Apple’s Scott Forstall has just outlined a new feature of iOS 5 called “Reminders.”

While a variety of third-party iOS applications allow users to set to-dos and reminders, Apple’s upcoming feature is embedded within the mobile operating system itself.

It’s called “Reminders,” and the feature does exactly what it says on the tin. From what we understand, users of iOS 5 will be able to set notifications for events, much like a todo-style app. However, there’s more.

Reminders will be location aware, meaning users will have the option of geo-tagging reminders. For example: If you forget to pick up a morning newspaper on the way to work, you can set the reminder to buzz when you’re within 20 or 30 metres of your local store. Clever, right?

Furthermore, Reminders will sync with all of your iOS devices, and even with Windows and Macintosh computers.

We’ll keep you posted on the status of this exciting, new feature. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the comments.