\r\nTomorrow, Apple will unveil the next iPhone, presumably the iPhone 4GS or iPhone 5. \u00a0Not only will it be faster and have an upgraded camera, but it will be powered by iOS 5. \u00a0Here are the top 30 new and improved features that users are going to love.\r\n1. Wireless Sync and activation\r\n\r\nLiterally right out of the box, new iOS devices will be able to activate without a PC with wireless activation.\u00a0 That's something that Apple customers have been screaming for as some don't want a computer, they just want an iPad.\u00a0 This new feature fills that need.\u00a0 And iOS devices don't have to sync through a USB connection to iTunes.\u00a0 Using a WiFi connection, users can backup to iCloud, as well as sync to iTunes on their PC.\u00a0 And with new over the air (OTA) updating, users won't have to sync to iTunes to get the latest iOS updates, something Android users have enjoyed since day one.\u00a0 And any time you plug your iPhone into an AC outlet to charge, the iPhone will automatically sync to the Cloud via WiFi and look for a software upgrade.\r\n2. Notification Center\r\n\r\n\r\nThe next new feature is another that isn't really new to Android users, but that iOS 5 does quite elegantly ... it's the new Notification Center.\u00a0 When users receive a message, whether text or email, iOS 5 will drop down a notification bar in the upper edge of the screen without kicking users out of the app they're using at the moment.\u00a0 Users can then swipe down to pull down the bar for more details. If there's multiple messages, users can simply swipe to reply to messages.\u00a0 For messages that come in when the iOS device isn't being used, the Notification Center has lock screen notification, and a simple swipe will reveal and swipe to reply.\r\n3. Greater Accessibility\r\n\r\n\r\nThis is so high on the list because Apple has always made accessibility to iOS a priority. \u00a0And these tweaks really help those who are hard of hearing or blind to further use their devices. \u00a0Features include\u00a0LED Flash and vibration activation for incoming calls, improved\u00a0voiceover support, a\u00a0hearing aid mode for altering voice and voiceover, and custom gestures to perform key tasks. \u00a0Other improvements include a \u00a0larger text option, New speak selection, New assistive touch settings, and the ability to Set Mono Audio left or right.\r\n4. Twitter Integration\r\n\r\nWith iOS 5, Twitter comes built in.\u00a0 All users need to do is go into settings, select to install the official Twitter app and sign in.\u00a0 New users can register within iOS 5 without having to launch the browser and go to Twitter to sign up. Once installed and activated, users will find Tweet options in several places from the Safari browser, the camera app, maps, and contact information where Twitter handles can be added.\u00a0 Additionally, the keyboard has been redesigned for more prominent #(hash-tag) and @ (mention) keys.\u00a0 Location services can also be added to any Tweet, making Tweet ups easier to create.\r\n5. Greater phone support\r\n\r\nYou remember that the iPhone is actually a PHONE right? \u00a0It can make and receive calls! \u00a0That's what my wife likes to joke about. \u00a0Well with iOS 5, users have greater phone support including deleting of individual phone calls with a wipe, unsecured call warnings, location notifications for calls not in contacts, and users can now edit their phone number in settings.\r\n6. Enhanced email features\r\n\r\nWith iOS 5, users can now add a little more flair to their emails with rich text editing of italics, bold, underline, and even indenting.\u00a0 And to make addressing an email even easier, users can now drag email addresses to address fields.\u00a0 Email also will have the ability to organize messages easier with the addition of custom folders. And users can now select & mark multiple emails as read.\r\n7. Enhanced contact features\r\n\r\niOS 5 brings a few extra fields for contact management. \u00a0Users can now add family relations, as well as social media links\r\n8. iMessage between iOS devices\r\n\r\n\r\nUsers can also send unlimited messages directly to users of other iOS devices with iMessage.\u00a0 iMessage allows you to send pictures, video, text messages, group messages, and contacts to any other iOS device - iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch.\u00a0 Users can set up to receive delivery notification and receipts.\u00a0 iMessage works on both 3G and WiFi, and messages are encrypted.\u00a0 And just for fun, users can now use animated GIF images in iMessage (only).\r\n9. Airplay wireless mirroring\r\n\r\nAirplay mirroring comes to iOS 5, allowing users to use their iOS device through AppleTV on their TV set. \u00a0Suddenly, that iPhone or iPad screen is 50", making it ideal for meetings or even game play. \u00a0And the image will also rotate on the TV as it does on the iOS device as you alter it.\r\n10. Enhanced camera control\r\n\r\nUsers have been screaming for this feature and now they have it.\u00a0 In iOS 5, users will be able to take capture those instant moments with a Lockscreen camera control, meaning that they don't have to go into the camera app to snap a picture.\u00a0 Additionally, users can use the up volume button to snap photo.\u00a0 And users have greater control over what the iPhone focuses on with one tap auto focus.\u00a0 In camera editing features are also added including with red eye reduction, rotating, and cropping.\u00a0\u00a0 Users can also organize their photos in camera roll with the addition of albums. And here's a great additional option - users can use their iPhone earbuds as a remote trigger by using the Volume UP button.\r\n11. Photostream\r\n\r\nThrough Photostream, users can now automatically upload images and videos to the Cloud and directly to all iOS devices and their Desktop PCs. \u00a0 Additionally,\u00a0iCloud stores every photo for 30 days and every iOS device will store the last 1000 snapshots. \u00a0Your Desktop, however, can store them all.\r\n12. Improved Facetime features\r\n\r\nApple has also finally freed Facetime from the confines of WiFi.\u00a0 Users can now video conference over 3G.