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.
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.
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.
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.
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