It's only been a
day since Apple announced iOS 5 and the updated OS has already been
Dev Team member MuscleNerd posted evidential screenshots on his
Twitter account depicting SSHing utility app iSSH successfully installed
from Cydia on his 4th-generation iPod touch.
to Redmond Pie, the jailbreak is currently limited
to tethered boot only, meaning the device has to be connected to a computer
during every reboot. However, MuscleNerd and his crew are no doubt working on
an untethered jailbreak (although it probably won’t be released until iOS 5
goes to Golden Master).
IOS 5 is
currently available to developers only in beta 1 form and is set to launch to
the general public later this fall. It includes 1,500 new APIs and 200-some new
features, the following 10 of which were highlighted yesterday: a new Notification
Center, News Stand, integrated Twitter support, updated Mobile
Safari, Reminders, some new functions in the Camera app, greater
functionality in Mail, OTA software updates and activation, iMessage,
and updates to Game Center.
One other feature that wasn’t highlighted on stage yesterday
was Wi-Fi Sync for iOS devices. Users will now be able to wirelessly sync with
their Mac or PC (Hello, Microsoft Zune). Syncing (including apps, music, and
backups) will take place when your iOS device is plugged into a wall charger.