iOS 5 touching down in the UK on October 12th

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iOS-5-top.jpegiOS 5, the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, will hit UK shores as a free update on October 12th.

The iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPad 2, plus the iPod Touch third and fourth generation will all be compatible with the new update.

iOS5 means users will no longer need to be tethered to a PC via a wired connection to set up a mobile Apple device, with future device updates delivered over the air.

Other new features (many of which were already detailed at WWDC 2011 – click here for our coverage) include deep Twitter integration, a drop-down notifications area and a periodical download app called NewStand for, you guessed it, newspapers and magazines.

A new feature called Reader will also be added. Working much like the Instapaper app, it turns websites into bare-bones text pages for future offline reading.

Click here for more coverage from tonight’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” iPhone 5 launch event.

Gerald Lynch

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