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An alleged leak of Apple's upcoming iOS 5.1 update appears to show the addition of a permanent camera button on the lock screen and Japanese support for Siri.

Brazilian iPhone blog blogdoiPhone () claimed on Thursday to have a obtained a "pre-GM" version of iOS 5.1 with a few minor changes from current beta versions. The GM version is the final candidate that is used in a software release.

The publication reported that the leaked software featured a fixed camera icon on the lock screen, whereas the current version of iOS 5 adds the camera button when users double tap on the home button. According to the report, sliding a finger up on the icon pulls up the camera screen.

The publication also appeared to show the addition of Japanese to the language options for Siri, the new voice-activated assistant on the iPhone 4S. Siri itself already claims to speak Japanese, as was discovered earlier this week.






Apple has promised to add Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Spanish to Siri this year. One recent rumor claimed Chinese, Japanese and Russian support could arrive as early as next month.




It has been suggested that Apple will release iOS 5.1 at its third-generation iPad launch event, expected to take place on March 7. A flurry of reports have suggested that Apple's next tablet will feature a double-resolution display, an upgraded processor and 4G LTE capability.

Apple began seeding beta releases of iOS 5.1 to developers last November. A second beta arrived in December, followed by a third beta last month. The release is expected to include deeper Facebook integration and the ability to remove individual photos from Photo Stream.

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That's a much better solution.
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That's a much better solution.

I agree.
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Ditto.

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Ditto.

android already has it.
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That's a much better solution.

Way better, but the icon could be improved.
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android already has it.

Show me where Android has a slide to unlock from left to right and slide to use the camera from bottom to top.

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android already has it.

Yep, and iOS already had multitouch, a real web browser, and a third party app store, but that didn't stop Android from copying those features that are much more integral to the function of a device.
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Yep, and iOS already had multitouch, a real web browser, and a third party app store, but that didn't stop Android from copying those features that are much more integral to the function of a device.

What's ironic is that Google's focus is on search based ads yet Android's browser has been crap from day one. It still is. You finally get an option to download Chrome for Android but it's not part of Android for some reason and it's still in Beta. It's amazing that Google would have put so little focus on the Android browser and Apple put so much focus on it. It was Safari that most users notice is a treat to use on the iPhone.

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Show me where Android has a slide to unlock from left to right and slide to use the camera from bottom to top.

apple didn't want to get sued did they?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7jlCWJ3SpM
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apple didn't want to get sued did they?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7jlCWJ3SpM

Apple solution is as unique as the new solution for unlocking the phone that is not infringing on Apple's slide-to-unlock patent.

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Yep, and iOS already had multitouch, a real web browser, and a third party app store, but that didn't stop Android from copying those features that are much more integral to the function of a device.

ios had a real web browser? ha ha ha. only with the latest version did it have a browser that didn't suck the big one.
3rd party app store? "Ian Murdock has commented that package management is "the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry""
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What's ironic is that Google's focus is on search based ads yet Android's browser has been crap from day one. It still is. You finally get an option to download Chrome for Android but it's not part of Android for some reason and it's still in Beta. It's amazing that Google would have put so little focus on the Android browser and Apple put so much focus on it. It was Safari that most users notice is a treat to use on the iPhone.

please. browser up to ios 5 was junk and a huge pain in the ass to use.
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please. browser up to ios 5 was junk and a huge pain in the ass to use.

So awful that Android still hasn't caught up with the smooth scrolling, zooming and pinching that Apple introduced with 1.0 on the 412MHz ARM11 iPhone with 128MB RAM¡

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ios had a real web browser? ha ha ha. only with the latest version did it have a browser that didn't suck the big one.
3rd party app store? "Ian Murdock has commented that package management is "the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry""

Really? Look back into 2007, when Steve introduced the iPhone, and tell me that anything else on the market was even within shouting distance of that browser, and yes, it's gotten better over time, but to say it was ever junk is just plain trolling. And where did Linux ever come into this conversation (And you realize Linux is a kernal, not an OS, right)? Because Android is based off of the same kernel? What does that have to do with the App Store and Android Market?

edit: And let's not also forget that Mac OS X, and by extension iOS, is UNIX-based, just like Linux, so that is a very weak argument to bring to the table, troll.
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Can someone please tell me why everyone keeps saying "double resolution display". It's quadruple resolution. If you double both the horizontal AND the verticals pixels, you increase the pixels 4x.
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Really? Look back into 2007, when Steve introduced the iPhone, and tell me that anything else on the market was even within shouting distance of that browser, and yes, it's gotten better over time, but to say it was ever junk is just plain trolling.

