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The wraps were taken off the next iPhone and iPad operating system update on Monday, as Apple unveiled iOS 5, packing 200 new user features, an all-new Notification Center, the new iMessage application, and a PC-free design that finally cuts the cable.

The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features that will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall. New iOS 5 features include:
Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption
iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices
Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.

"iOS 5 has some great new features, such as Notification Center, iMessage and Newsstand and we cant wait to see what our developers do with its 1,500 new APIs," said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. "Perhaps iOS 5s paramount feature is that its built to seamlessly work with iCloud in the Post PC revolution that Apple is leading."

iOS 5 features
Notification Center: 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 youre 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 lifes breaking news.

iMessage: iPad and iPod touch join the conversation. With iMessage, weve 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 someones 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.

Newsstand: A custom newsstand for all your subscriptions. Read all about it. All in one place. iOS 5 organizes your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand: a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily. Theres 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. Its kind of like having the paper delivered to your front door. Only better.

Reminders:A better way to do to-dos. Next time you think to yourself, Dont forget to..., 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, youll 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.

Twitter: 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 youre tweeting from.

Camera: Capture the moment at a moments notice. Since your iPhone is always with you, its often the best way to capture those unexpected moments. Thats why youll 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.

Photos: 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 youre taking photos on your iPhone, iCloud automatically sends copies to your iPad, where you can quickly touch them up before showing them off.

Safari: 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.

PC Free: 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 using iCloud.

Mail: 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 youre 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.

Calendar: 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.

Game Center: iOS is the worlds 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.

Wi-Fi Sync 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 whatevers on your iPad 2 to your HDTV via Apple TV. Everyone in the room sees exactly whats 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.

Accessibility: 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 someones 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.
WWDC demos

Features were also highlighted onstage Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Details from the keynote presentation are included below:

Notification Center will aggregate all notifications, and can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen. From there, users are presented with a list of notifications from a variety of applications.

When doing an activity like playing a full-screen game, users are given an animation up top to notify of things like text messages. This replaces the current notification system, where an alert displays in the center of the screen and pauses the current activity.

Users will also be able to access notifications from the lock screen, viewing text messages and listening to voicemails. Notifications can also be removed by hitting an 'X' to the right.

The new mobile operating system was presented as being "PC-free," meaning users will be able to use the device without syncing to a Mac or PC via USB. Users will be able to set up and activate their device without first connecting to iTunes.

Software updates will also be available over the air, and they will be delta updates, so that users will only need to download what has changed.

Users will also be able to create and delete calendars from right within iOS, as well as create and delete mailboxes in the Mail application. These activities will no longer require tethering to a PC to be accomplished.

A new application in iOS is iMessage, a special messaging service that allows for communication between iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With this service, users can send text messages, photos, videos, contacts, and group messaging.

iMessage also offers delivery receipts, read receipts, and real-time typing notifications. It will work over both Wi-Fi and 3G.

iOS 5 will also bring background downloads, allowing users to automatically receive the latest issues of magazines and other content providers. Publications are collected in a section known as the "Newsstand" that will reside on iOS home screens.

Also being added to iOS 5 is system-wide Twitter integration. Users will be able to quickly post to the social networking site with ease, as accounts will become integrated in applications like Camera and Photos.

The Safari browser for iOS will also gain the Safari Reader feature, allowing users to save content with additional Web material, like advertisements and links, stripped out for an easier reading experience. Reading List will also allow users to save articles for later, or access them on another device.

Apple is also bringing tabbed browsing to Safari for iOS, making it easier to switch between open Web pages.

Another new feature highlighted by Apple in iOS 5 is Reminders. Here, lists of things can be kept, with reminders associated with dates and even locations. Reminders will sync across devices, and even with iCal.

Apple also revealed it is building new camera features into iOS 5, including a shortcut on the iPhone lock screen. From here, users will be able to quickly launch the Camera application to snap a picture. Users will also be able to use the volume up button to take a picture within the Camera application.

Users will also be able to edit photos right on their iPhone, with features such as rotating, cropping and reducing red-eye.

Mail will be overhauled as well, with rich-text formatting, indentation control, the ability to flag messages unread, and search for entire messages. A new built-in dictionary will also be available for all applications system-wide.

A new keyboard variant allows users to use their thumbs to drag the keyboard into two pieces. This will allow iPad users to type more easily while using the touchscreen tablet in portrait orientation.

Apple will also update Game Center, adding new social features including friends of friends, game recommendations, and friend recommendations. Users will also be able to purchase and download games directly within the Game Center application.