\u00a0 And they don't need a SIM to initiate a call either as calls can be made via phone number or email address.\u00a0 And what could be better?\u00a0 How about airplay support?\u00a0 Facetime now enjoys airplay mirroring for video conferencing over your TV set through AppleTV.\u00a0 And video quality is improved.\r\n13. iCloud\r\n\r\nHere's the biggie.\u00a0 Users can take advantage of the Cloud with wireless backup and restore.\u00a0 Users can also schedule daily over the air backup or disable iCloud syn via 3G to save bandwidth.\u00a0\u00a0 As previously mentioned, iOS 5 will also automatically sync and backup to iCloud every time users plug in their phone to recharge and look for updates. \u00a0 Images, videos and files are also backed up to the Cloud and synced down to other iOS devices as well as your PC via iTunes.\u00a0 And speaking of iTunes, users have the option of a free 256kb upgrade of songs if backing up to iCloud, with any apps or music purchased not counting towards their monthly cap.\u00a0 Users get 5GB free, with additional storage options ranging from $20-100 annually.\u00a0 And\u00a0 Find My iPhone is also available as a part of iCloud integration with an option to disable it.\r\n14. Calendar enhancements\r\n\r\nCalendars become more useful with a tap to add event option, tap and drag to adjust time and duration of an event, swipe left or right to view a different day, and viewing of event attachments.\r\n15. Location based Task manager\r\n\r\niOS 5 makes people more productive now with the Reminder Task Manager.\u00a0\u00a0 Tasks can be created and checked off, as well as syncd w\/ iCal and Outlook.\u00a0 Reminders can also be location based, meaning when your iOS device sees where you're in the vicinity of a task, it'll remind you to do it. reminders. Reminders \u2014 Instead of taking notes on your iPhone's notepad app or putting a reminder in your calendar, you can now use Reminders in iOS to create a digital to-do list right on your iPhone. The geo-location abilities will trigger surrounding events for you to choose from.\r\n16. Storage usage and clean-up\r\nHere's a nice feature for housekeeping of your iOS device. \u00a0iOS 5 brings\u00a0Storage Usage Clean Up so that we not only see what files have taken up\u00a0space but also the option to\u00a0empty that space of Apps, Game saved data, Music, Videos etc. with\u00a0single wipe.\r\n17. The Assistant\r\niOS 5 brings a Voice activated assistant feature. \u00a0 With a long press of the home button, your iOS device will interact and respond to\u00a0voice commands. Users will be able to drive hands free and tell the phone to send email, texts, get maps, tweet, and even make phone calls. \u00a0Based on the popular Siri app, which Apple recently purchased.\r\n18. Split keyboard for iPad\r\n\r\nIf you've ever used an iPad, you know how hard it is to thumb type. \u00a0So iOS 5 adds a split keyboard option to make it easier to type in portrait mode.\r\n19. Video and music now separate apps\r\n\r\nWith iOS 5, the iPod app is retired in exchange for separate video and music apps. \u00a0Seems kind of odd, but it was actually done with the iPod Touch, so this change makes it consistent across all iOS platforms. \u00a0Users can also move between tracks with a swipe to the left or right (iPad only) and a slide will delete a song right away.\r\n20. Custom Tones\r\nTo make the iOS experience more personal, users can now add custom tones for\u00a0Calendar events, send\/receive mail, voice mail, week view on calendar, year view on calendar (iPad) and more. \u00a0And of course, that means a new TONES App store!\r\n21. Dictionary\r\nNot an earth shattering feature, but it's nice that dictionary has been added and is available in every app.\r\n22. News stand subscriptions\r\n\r\nAvailable through iBooks, users can now subscribe to magazines and newspapers. \u00a0Searching by popularity of subscriptions is also a plus.\r\n23. Cellular Network for App Store\r\n\r\nIf users want to be stingy with their bandwidth and only download apps over WiFi, they now have the option to Enable or Disable App Store downloads via\u00a0GPRS and 3G.\r\n24. Faster Safari\r\nSafari has become streamlined and is faster to load. \u00a0Users can also save web pages in reader mode which eliminates all ads to make them easier to read. \u00a0They can also be saved off line to read later. \u00a0And in the iPad, Safari also offers Tabbed Browsing support.\r\n25. Alternate Routes in Google Maps\r\n\r\nEver frustrated when Maps gives you a route that's longer or goes out of the way? \u00a0In iOS 5, users can choose alternate routes that are more to their liking. \u00a0For those who prefer things old school, users can now print directions from their iOS device.\r\n26. HD YouTube\r\n\r\nUsers now have the option to stream HD\/HQ videos through YouTube over 3G. \u00a0For those concerned about bandwidth, the ability to disable HQ video playback is also available in settings. \u00a0Nice.\r\n27. Disable In-app Purchases\r\nAs a dad, I really appreciate this option. \u00a0With iOS 5, users now have the option of disabling in-app purchases. \u00a0No longer will I have to pay for things I didn't want to buy because the purchase was done in-app without our knowledge or consent.\r\n28. Game Center Enhancements\r\nBy contrast, Game Center now allows\u00a0in app purchases of games. \u00a0Users can also further personalize their account with photos, and decide if your profile is private or public.\r\n29. Weather updates\r\n\r\nThe iOS weather app becomes more useful with hourly updates, local weather, and the ability to swipe the weather widget in Notification Center to see a 5 day forecast.\r\n30. MultiTasking\r\nUsers can now do gesture based multi tasking (iPad only). \u00a0With a swipe of\u00a04 fingers, the app switcher appears. \u00a0Pinch will\u00a0return to home screen. \u00a0And a swipe left and right to switch between \u00a0any actve apps\r\n\r\nThere are over 200 new features to iOS, and depending on which iOS device you use, some or all are available to enjoy. \u00a0But it's certainly a well thought out and welcome update which will only get better with the addition of the new iPhone!