Thanks for setting the record straight. iOS revolutionized mobile browsing by orders of magnitude over EVERYTHING else.

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Can someone please tell me why everyone keeps saying "double resolution display". It's quadruple resolution. If you double both the horizontal AND the verticals pixels, you increase the pixels 4x.

Think about it. Display resolution is the measure along two axes on a Cartesian coordinate system. That means if you double in each plane you are doubling the resolution. However, that is 4x the number of pixels.

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Finally...
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Really? Look back into 2007, when Steve introduced the iPhone, and tell me that anything else on the market was even within shouting distance of that browser, and yes, it's gotten better over time, but to say it was ever junk is just plain trolling. And where did Linux ever come into this conversation (And you realize Linux is a kernal, not an OS, right)? Because Android is based off of the same kernel? What does that have to do with the App Store and Android Market?

edit: And let's not also forget that Mac OS X, and by extension iOS, is UNIX-based, just like Linux, so that is a very weak argument to bring to the table, troll.

the linux kernEl is of course the kernel, but, generally most people refer to GNU/Linux as "Linux" and distro's as 'Linux distros'. what is important here is the package management and the repositories which is the model the app store took its cue from.

okay, if you want to bring up the browsers that were available when iphone came out then yes it was the best of a very bad lot. it sucked less than the others. it wasn't good and using it was a pain.
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So awful that Android still hasn't caught up with the smooth scrolling, zooming and pinching that Apple introduced with 1.0 on the 412MHz ARM11 iPhone with 128MB RAM¡

no argument there. i am not saying apple can't do some things very well. they got that part down.
there are things on any OS that one can hate and love. windows has some features that i prefer to os x and os x has features that i think are better than windows. same with ios and android and windows phone (i like metros information tiles).
my perfect tabphone? IOS with at least 4.7" screen 16:9 HD with chrome browser and metro like tiles
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Apple solution is as unique as the new solution for unlocking the phone that is not infringing on Apple's slide-to-unlock patent.

Google is wising up this time.

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patentl...d-devices.html
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the linux kernEl is of course the kernel, but, generally most people refer to GNU/Linux as "Linux" and distro's as 'Linux distros'. what is important here is the package management and the repositories which is the model the app store took its cue from.

okay, if you want to bring up the browsers that were available when iphone came out then yes it was the best of a very bad lot. it sucked less than the others. it wasn't good and using it was a pain.

So you are comparing a desktop operating system to a mobile phone? I think you proved my point. Apple made the phone as close to a computer as was possible at the time, from the web browser, to the app store, and everything in between. Android was quite happy ripping off Blackberry at the time until the iPhone was announced, and it still took them almost 2 and a half years to come out with a true alternative in the Motorola Droid, which was still far inferior to the 3GS at the time.
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ios had a real web browser? ha ha ha. only with the latest version did it have a browser that didn't suck the big one.
3rd party app store? "Ian Murdock has commented that package management is "the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry""

1. iPhone's original browser was a revolution in mobile phones. It was a paradigm shift from anything else out there, so I'm not sure what the hell you're referring to. It might suck with todays standards, but I didnt read a single impressive that it 'sucked' when it was released. Get some perspective.

2. Yeah, I'm sure all 17 users of the linux package management love it. How many companies depend on the linux appstore , or whatever the hell its called, for their continued existence? This isn't simply about package management. It's about bringing a new paradigm to the industry in such a way as to attain massive adoption, success, and monetization for everyone involved. This stems back to the assinine 'there were smrtphones before iPhone, tablets before iPads, etc bullshit. Sure there was, but if nobody bought them it doesn't matter. It's in the execution, and Apple's appstore is what propagated a massive sea of change to the industry and which has since been replicated, not the linux appstore. As a developer, is it worth my while to release anything into the linux appstore? I think the answer is obvious.
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So you are comparing a desktop operating system to a mobile phone? I think you proved my point. Apple made the phone as close to a computer as was possible at the time, from the web browser, to the app store, and everything in between. Android was quite happy ripping off Blackberry at the time until the iPhone was announced, and it still took them almost 2 and a half years to come out with a true alternative in the Motorola Droid, which was still far inferior to the 3GS at the time.

I wonder what the pre-iPhone Android browser was like on those BB-esque prototypes. I assume they were the bestest WAP browsers... ever!