Other features glossed over at the event include AirPlay mirroring for iPad, personal dictionary, iTunes Tone Store, a new iPad music application, hourly weather forecasts, multitasking gestures, and improved FaceTime video quality. Developers will get 1,500 new tools as well, including Customize UI, Newsstand Kit, fast forward and rewind streaming content, and improved PDF support.

The new software will be available this fall for the first- and second-generation iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch.

Availability

The iOS 5 beta software and SDK are available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com. iOS 5 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (fourth generation) and iPod touch (third generation) this fall. Some features may not be available on all products.
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PC FREE!!!

Just in time for me to help a friend who wants an iPad but doesn't even own a computer or cell phone.

Awesome.

(hope it works for iPad...)

 

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There better be a setting under Settings for "Remove every annoying reference to Twitter". There are so many more important things that Apple could be adding to iOS than support for social networking for sheeple.
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WTF! Why are there still no mailbox specific signatures in iOS 5?

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WTF! Why are there still no mailbox specific signatures in iOS 5?

There could be... they are only touching on some of the features.

 

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There better be a setting under Settings for "Remove every annoying reference to Twitter". There are so many more important things that Apple could be adding to iOS than support for social networking for sheeple.

I tend to agree. Don't tweet and don't plan to, so I don't want to have to see Tweetertwitter or whatever all the time.

My wish would be to make switching on/off of BlueTooth easier... it's too deep in the prefs.

We can hope, but will have to wait to find out for sure.

 

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There better be a setting under Settings for "Remove every annoying reference to Twitter". There are so many more important things that Apple could be adding to iOS than support for social networking for sheeple.

Well said, my friend.

The single biggest use of Adblock Plus for me is to use Element Helping Hider to remove all the Facebook/Twitter buttons and popups that litter every website on the intarwebz.

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Cupertino, start your photocopiers!



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Available for the rest of us this fall.

 

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post #10 of 212
Holy crapola! iPhone 3GS support for iOS5? You coulda knocked me over with a feather!

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Notification Center will aggregate all notifications, and can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen. From there, users are presented with a list of notifications from a variety of applications.

When doing an activity like playing a full-screen game, users are given an animation up top to notify of things like text messages. This replaces the current notification system, where an alert displays in the center of the screen and pauses the current activity.

Dear god, this is going to spread like wildfire in a couple of hours...Expect to have Android Sites pick this up fast..

On the other hand it's nice to know that notifications won't be so intrusive anymore.
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The revamped Notification system looks slick -- hell of a lot better than iOS 4. That matte texture looks ugly though in the UI, but nitpicking here.
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There are so many more important things that Apple could be adding to iOS...

Which is why there are a good 250 other features included in the new OS version. It seems premature to whine about what's being improved when we only know about 4% of what is new.
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Cupertino, start your photocopiers!

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Trolls start your trollin!

No, but seriously, nobody cares. That's the name of the game, and if you think each company is going to have some out of this world different technique for basic tasks, you're wrong.

When people say others copy Apple, they DO point to little things like this A LOT, because they are mostly morons, but occasionally you'll see something that was inarguably Apple being copied for no reason, like Samsung's launcher on the galaxy s. They didn't need to emulate Apple so much, but they did.
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[QUOTE=neiltc13;1876292]Cupertino, start your photocopiers!

They may be similar...but look at how much more elegant and professional Apple's version's are. Apple never claims to be always first...just the best.
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There better be a setting under Settings for "Remove every annoying reference to Twitter". There are so many more important things that Apple could be adding to iOS than support for social networking for sheeple.

Speak for yourself. Lack of Facebook integration for photos is annoying, because I have to use FB's crappy app.
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Dear god, this is going to spread like wildfire in a couple of hours...Expect to have Android Sites pick this up fast..

On the other hand it's nice to know that notifications won't be so intrusive anymore.

Yup, I switched and love the Android notifications. Good to see IoS got the same now, though I expect Apple fanbois who previously said Android notifications suck to jump and praise Apple to the hilt.

iCloud looks pretty good, atleast whatever has been announced. I hope the "one more thing" is the iphone 5. Looking forward to see what it has, though I am waiting for Nexus 3.
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Cupertino, start your photocopiers!

They may be similar...but look at how much more elegant and professional Apple's version's are. Apple never claims to be always first...just the best.

