OK. I just got this from Apple's iPhone event currently happening in Cupertino.
iOS5 will officially be released for public consumption on October 12, 2011. And it will be available to the following devices:
In case the photo doesn't load, these devices will support iOS5: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad2, iPod Touch 3rd Generation and iPod Touch 4th Generation.
iOS5 comes with a lot of cool new features including Twitter integration, improved Safari browser, iMessage, Notification Center and Newsstand.
The two things I'm most interested about are iMessage and Notification Center. iMessage in iOS 5 brings the functionality of iPhone messaging to all of your iOS devices―iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Built right into the Messages app, iMessage allows you to easily send text messages, photos, videos or contact information to a person or a group on other iOS 5 devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. iMessages are automatically pushed to all your iOS 5 devices, making it easy to maintain one conversation across your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Notification Center, on the other hand, provides iOS 5 users with an innovative way to easily access all notifications―text messages, missed calls, calendar alerts, app alerts and more, all in one place, from anywhere in iOS 5. When they arrive, notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen without interrupting what you’re doing. With one swipe you can see all your notifications, and a simple tap will take you right to its app for more detail.
Let your friends know!