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Great. Can't stand the double click to bring up the camera. This should be much quicker.
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the linux kernEl is of course the kernel, but, generally most people refer to GNU/Linux as "Linux" and distro's as 'Linux distros'. what is important here is the package management and the repositories which is the model the app store took its cue from.

okay, if you want to bring up the browsers that were available when iphone came out then yes it was the best of a very bad lot. it sucked less than the others. it wasn't good and using it was a pain.

seems like you just want to win the argument here even though hittrj01 and solipsismX already tried to show you the why iOS browser is better than android's (scrolling, pinch to zoom which is smooth from the beginning)

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Think about it. Display resolution is the measure along two axes on a Cartesian coordinate system. That means if you double in each plane you are doubling the resolution. However, that is 4x the number of pixels.

Correct. Unlike acres or meters squared, resolution is measured in pixels per square whatever so it is a measurement of density not area.

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So you're at the pub. You go to the bathroom. One of your mates picks up your phone off the table and takes photos of the dancing girls, which are instantaneously synced (via Photo Stream) to your Mac at home where your wife is sitting.

You're in the sin bin for a week just because your iPhone can takes photos without logging in.
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So you're at the pub. You go to the bathroom. One of your mates picks up your phone off the table and takes photos of the dancing girls, which are instantaneously synced (via Photo Stream) to your Mac at home where your wife is sitting.

You're in the sin bin for a week just because your iPhone can takes photos without logging in.

That actually sounds like fun Roll on tonight, its the next step up from sending sms/mms from my mates phones
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Man, this has been available as a JB tweak since the camera came out. It's quite amusing seeing how many changes Apple has made because of the JB community.
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So you're at the pub. You go to the bathroom. One of your mates picks up your phone off the table and takes photos of the dancing girls, which are instantaneously synced (via Photo Stream) to your Mac at home where your wife is sitting.

You're in the sin bin for a week just because your iPhone can takes photos without logging in.

Who leaves their phone on the table at a bar?
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I like this. I'm all about replacing pressing a button with gestures. It feels better.
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IOS with at least 4.7" screen 16:9 HD with chrome browser and metro like tiles

Why 16:9? I find 16:9 to only be superior when watching, wait for it, 16:9 video. For everything else, a more iPad/iPhone-like aspect ratio seems far superior. To each their owe, I suppose.
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Who leaves their phone on the table at a bar?

wait for it, an Apple employee…

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1. iPhone's original browser was a revolution in mobile phones. It was a paradigm shift from anything else out there, so I'm not sure what the hell you're referring to. It might suck with todays standards, but I didnt read a single impressive that it 'sucked' when it was released. Get some perspective.

2. Yeah, I'm sure all 17 users of the linux package management love it. How many companies depend on the linux appstore , or whatever the hell its called, for their continued existence? This isn't simply about package management. It's about bringing a new paradigm to the industry in such a way as to attain massive adoption, success, and monetization for everyone involved. This stems back to the assinine 'there were smrtphones before iPhone, tablets before iPads, etc bullshit. Sure there was, but if nobody bought them it doesn't matter. It's in the execution, and Apple's appstore is what propagated a massive sea of change to the industry and which has since been replicated, not the linux appstore. As a developer, is it worth my while to release anything into the linux appstore? I think the answer is obvious.

So you think Apple hosts its websites on servers running their proprietory OS ?You must also think that when you press enter your comments appear in this site by itself.There is no CGI involved ,no Apache or Tomcat running in the background only Apple all the way right?

Btw,loved your rant about linux appstore.Made my day I must say.Though sadly such a thing does not exist.
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Yep, and iOS already had multitouch, a real web browser, and a third party app store, but that didn't stop Android from copying those features that are much more integral to the function of a device.

A real web browser? Cool. I love Firefox.
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Yep, and iOS already had multitouch, a real web browser, and a third party app store, but that didn't stop Android from copying those features that are much more integral to the function of a device.

With all due respect, I don't think that was the point of his assertion. Perhaps he was poking fun at the fact that Apple has sued Android vendors for "stealing" their lock screen feature when Apple has apparently (I don't think so) done the same.
I'm in the camp that this isn't stealing from Android, and that Android didn't steal "slide to unlock" in the sense that they shouldn't be able to use it. But that's just me.
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I don't understand why all software doesn't create the 'obvious' from the start. In this case, why would anyone double tap the home button to quickly take a picture while we could have this new option from the get-go? My mind is full of these 'obvious settings/configs' and I always submit them through their feedback page. You guys also think of a better way to go about something, and give your feedback?
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