I'll give you the keyboard, but Apple's notification system is in NO WAY better looking than some of the Android phones I've seen. In that picture I'll agree, but I was hoping Apple would spice things up a bit.
Anyhow, some things I'm excited for:
Cloud.
Cloud.
Cloud.
Mac-less Cloud.
Oh, and did I mention, the Cloud? I hate having to sync my devices to my computer. This was a GREAT move by Apple.
(everything else isn't as important to me)


Anyhow, this notification thing is going to start an uproar for sure, so I might as well throw in my opinion before the trolls get goin'. First, Apple straight up copied Android. There's no if ands or buts about it. I've been incredibly envious of that notification system though, so I'm okay with it. Android trolls will be on here in a matter of minutes, but I'll give them this one. As Apple supporters we attacked how Android copied a good deal of iOS, and now they have the same point.
We argued that they copied.
They argued that's the name of the game.
This has already come up in this thread so I know that's what this debate is going to come down to. Apple lovers, don't bait them. They won this battle, but we can laugh our way to the bank when the war is over
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Year of the copycats indeed!

They copied BBM. They copied Android notifications. And the Samsung Touchwiz lockscreen notifications.

That said. Good for Apple. Notifications was definitely annoying on the iPhone. Not just intrusive. Annoying. Once you use an Android device, you can't go back to the in-your-face notifications. Ditto for having to sync with the Mac.

After all these changes, I think iOS will finally be a little friendlier. They've caught up to Android. And finally understood the potential of the Cloud. It could definitely convince me to switch. Will have to wait and see what hardware accompanies iOS5 in the Fall. I want NFC to be able to do mobile payments.
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SO NOW... iPads are considered PC. You know.. since we've been all told that they are not PC because you need to tether them to PCs to use them
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I'll give you the keyboard, but Apple's notification system is in NO WAY better looking than some of the Android phones I've seen. In that picture I'll agree, but I was hoping Apple would spice things up a bit.
Anyhow, some things I'm excited for:
Cloud.
Cloud.
Cloud.
Mac-less Cloud.
Oh, and did I mention, the Cloud? I hate having to sync my devices to my computer. This was a GREAT move by Apple.
(everything else isn't as important to me)


Anyhow, this notification thing is going to start an uproar for sure, so I might as well throw in my opinion before the trolls get goin'. First, Apple straight up copied Android. There's no if ands or buts about it. I've been incredibly envious of that notification system though, so I'm okay with it. Android trolls will be on here in a matter of minutes, but I'll give them this one. As Apple supporters we attacked how Android copied a good deal of iOS, and now they have the same point.
We argued that they copied.
They argued that's the name of the game.
This has already come up in this thread so I know that's what this debate is going to come down to. Apple lovers, don't bait them. They won this battle, but we can laugh our way to the bank when the war is over

And android copied palms and the Cydia system (you know the one written by the guys who now work for Apple..
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Trolls start your trollin!

No, but seriously, nobody cares.

Oh please. iFanboys constantly laugh at Android users for loving notifications and widgets, but now that iOS has it, nobody cares?

That said. I applaud Apple for catching up. This is no small issue for usability. Once those pop-ups disappear you'll finally understand what we've been talking about.

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When people say others copy Apple, they DO point to little things like this A LOT, because they are mostly morons, but occasionally you'll see something that was inarguably Apple being copied for no reason, like Samsung's launcher on the galaxy s. They didn't need to emulate Apple so much, but they did.

I dislike Samsung precisely because their Android devices look to iPhone/iPad-ish.

But that said, Apple just blatantly ripped off lockscreen notifications from Samsung's Android Touchwiz UI.
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They may be similar...but look at how much more elegant and professional Apple's version's are. Apple never claims to be always first...just the best.

I disagree. Since iOS has no desktop, they had to stick all the notifications in the drop-down bar.

Now this is one of opinion on whether this is better or not. Most Android users theme each desktop screen and organize widgets and app icons on their desktop accordingly. You won't have that choice in iOS. If you run lots of widgets this could be a mess. If you run a few, this could be better.

As for the way it looks, there's an entire industry in Android dedicated to better looking widgets. Apple's not going to win there.
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When can we start signing up for the free @me.com accounts?

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Saw some guy fumbling with an Android phone today trying to impress his girlfriend. She patiently looked on for a few minutes. After the guy got a little stressed about not being able to do something, she whipped out her iPhone and the Android vanished rather quickly.

 

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post #26 of 212
Yep,

Sounds like the notification will be very similar to the way Android does it.....

And that is not a bad thing. The swipe down notification in Android works pretty well....
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Saw some guy fumbling with an Android phone today trying to impress his girlfriend. She patiently looked on for a few minutes. After the guy got a little stressed about not being able to do something, she whipped out her iPhone and the Android vanished rather quickly.

Yay for anecdotes! /s
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Year of the copycats indeed!

They copied BBM. They copied Android notifications. And the Samsung Touchwiz lockscreen notifications.

