iOS 5 looks really promising for iPhone and iPad
I somehow believe in the saying that “Once you go Mac, you never go back” (LOL!), and that has been true since I bought my first Macbook pro. Next thing I bought was the iPad and then the iPhone 4, they were all really really impressive and there’s so much you can uses for it. One thing that I’m so looking forward to is the release of the iOS 5 for iPad and iPhone.
Just when we all thought that Apple must be looking forward into making other new devices, I’m taken aback to have seen a preview of the iOS 5. iOS 5 is like a whole new change for the iPhone, everything just becomes better (if it isn’t great already). Here are some notable features of iOS 5:
- Notifications. The notifications are much better, it is somehow similar to Android and aren’t intrusive in notifying (top part of the phone). If you swipe from top to bottom, you’ll see a summary of all the new messages. Also, in the lock screen, you’ll be able to see a summary of the messages that you get.
- Newsstand. Instead of having multiple apps for different magazine and newspaper subscriptions that you have. All you need is newsstand and it shows all your subscriptions in one place (like the iBook).
- Reminders. If iCalendar isn’t great already, they’ve added their own reminder app. It will remind you of the tasks that you need to do in a simple manner that also syncs with your iCal.
- Tweet. Twitter’s Tweet button is now integrated, it’ll make uploading and tweeting much much easier.
- Safari Reader. Remove all the ads and clutter on the page and read only the content via a clean reader.
- Camera Button. A camera button is included in the Lock screen… but wait there’s more… you can press the plus button to take a picture!
- Rich Text editor. You can tap and hold a word and edit it just like how you would in a rich text editor.
- Split Keyboard. This is really cool for the iPad, having a split keyboard that makes the keyboard easier to use with two hands.
- Sync Wirelessly. I can’t be bothered to connect my iPad and iPhone to my computer all the time, so this would make my life really easy, it’ll sync via Wifi to the iTunes to your computer. Cool!
- No need for computer to setup. You used to need a computer to do a setup on your new iPad or iPhone, but with iOS 5, it can stand alone without a computer for set up.
- iMessage. I’m not so sure how this works, but it looks like a really clean way to chat to friends via text.
Here’s the official video from Apple on the iOS 5: