Wednesday, 22 June 2011

iOS 5

There have been many changes in iOS 5 that make it different from it's previous versions.
The Top 10 features in iOS 5 include:
  • Notification Center
  • Newsstand
  • Reminders
  • Twitter
  • Camera
  • iMessage
  • PC Free
  • Photos
  • Safari
  • Game Center

Notification Center
Everybody had been asking for better UI in notifications for iOS. In return to your requests, Apple has introduced a new Notifications Center. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center which displays all of your recent notification with a very nice design.
 imageNotification Center in iOS.
Many people have been jailbreaking their devices for some features including lock screen notifications. iOS 5 now includes lock screen notifications and you just swipe the app icon to go into that application. And notifications also line up nicely now. It's just getting simpler!
 imageImproved Lock screen notifications.
Another feature was that Apple improved the graphics of push notifications. Now notifications don't interrupt you when you are playing a game or doing some work. I most wanted feature!
imageNew notification graphics

A new app which holds all of your Newspaper and Magazine subscriptions. There’s also a new place on the App Store just for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. Newsstand automatically downloads all the new issues of the magazines and newspapers.
imageNewsstand app in iOS5
imageThere’s also a new place on the App Store just for newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

This new app included in iOS5 helps you to note down reminders and it will automatically remind you of it at a specific time, or an excited feature that is location reminders. You can set a reminder like “Call my mother when I get out of  the market” and whenever you get out of the market, it will automatically remind you to call your mother via GPS. Really awesome!

imageLocation Reminders

Included in iOS 5 is Twitter integration. Now you just have to enter your Twitter credentials in setting and you can tweet a photo, location, webpage, or YouTube right from the app.
imageTweet from Maps, Safari, or YouTube!

Now included in the camera app- Shutter button: click a picture from the Volume up button, lock exposure and autofocus, gridlines and camera shortcut from the lock screen.

Now there’s a reason why you’ll recommend your friend an iPhone instead of a Blackberry! iMessage is really a Blackberry Messenger killer!
With iMessage, you can send unlimited text messages with photos or videos to all iPads, iPod Touches and iPhones!
And iMessage syncs wirelessly via all of your iOS devices.

Safari now supports tabbed browsing for the iPad. It now also has a new feature called Reader which simplifies the articles, removes all the distraction, corrects the font into a nice easy-to-read webpage. Also included is Reading list, so you can read an article later if you want.

Now you can edit your photos right from the photos app, remove red eye, and with Photo Stream sync it to all of you iDevices.

PC Free
At last. The iPad is now really a Post-PC device!
Now when you buy an iDevice from the Apple Store, and turn it on right away, you will now not see that annoying connect to iTunes screen. Instead, you will see a setup screen.
Now updates are also Over the Air. PC Free to the win!

Game Centerimage
With iOS 5, you can get your game face on with even more Game Center features. Post a profile picture. Meet your match with new friend recommendations based on the games you play and the players you already know. Discover new games without leaving Game Center. And size up an opponent on the spot with new overall achievement scores.

These are the top 10 new features of iOS 5, but there are 200 more features to check out!
iOS 5 will launch this fall with the beta release already available to developers.
Really excited about iOS 5
What are you thoughts about iOS5?