Apple has planned a press conference at its California campus on Tuesday, Oct. 4. While it’s near certain Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone (and perhaps a less expensive iPhone 4), the Mac maker could also use the stage to announce iOS 5 availability.
Apple originally unveiled the software at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, with the update slated for a fall launch. The upgrade will be available for the iPad and the iPad 2, and will bring over 200 new features and updates.
One standout update is the remodeled notification system, which will collect notifications in the Notification Center that can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the device. The hub will feature weather and stocks at the top of the screen and other notifications like call and SMS alerts under that.
Other features receiving a facelift from the new operating system include a new Reminders app, enhancements to Mail and Airplay, as well as camera updates. For a full, in-depth list of all the new features iOS 5 will bring, check out this iOS 5 preview.
Though Apple has not confirmed that it will announce iOS 5’s availability on Oct. 4, the date would match up nicely with the promised fall launch. Check back here for a review of the latest operating system when Apple finally releases it.