Apple bringing OTA software update and more to iOS 5

Apple has finally taken additional steps to cutting the cord between the iPhone and iPad and iTunes. iOS 5 will pack the following features:
  • A new on-phone Welcome screen for activation (no more “Connect to iTunes”
  • OTA software updates
  • Said updates are now delta updates — gone are the days of downloading a whole iOS build. Now, users will just download the changes.
  • Calendars can be added and deleted on-device
  • Email folders can also be added and deleted on-device
  • “iTunes Wi-Fi Syncing” showed up on a later slide… but no details yet.

Apple did not mention media syncing or backups during this part of the keynote. Perhaps in the iCloud section…

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