iOS 5.1 GM with two secret features passes Apple's testing - report

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  • Reply 21 of 46
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,254member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Sorry, the number field in the app itself. That was WAY too vague.



    Gesture for one digit backspace has been there a long time to my knowledge. Have used it from time to time.
  • Reply 22 of 46
    sau124sau124 Posts: 18member
    apple moving away from google maps and youtube?
  • Reply 23 of 46
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    "The files are IN the computer!"



    And the computer is coming from INSIDE THE HOME!



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post


    Gesture for one digit backspace has been there a long time to my knowledge. Have used it from time to time.



    Sure, but it's not advertised.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sau124 View Post


    apple moving away from google maps and youtube?



    iOS 6.
  • Reply 24 of 46
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Yep. It's just to take back typed-in numbers, nothing special.



    Why was this never announced as a feature???



    All those days I've wasted, holding off, waiting for the iPhone 4SSS and it's 'killer' app...to discover that it's been there all along!



    Oh, the humanity!
  • Reply 25 of 46
    applepiapplepi Posts: 365member
    I hope one of those features are widgets for the iphone. I would like me some widgets. Some very nice looking widgets like the ones in SenseUI.
  • Reply 26 of 46
    prof. peabodyprof. peabody Posts: 2,860member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Two secret features?



    That would be multi user and the new porn mode



    Could we stop with the "porn mode" references? Some people are not comfortable with the assumption that:



    - all people interested in tech are male

    - all males are interested in porn

    - all tech males masturbate at their computers.



    Until we are all also okay with casual conversations about menstruation or some other icky topics we might be better off leaving the mysoginist/masturbation jokes at home.
  • Reply 27 of 46
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sau124 View Post


    apple moving away from google maps and youtube?



    Moving away from them would be a open letter to the world about how Apple feels about Google. I can see how demoing their new Maps and Vimeo Player on the iPad HD would be effective, but I agree with TS making them features in iOS 6 makes more sense.
  • Reply 28 of 46
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,474member
    New Killer Feature:



    Auto-detect Android phones/tablets nearby and wipe them.........
  • Reply 29 of 46
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Two secret features?



    That would be multi user and the new porn mode



    HD Streaming Porn -- or were you referring to multi-user Porn
  • Reply 30 of 46
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member




    1) File Management and File Sharing among apps -- on the iDevice, iCloud and Desktop Macs and PCs.



    2) New hardware and codec for streaming video -- reduces bandwidth and file size.



  • Reply 31 of 46
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,616member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Ability to edit and delete photos from PS would be nice.



    This is already in 5.1 beta 3. Hopefully it stays in as it's handy to be able to remove images you don't want.
  • Reply 32 of 46
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    Going multiuser just adds another layer of cruft on what should be a personal device.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alienzed View Post


    ^^ yep.



    Multi user would be awesome, I'm still unsure why this doesn't exist yet. It would go hand in hand with porn mode though. Or maybe something else in hand.... hmmm



  • Reply 33 of 46
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hauerg View Post


    Multiuser would me allow to share my iPod with my wife when travelling. So she would not need to get one of her own. Multiuser is killing sales. Will not happen.



    Seriously just make her use a web mail service and be done with it. Oh and make sure the girl friend encrypts her messages.
  • Reply 34 of 46
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post


    Going multiuser just adds another layer of cruft on what should be a personal device.



    What about a guest option? They have already implemented a part of that for the camera app when accessing from a locked screen. I don't think it would be too hard to employee the same action for Safari or the basic phone dialer. These could be dis/enabled in Settings.
  • Reply 35 of 46
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    What about a guest option? They have already implemented a part of that for the camera app when accessing from a locked screen. I don't think it would be too hard to employee the same action for Safari or the basic phone dialer. These could be dis/enabled in Settings.



    Yeah, if we give you guest Safari and Phone... you'll want bookmarks, history, contacts... then mail, todo, calendar,



    I believe the secret to the post-personal computer era is the "individual computer".



    I can't think of anyone in my immediate family that isn't worth the $500 for their own computer.
  • Reply 36 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post


    Going multiuser just adds another layer of cruft on what should be a personal device.



    If the FaceTime camera could recognize the face of the person unlocking the iDevice, it could then open that person's data/mail/etc. It would be invisible to the user(s) until they wandered why they see only their own iBooks and those are always opened to where they stopped reading last.



    What in the world is "cruft"?
  • Reply 37 of 46
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post




    1) File Management and File Sharing among apps -- on the iDevice, iCloud and Desktop Macs and PCs.



    This is interesting because I've recent become even more frustrated with iOS file handling. Safari for example could be far more useful if it could access easily locally stored files. ICloud is still a problem because not all apps mirror a copy of your files locally. Thus you are screwed if you are without a network connection. Other issues have also showed up which leaves me wanting a common local repository where data can be stored.

    Quote:

    2) New hardware and codec for streaming video -- reduces bandwidth and file size.



    That would be nice even if it is a pipe dream. That is the idea that they could do so well as to have an impact on file size over today's alternatives.



    That being said I do wish that Apple would support more common video formats found on the web. Some very interesting stuff has been around for years and frankly such files will never be updated to new codecs.

    Quote:





    One big bug I'd like to see fixed is Safari and its reloading of stale data when the back button is hit. this has been driving me nuts lately. Safari crashes far to much also.



    I'd really like to see an innovative storage system/ database / organizer of the likes of HyperCard or something similarly powerful but easy to use. I've looked at more than a few on app store but have yet to find the right one.



    I'd also like to see the clock and alarms system from iPhone ported to the pad devices. The clock, especially the stop watch feature are extremely handy at work. The alternatives just don't work as well.



    It would be nice if Apple would supply a lib for the decode of bar codes and the various 2D codes to developers. This would allow a far greater number of developers to quickly leverage cameras for all sorts of apps.
  • Reply 38 of 46
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    Yeah, if we give you guest Safari and Phone... you'll want bookmarks, history, contacts... then mail, todo, calendar,



    I believe the secret to the post-personal computer era is the "individual computer".



    I can't think of anyone in my immediate family that isn't worth the $500 for their own computer.



    My first draft had more apps that could be used in a Guest setting but I figured my argument was best if it was less complex.



    I assume you are kidding about history, bookmarks, etc. If not, remember this would be a Guest option, where you let someone use your iPhone but don't want them accessing your data. Nothing would be recorded by these apps. Even Safari which one assumes does some caching would remove everything once you go back out to the Lock Screen.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post


    What in the world is "cruft"?

  • Reply 39 of 46
    Meh. iOS 5.1 is so 3 months ago. I want to hear about iOS 6!
  • Reply 40 of 46
    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 1,252member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    Could we stop with the "porn mode" references? Some people are not comfortable with the assumption that:



    - all people interested in tech are male

    - all males are interested in porn

    - all tech males masturbate at their computers.



    Perhaps we could have a poll. It would be interesting to know how many tech-head, porn-loving, monkey-spanking females there are out there
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