New in iOS 5: Wi-Fi Sync Demonstrated on Video [Tutorial]

Folks, are you excited? We surely are, because we just got our hands on iOS 5 beta 2, and we’ve been able to go hands on with Wi-Fi sync.

Let me tell you, it works gloriously. I know this is sort of an overused mantra, especially in the Apple space, but it just works.

Anyone who’s familiar with the jailbreak implementations of wireless syncing will be right at home with Apple’s iteration of Wi-Fi syncing, and unsurprisingly, it’s even simpler with Apple at the helm.

Check inside for hands-on video coverage of iOS 5 beta 2’s Wi-Fi syncing capabilities…

In order to get Wi-Fi sync working you must meet the following requirements: You must have iTunes 10.5 beta, iOS 5 beta 2, and a Wi-Fi Connection. You will also need a USB cable for the initial sync.

After meeting those requirements, follow these steps to get Wi-Fi sync working:

1: Install iOS 5 beta 2 on your iOS device.
2: Install iTunes 10.5 beta on your computer.
3: Plug your device into your computer and open iTunes.
4: In iTunes under the summary tab for your device, enable “Sync over Wi-Fi connection” and sync your device via the usb connection.
5: Untether your device from USB, and your device will still be recognized by iTunes!
6: Drag and drop files from iTunes to your device, and wipe the tears from your eyes as you watch Wi-Fi sync work for the first time.

What do you think about the new and improved Wi-Fi sync? Are you happy to finally be able to “cut the cord” so to speak?