs many feature holes
  • Notification system is vastly improved
  • Finally makes iOS devices viable without computer

Cons

  • Twitter integration buggy in places
  • Lack of dictation on older hardware disappointing
  • Reminders app missing logical features
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