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Apple may have announced the release of iOS 4.3 will take place this coming Friday, 11 March, but within weeks it will show off iOS 5.0, it has been claimed.

Early April will see the Mac maker take the wraps off the new version of the operating system, German-language fansite MacHead says. It cites an unnamed source it considers to be a good one.

Apple announced iOS 4 on 8 April 2010, so the mole's claim - that the next release will get a year-on announcement - is not beyond the bounds of possibility. Apple is a tad anal that way, always introducing new versions of products a year after the last one.

Back then, Apple talked about hundreds of new features being added to the platform. Will it be able to make the same boast this time round? It'll certainly try to spin in that way, though many of the additions will undoubtedly be, as before, tweaks to existing ones.

We'd just like to see the addition of a decent, less intrusive notifications system. It's no surprise that this key limitation of the iOS UI is being widely speculated upon as an iOS 5 component.

Widgets would be good too, Apple, to catch up with Android.

The MacHead mole also suggested Apple's online service, MobileMe, will feature heavily. Recent tittle-tattle has pointed to the addition of a cloud-based personal media store to the service, which may also become free of charge.

More social features are on the way, it's claimed, with a Google Latitude-style 'Find my Friends' features. ®

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