That said. Good for Apple. Notifications was definitely annoying on the iPhone. Not just intrusive. Annoying. Once you use an Android device, you can't go back to the in-your-face notifications. Ditto for having to sync with the Mac.

After all these changes, I think iOS will finally be a little friendlier. They've caught up to Android. And finally understood the potential of the Cloud. It could definitely convince me to switch. Will have to wait and see what hardware accompanies iOS5 in the Fall. I want NFC to be able to do mobile payments.

And yes, Samsung copies Apple's outer design and gets sued. Now Apple copies BBM, TouchWiz, and Android. Nice. I see how that works now. Funnily enough, I already see how someone said "its so much more elegant than Android's".

And as to trolls, as much as you would consider Android fans to be trolls, the person who mentioned it is a troll himself then, no? I own Aapl stock, so then, Im an Android troll who gets the best of both worlds eh? Stop this troll talk BS, dont generalize. I am now a full convert to Android, cause I love the ability to customize my phone, to have widgets, to flash a completely different ROM suited to my needs, to have a 4.3 inch screen, that believe me, makes it so much better, among other things. But I still am very interested in the new iphone or anything apple, just w.r.t technology, fully expecting apple to do something great. Everyone copies, this patent crap is just positioning, from all companies, not just Apple. Everyone is evil, all they want is your money only for themselves. So to the troll comment from someone else, get off your high horse buddy, if I am one, you are a bigger blinder one:-)

Now back to WWDC to see what else is being announced!
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I find it amusing-

Year of the copycats(Apple version, there is always room for a little backfire):
Notifications: Android 1.0, October 2008
Camera accessible from lockscreen: WP7, November 2010
PC Free: Android, February 2009
iMessage: Blackberry, 2007

Just saying.
post #31 of 212
a bit disappointed. Other than the split keyboard, not sure I need anything that was announced.
if Messages supported free SMS like Google Voice then it would rock.
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iPhone 3GS support for iOS5?

this is good news for me because i'll be keeping my 3GS until June 2012 at which point an upgrade to iPhone 5 is ideal.
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I find it amusing-

Year of the copycats(Apple version, there is always room for a little backfire):
Notifications: Android 1.0, October 2008
Camera accessible from lockscreen: WP7, November 2010
PC Free: Android, February 2009
iMessage: Blackberry, 2007

Just saying.

dont forget the volume button as shutter.. what a fiasco.
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post #34 of 212
All the little things will really add up in this update. The greatly enhanced mail, camera and other apps are some of the things on my wish list. The funny thing here is that I really don't care about notifications that seem to have taken over this thread, it really isn't important how they are done for me as long as I get the message.

I'm actually a bit disappointed that no new hardware has been announced yet, grooving on the idea of a 15" AIR. Also the tumors about new Time Capsules was enticing. I have to wonder if we will have an announcement later this month.
post #35 of 212
Post PC device is right - cutting the cord sealed the deal.
post #36 of 212
Any reason why Apple is holding off until Fall for this iOS-5 release. The least they could do is offer it now since they are not offering a new iPhone. I watched the live feed on AI and was excited, only to see the "oh wait" bomb at the end telling us it wouldn't be released until Fall. It seems ready to go, and to me I feel that Apple is holding off on the release just to create buzz when we deserve it now.

Sincerely,

One (of millions) Unhappy (and impatient), Loyal Customer
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a bit disappointed. Other than the split keyboard, not sure I need anything that was announced.
if Messages supported free SMS like Google Voice then it would rock.

Mac OS wasn't huge but iOS5 is going to rock. There are many things that where announced that will benefit my usage of iOS. For example the improved Mail app will allow for even more usage form my iPad. The camera app update is fantastic and deals with several things I don't like about the current one.


All in all I see iOS5 making my devices even more useful.
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Trolls start your trollin!

No, but seriously, nobody cares. That's the name of the game, and if you think each company is going to have some out of this world different technique for basic tasks, you're wrong.

Excellent point. There's some things that there's just not a better way of handling. The biggest difference to me? Google won't sue anyone because it looks or works similar to Android.
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I just want an app that will notify me when all the bitching, whining, complaining and trolling is close to an end at Apple Insider after an event like WWDC.
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I find it amusing-

Year of the copycats(Apple version, there is always room for a little backfire):
Notifications: Android 1.0, October 2008
Camera accessible from lockscreen: WP7, November 2010
PC Free: Android, February 2009
iMessage: Blackberry, 2007

Just saying.

You think that's amusing - try tallying up all the phones using multitouch all of a sudden.

lol, you can't.
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