Apple Details iOS 5 Features for iPhone
During the keynote address at its WorldWide Developer's Conference, Apple today provided details about what iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can expect to see in iOS 5. Apple called it a major new release, with 200 new features and 1,500 new APIs for developers. A significant change to iOS 5 will include a revamped Notification Center, which offers all notifications accessible from a drop-down shade (similar to Android). Notifications can appear here from apps such as email, the calendar, stocks, weather, SMS, Twitter, and include animations and alerts. iOS 5 will include a new lockscreen that contains a better view of notifications. iOS 5 adds a new application called Newsstand, which will be a way for newspapers and magazines to sell content to iOS users. Newsstand can download new issues/content in the background, so it is always up-to-date. iOS 5 adds native Twitter support across the platform, such as the camera, photo library, Safari, YouTube, Maps, and contacts application. iOS 5 makes changes to the Safari web browser, including an easier-to-read format, a Reading List for saving articles (syncs across iOS devices), and full tabbed browsing. Another new application is called Reminders, which serves to help with note-taking and other repetitive tasks, This app will be location aware, and can trigger alerts based on user location. Changes to the camera application include a lock-screen shortcut to the camera for faster access, the volume up key on the iPhone will become a physical shutter button when in camera mode, pinch-to-zoom will work instead of the slider for zooming in on subjects, and iOS will be able to perform edits on photos, such as cropping, red-eye reduction, and enhancements. The mail application gains rich text formatting, indentation control, better message search, message flagging, and support for encrypted email. iOS 5 also adds support for PC-free syncing: users will be able to buy iOS-based devices and activate them without the need to hardwire sync with a PC. Software updates for iOS devices will also be performed over the air. iOS 5 ushers in iMessage, a new, BBM-style messaging service for all iOS devices that encompasses texts, photos, video, contacts, group messaging, and more. It includes features such as delivery receipts, read receipts, and it works over 3G, Wi-Fi, and is encrypted. Other features include more multitasking gestures, iPhone mirroring on TVs, and more. iOS 5 will be available in the fall.
Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Beta 2
Apple today made a second beta version of iOS 10 available to developers. According to Apple, the new beta contains bug fixes and other improvements.
Apple Reveals iOS 10 Features
Apple today showed off iOS 10, what it calls the biggest release of iOS ever for both end users and developers. To start, the platform changes up the lock screen, making it easier to access the camera, notifications, Control Center, and widgets.
Apple Says Final Version of iOS 10 to Be Available Sept. 13
Apple today revealed that iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners will be able to upgrade to the latest version of its iOS platform come September 13. iOS 10 focuses on integrating Siri into third-party apps and makes significant changes to the Apple Photos, News, Maps, and Music apps.
Apple's 'Move to iOS' App to Simplify Switching from Android
Apple revealed a new app meant to help people switch from Android devices to iOS devices called Move to iOS. The app can be used to transfer contacts, message history, photo/videos, browser bookmarks, email accounts, calendars, and music from Android handsets to an iPhone.
Yahoo Mail for iOS Adds Themes, Support for 3D Touch
Yahoo today rolled out an update to its iOS email application and added several new features. To start, users can now select from a number of different colored themes and can go so far as to set a different theme for each managed account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail email addresses) to make them easier to separate.
I can't think of a SINGLE THING Apple didn't fix.
It's going to be hard to be an Apple hater for a while.
I don't want to wait until Fall to get this update, I want it now!
Even if some of the features are similar, I'm still willing to bet the execution will not remind us of Android at all.
People say that Apple is behind the curve for wirless phone technolo...
Every single major problem or complaint people had with the iPhone or iOS devices in general have been fixed with this announcement.
It's going to be hard to be an Apple hater for a while.
You know what they say about imitation....
Yeah, making iOS more like Android and Windows Phone is something I support
Yes some of the features are SIMILAR to Android phones, but the execution of them makes it 100% unique to Apple.
The only thin...
Not "Lion" more like Alley Cat
I used to be a huge fan and owner of all things Apple...not anymore...HTC Thunderbolt...will the next iPhone be on 4G LTE according ...
Quantum Leap for iOS
1) The Split Keyboard on the iPad is a MUCH needed feature. Much much MUCH needed. Using it is so much better, it totally vindicates the iPad's form factor. This device is a million times more usable.
2) The Notifications Bar is stolen from Android- not going to argue that. It's also a marked improvement over Android's, serving as the Widget dock and having built in side-scrolling (yes, iOS has real widgets now!) . The weather widget is fantastic on it.
3) Built-in Twitter client in native apps is terrific- possibly the closest you can get to real multitasking. Already hooked on it.
4) Safari Reader ...
So that ain't original either.
All old tech that they now claim as cutting edge... Still no Flash aka "the deal breaker"
The Notifications Bar...it's revolutionary!!!
They did make it look good though!
I'm constantly switching back and forth between my iOS device and my android device and I can't tell you how many times I've reached to the top of my iPhone to drag down a non-e...
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