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Macworld says:

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Apple’s now been at this long enough to be able to revisit the things it’s done before and change them—for the better. It’s hard to believe at times that iOS, as a platform, is now into only its fourth year, when it’s had such an enormous impact on mobile computing. quote


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Critic reviews

8.2
6 reviews
  • Ease of use
    9.3
  • Speed
    8.0
  • Configurability
    8.4
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    9.5
  • Openness
    6.0

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User reviews

8.4
135 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 12, 2011

While the distance between iOS and its contemporaries has shrunk, Apple's baby is certainly more polished and feature-complete than it ever has been.

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8.0
Macworld Oct 12, 2011

Apple’s now been at this long enough to be able to revisit the things it’s done before and change them—for the better. It’s hard to believe at times that iOS, as a platform, is now into only its fourth year, when it’s had such an enormous impact on mobile computing.

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8.0
AnandTech Oct 18, 2011

I find myself coming away from iOS 5 very pleased by what it brings to the table. It fixes the single biggest issue with iOS dating back a few generations and integrates a few new features very seamlessly without changing the feel or polish of the OS.

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7.0
CNET Oct 12, 2011

A worthy upgrade with some huge new features, several useful tweaks, and smaller additions ... As a free upgrade that improves your overall experience, iOS 5 is a no-brainer for any iDevice owner. Even though we like what we see, we hope to see tweaks in future upgrades that refine each of the new...

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9.0
SlashGear Oct 11, 2011

It’s not too great a stretch to say that iOS 5 – along with OS X Lion – has welcomed in the next generation of Apple’s content ecosystem. Steve Jobs talked of Post-PC, and with its shifted focus from desktop to cloud, iOS 5 ... downgrades your computer from essential to merely optional.

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10
The Telegraph Oct 21, 2011

Different people look for different things in a mobile operating system. That's why some people prefer BlackBerry, Android or Windows Mobile. I value ease of use and attention to detail in design. With iOS 5, Apple continues to deliver the best user experience available.

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9.0
cjtylr cjtylr

iOS5 is a solid addition to the iOS software lineup. It boasts some impressive quality of life additions that makes it my favorite software update yet.

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8.0
rahulchauhan rahulchauhan

Since I have iPhone 4, I can not expect more features from it. May be it has more option for iPhone 4S. Not excited with the features they offered after a long gap.

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7.0
Ramalth Ramalth

Very good, easy to use OS. It just works! Regretably, it's starting to show it's age... The once cool looking dashboard, with the symmetric icons, is starting to look a little old by now. In my opinion more customization options must be given to the users.

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