Apple is expected to introduce their latest mobile OS, iOS 5 at the event and the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be available for download in just over one week, will go live on October 12. iOS 5 is a free software update bringing over 200 new features to the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch, including a location-aware reminders app, newsstand and wireless syncing and the update aims to separate the iDevice from the personal computer with what Apple is calling PC Free, meaning any iOS 5 device can be operated entirely without a computer. iOS 5 offers iCloud support, allowing games designed for it to use cloud saving and it also offers AirPlay, a feature first seen in Real Racing 2 by Firemint. It allows iOS devices to stream to TVs, sort of like a Wii U without the console bit and you will find all iOS features in our article via Apple…………………..
iOS 5, the next iteration of the company’s operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, will be released on October 12, which is announced by Apple during a press event Tuesday at its Cupertino headquarters. Apple first unveiled iOS 5 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2011. Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president for iOS software, reminded the press assembled at the company’s Let’s Talk iPhone event about its hallmark features, which include: a revamped notifications system; iMessage, Apple’s service for sending free text, photo and video messages between iOS devices; a built-in, location-aware Reminders app; system-wide Twitter integration; Newsstand for organizing iOS magazine subscriptions; a variety of updates to the Camera app and the PC-Free ability to setup and sync iOS devices without needing to connect them to your Mac and he also referenced significant updates to Safari and Mail. Forstall said that iOS is the number one mobile operating system, with 61 percent of the market. He indicated that more than 100,000 developers are already using the iOS 5 developer betas. Echoing Apple CEO Tim Cook, Forstall announced that Apple has sold more than 250,000 iOS devices. The App Store now offers more than 500,000 apps, he said, including 140,000 apps optimized for the iPad. Apple has paid out more than $3 billion to developers from App Store sales. In below will find all the features of iOS 5 with details via Apple:
All your alerts. All in one place.
You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center. Choose which notifications you want to see. Even see a stock ticker and the current weather. New notifications appear briefly at the top of your screen, without interrupting what you’re doing. And the Lock screen displays notifications so you can act on them with just a swipe. Notification Center is the best way to stay on top of your life’s breaking news.
iPad and iPod touch join the conversation.
With iMessage, they’ve created a new messaging service for all iOS 5 users. You can send unlimited text messages via Wi-Fi or 3G from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to anyone with one of those devices. iMessage is built into the Messages app, so you can send text, photos, videos, locations, and contacts. Keep everyone in the loop with group messaging. Track your messages with delivery receipts and optional read receipts, see when someone’s typing, and enjoy secure encryption for text messages. Even start a conversation on one of your iOS devices and pick up where you left off on another.
A custom newsstand for all your subscriptions.
iOS 5 organizes your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand: a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily. There’s also a new place on the App Store just for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. And you can get to it straight from Newsstand. New purchases go directly to your Newsstand folder. Then, as new issues become available, Newsstand automatically updates them in the background — complete with the latest covers. It’s kind of like having the paper delivered to your front door. Only better.
A better way to do to-dos.
Next time you think to yourself just pull out your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and jot it down. Reminders lets you organize your life in to-do lists — complete with due dates and locations. Say you need to remember to pick up milk during your next grocery trip. Since Reminders can be location based, you’ll get an alert as soon as you pull into the supermarket parking lot. Reminders also works with iCal, Outlook and iCloud, so changes you make update automatically on all your devices and calendars.
Integrated right into iOS 5.
iOS 5 makes it even easier to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Sign in once in Settings, and suddenly you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps. Want to mention or @reply to a friend? Contacts applies your friends’ Twitter usernames and profile pictures. So you can start typing a name and iOS 5 does the rest. You can even add a location to any tweet, no matter which app you’re tweeting from.
Capture the moment at a moment’s notice.
Since your iPhone is always with you, it’s often the best way to capture those unexpected moments. That’s why you’ll love the new camera features in iOS 5. You can open the Camera app right from the Lock screen. Use grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus and exposure locks to compose a picture on the fly. Then press the volume-up button to snap your photo in the nick of time. If you have Photo Stream enabled in iCloud, your photos automatically download to all your other devices.
Enhanced photo enhancements.
Turn your snapshots into frame-worthy photos in just a few taps. Crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye without leaving the Photos app. Even organize your photos in albums — right on your device. With iCloud, you can push new photos to all your iOS devices. So if you’re taking photos on your iPhone, iCloud automatically sends copies to your iPad, where you can quickly touch them up before showing them off.
Even better site-seeing.
iOS 5 brings even more web-browsing features to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Safari Reader displays web articles sans ads or clutter so you can read without distractions. Reading List lets you save interesting articles to peruse later, while iCloud keeps your list updated across all your devices. On iPad, tabbed browsing helps you keep track of multiple web pages and switch between them with ease. And iOS 5 improves Safari performance on all your iOS devices.
Independence for all iOS devices:
With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Activate and set up your device wirelessly, right out of the box. Download free iOS software updates directly on your device. Do more with your apps — like editing your photos or adding new email folders — on your device, without the need for a Mac or PC. And back up and restore your device automatically usingiCloud.
Your inbox is about to receive some great new features. Format text using bold, italic, or underlined fonts. Create indents in the text of your message. Drag to rearrange names in address fields. Flag important messages. Even add and delete mailbox folders on the fly. If you’re looking for a specific email, you can now search in the body of messages. And with iCloud, you get a free email account that stays up to date on all your devices.
Get more perspective on your schedule with year view on iPad and week view on iPhone and iPod touch. Tap to create an event and drag to adjust the time and duration. Add, rename, and delete calendars directly from your device. And view event attachments without leaving the Calendar app. iCloud lets you share calendars with friends and family and it keeps your events in sync on all your devices.
iOS is the world’s most popular gaming platform. 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.
Wirelessly sync your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection. Every time you connect your iOS device to a power source (say, overnight for charging), it automatically syncs and backs up any new content to iTunes. So you always have your movies, TV shows, home videos, and photo albums everywhere you want them.
Multitasking Gestures for iPad:
iOS 5 includes a few new moves and shortcuts to help you get around even quicker on your iPad: Using four or five fingers, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, pinch to return to the Home screen, and swipe left or right to switch between apps.
AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2:
Wow your audience in the board room, classroom, or living room. AirPlay now supports video mirroring. Which means you can wirelessly — and securely — stream whatever’s on your iPad 2 to your HDTV via Apple TV. Everyone in the room sees exactly what’s on your iPad display up there on the big screen — even when you rotate iPad from portrait to landscape or zoom in and out on photos.
iOS 5 comes with innovative new features that make it easier for people with mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices. iOS 5 works with specialized hardware accessories. The LED flash and custom vibration settings let you see and feel when someone’s calling. And improvements to VoiceOver include custom element labeling. These are just a few of the ways iOS 5 continues making advances in the field of accessibility.
iOS 5 is compatible with:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPod touch 3rd generation
- iPod touch 4th generation
- iPad 2
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