Apple iOS 5 features you can’t afford to miss

Apple has announced the arrival of its next generation mobile operating system iOS 5 at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2011, in San Francisco. The software update for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be available for public in the fall, this year. The new software, according to Apple, has more than 200 new features including its celebrated compatibility with the newly announced cloud computing service of Apple, dubbed as iCloud. As usual, Apple promises several performance enhancements and a number of groundbreaking features with its software update for iDevices. Go through the rest of the article to see what the Cupertino technology major boasts of its next generation iOS update - iOS 5.

Apple iOS 5
Apple iOS 5

Notification Center
Notification Center

  • Notification Center

Apple has integrated a comprehensive notification feature on its iOS 5, dubbed Notification Center. It will help users get instantly updated with new emails, texts, friend requests, stock ticks and many others. What is amazing with the Notification Center is that it will show up the notifications without any interruption to users, Apple says. It seems that Apple has accepted the service of Peter Hajas, the famous developer of MobileNotifier jailbreak, to prepare the iOS 5’s advanced notification facility.

Newsstand
Newsstand

  • Newsstand

You can place all your magazine and newspaper subscriptions in a place called, Newsstand on iOS 5. The Newsstand feature will help you access the magazines, periodicals and newspapers simply. The facility will notify you when there is a new issue of your favorite magazine.

Camera
Camera

  • Camera

The iOS 5 update boasts of a superior facility for an easy access to the device’s camera app. You can simply switch on the camera from the Lock screen of the device. All camera features such as grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus will work smoothly helping you capture any unexpected moment into an incredible snap.

PC-free
PC-free

  • iOS 5 goes PC-free

According to Apple, iOS 5 diminishes your dependency on PC to play with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Thanks to the enhanced iTunes features and Apple’s cloud based service iCloud, you can be totally free of your personal computer to download and run applications and other utilities on an iOS powered device. Listen what Engadget’s Scot Forstall says of the feature.

Software updates are now over the air. So you no longer need to plug in to update your software. And they're now Delta updates. Instead of downloading the whole OS, you only download what's changed.

iMessage
iMessage

  • iOS 5 iMessage

In style of BlackBerry BBM, Apple has introduced a new facility called iMessage for text messaging on its iOS 5 platform. The service offers unlimited messaging options between iOS 5 powered iDevice users. With the feature, you can send not only text messages, but videos, contacts or group messages also.

compatibility
compatibility

  • iOS 5 compatibility

Apple iOS 5 is compatible with Apple’s latest hardware updates in iPhone, iPad and iPod touch categories. Apple iPhone 3GS and 4, iPad 1 and 2 and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generations are compatible with the software update. The forthcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3 may also run on iOS 5. Moreover, Apple iCloud comes up integrated with iOS 5.

  • Apple brings deep Twitter integration to iOS 5
A single sign-in Twitter integration capability of iOS 5 is another major feature. You can update your Twitter profile from many programs like Camera and Photos on an iOS 5 featured iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Safari
Safari

  • Safari

Apple further offers an enhanced inbuilt Safari Web browser with iOS 5. Interestingly, Apple iOS 5 Safari browser will show Web pages sans ads or clutters. That means Web surfing is possible on an iOS 5 device without any distractions.

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