What’s new with the Apple iOS5?

Over at Apple’s WWDC 2011, the iOS5 is finally revealed with a lot of exciting features. Here are the hottest among the bunch which will make you screw waiting for a jailbreak and go with the iOS5 instead.

Notification Center


There’s now a Notification Center that will aggregate all your apps’ notifications. By swiping from the bottom, you can see all notifications, go to the app or just ignore and delete them. Hmm”¦ sounds like Android? You can also now access new text messages straight from the lockscreen without the need to unlock your device. Hmm”¦ sounds like a couple of Android messaging apps I know.

Twitter Integration

You can now sign in your Twitter account onto your device and iOS5 will make it available to all apps that utilizes your Twitter credentials. Take a photo and immediately share it via Twitter. Something like that.

Accessible Camera

You can now access the camera straight from your lockscreen. Once inside the camera app, you can use the Volume Up as your shutter button. Nice. There are also more built-in editing options available for your camera probably killing some useful camera apps you’ve grown to like over the years.

Wireless Syncing

This one I like! No need to tether your iDevice to your PC to sync your apps and music, update firmware or what have you. Everything can be done over-the-air. Woohoo. Better yet, iOS updates will only make you download the data that’s been changed. No more 200MB+ downloads for every upgrade.



BBM”¦ meet iMessage. Well iMessage won’t let you communicate with BBM users (that would be awesome) but it does the same thing. If Facetime is for video chatting between iPads, iPod Touch, iPhones and MacBooks, iMessage is for text messaging between these devices. You can send messages, photos, videos, contacts and even do group messaging with iMessage. How cool is that? Now we’ll just have to wait for iCalls.

Sync with iCloud

Want some file space on the cloud to go with your iDevice? Do it with iCloud. It’s like a better Dropbox with tight integration for Apple devices. You can upload content from your iDevice, store it in the iCloud and push it back. Music, books, photos, videos, device settings and app data can be back up on the iCloud. With this, you basically won’t use your iTunes anymore. You can perform back ups, upgrade and restore from anywhere instead of being hooked to your authorized computer.

Mmm, are you excited with iOS5? I am! I’m going to upgrade my iPad 2 pronto when it becomes available this fall (September or October).

iOS5 will only be available to the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2
  • iPod Touch 3rd Gen
  • iPod Touch 4th Gen
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  • Messie

    No new products other than iOS5 released in WWDC 2011? Sadness. 🙁

    Oh, btw, was Steve Jobs there?

    • yup steve jobs was there for the intro and the iCloud portion. no new devices announced.

  • Khel

    “Better yet, iOS updates will only make you download the data that’s been changed. No more 200MB+ downloads for every upgrade.”

    600+ po hinde 200.

    • wooo 600? is that on the iphone? sa ipod touch 200+ lang eh.

  • ken

    iOS 5 is copied from android, blackberry and zune 🙂

    • Jason

      Only people that frequent tech blogs and or avid android and blackberry users would know any of those features existed until apple announced them.

      • true… actually, ios is a bit outdated when it comes to those new features. what they actually did was mash features from android, wp7 and webos and put it in their update.

  • What will become of iDisk when iCloud launches? Does Apple foresee a world where everyone only uses iOS-supported file formats and apps?

  • Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

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