Apple iOS 5 is now available for downloading. The new Apple products on iOS 5, iPhone 4S and the next gen iPod touch are available for pre-orders. They will just arrive in stores for grabs. The latest version of Apple’s famous mobile OS was shown off at the company’s Developers Conference in June 2011. In the conference, the former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs in his keynote address exhibited some of the cutting-edge features of iOS 5. The new software is certainly with lots of marvelous features; of course, it can change the way you have been using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. In this article, ten most important features of iOS 5 have been analyzed in depth.
1. Notification Center
Apple has integrated a comprehensive Notification Center on its new iOS version. This feature actually realizes a single wizard where all of your phone notifications including SMSs, friend requests, stock ticks, weather updates, breaking news, and traffic updates, will appear. You have to just swipe down from the top of the screen to access the Notification Center. The feature will also be there on your iPhone’s lock screen. So you won’t have to unlock the device to catch your notifications. Your life with Notification Center goes far smoother.
It is yet another incredible iOS 5 feature. iMessage is meant to let you send free SMSs – text, image and video messages – to any iDevices for free of cost via Wi-Fi or 3G. Whenever you are connected with the Internet, you can send free SMSs to your friends or peers with iOS 5 featured devices. Moreover, SMSing turns more appealing with iMessage. In one way, it resembles instant messaging; because it is free, and you can see when your friend types a reply to you like in an IM service. But iMessage is a big threat for the carrier of your iPhone. It is because, iOS 5 device users will be using the carrier’s SMS plans only to send messages to non-iOS 5 devices.
As its name will tell you, it is a digital newsstand. You can find world’s leading magazines, news papers and periodicals in a single place as you open up Newsstand. Of course, you will be able to subscribe your favorite magazines and periodicals there. The subscribed stuffs will go to the Newsstand folder, where you can grab them for reading. Newsstand will notify you when the new editions of magazines arrive in the rack. Your magazine and newspaper subscription become more fascinating with the feature.
It is the better way you will not forget something in your life. The advanced Reminders on iOS 5 let you list down all your programs and appointments for a day. You can cleanly prepare your to-do lists with this feature. Reminders is also location based; it means you will be alarmed when you reach at the place to pick up milk. You can make sure you find time for everything in your life with better planning and managing things using this feature. Reminders operates with iCal and iCloud. Thus, you can share your iPhone reminders with other iDevices having to do nothing additional for it.
According to a reviewer, if one iOS 5 device owner is not a Twitter user, he/she will start to use it on the device. Apple has integrated Twitter with anything on an iOS 5 device. From Safari browser to camera app, you can see Twitter. From any app, you can instantly tweet what you have to share with your followers. There is an Add Location option for you when you type a tweet. Just tap on it if you wish to share your location with friends.
Camera app of iOS 5 is also modified. Capturing an image with an iOS 5 device is a pleasing job. You will never miss any dream moments of your leisure trips with an iOS 5 device in hand. You can instantly access to the camera app anytime from the device. Even on the lock screen, there is a camera option for you. After taking image, you can also share it with your other iDevices and Macs via iCloud or with the friends via social media site straight away.
7. PC Free
You become more PC free with an iDevice on iOS 5. You can download and install apps directly on your smartphone and tablet. There is no need to tether the devices with a PC to update the software or apps. You also have options to edit and share a newly captured image on your iOS 5 device. For sending mails, streaming contents to large displays and even for printing images or texts, you can completely depend on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.