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iOS 5 available now

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Oct 2011 0:17 User comments (17)

iOS 5 available now Apple has released iOS 5.0 officially today.
The new software update adds 200 new features and can be downloaded for the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and iPod Touch 3G, 4G.

A few of the most notable updates are Newsstand, iMessage, Notification Center, Wi-Fi Sync, Twitter and iCloud.

Newsstand updates the iBooks app to include magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

iMessage, similar to Google Talk will allow users with iOS devices to send unlimited instant messages without the need for a texting plan.

The Notification Center, similar to rival Android, will let you swipe down from the top of the screen to see all of your notifications.

For Twitter, iOS has added its own integrated client so you don't have to download third-party app if you don't want.

By far the most important update is the addition of iCloud. iCloud integration gives all users 5GB of free cloud storage to backup your files.

Update pics via ZDnet:




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17 user comments

113.10.2011 1:02

lol errors. Can't get it installed.

213.10.2011 1:07

Google needs to sue the s**t out of them...Apple is constantly suing Android manufacturers for making devices with features similar to those on Apple products, and the newest iOS is little more than a bunch of features from Android.



313.10.2011 1:10

After playing with iOS 5 for a bit on a friend's iPhone 4 I can say the software is just about on par with Android 2.3 now (in terms of features the average user will care about). Took them long enough.


413.10.2011 1:15

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Google needs to sue the s**t out of them...Apple is constantly suing Android manufacturers for making devices with features similar to those on Apple products, and the newest iOS is little more than a bunch of features from Android.
Can they since Android is open source?

513.10.2011 1:48

Waiting on a nice Jailbreak...

613.10.2011 1:55

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Google needs to sue the s**t out of them...Apple is constantly suing Android manufacturers for making devices with features similar to those on Apple products, and the newest iOS is little more than a bunch of features from Android.
Can they since Android is open source?
Android isn't open source...well, the base bits are, but there is enough patented stuff in there than microsoft makes more money off of Android licensing than they do off of WinPhone sales.


713.10.2011 8:40

Quote:
The Notification Center, similar to rival Android, will let you swipe down from the top of the screen to see all of your notifications.
They deserve every law suit that goes their way. I mean, really? I don't believe I've seen such massive hypocrisy before. The entire update is nothing more than them directly, "slavishly" if you will, copying everything Android.

Originally posted by adamchen:
Aw, then next next week they will release iOS 6? Why they keep on releasing too fast?
Because people will keep getting so fast (for some ungodly reason).

813.10.2011 9:11

copy catting android aren't you crapple? lame, and the siri app is copy catted as well, there is an app call "Voice Action" on Android, and is the same damn thing!


Being nice always has its own consequences

913.10.2011 9:41

Quote:
iMessage, similar to Google Talk will allow users with iOS devices to send unlimited instant messages without the need for a texting plan.
Yea you need a data plan instead if you want to use it everywhere... Blackberry is still the way to go if you want a feature like that with a cheaper plan at least.

Quote:
The Notification Center, similar to rival Android, will let you swipe down from the top of the screen to see all of your notifications.
Sue sue sue.
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1013.10.2011 14:40

Yep, let's sue sue SUE! I mean, the whole touch screen revolution didn't start with Apple, right? ;-)

1113.10.2011 15:45

Originally posted by Notcow:
Waiting on a nice Jailbreak...
This

1213.10.2011 17:43

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Yep, let's sue sue SUE! I mean, the whole touch screen revolution didn't start with Apple, right? ;-)
Right. Unless memory is failing, that would be Palm and BlackBerry. Or those silly "personal assistants" that were out for the longest time before phones took over. Although my memory probably is indeed failing and certainly distorted by my youth, I remember using those long before an iPhone or iPod Touch.

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

1313.10.2011 17:52

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Yep, let's sue sue SUE! I mean, the whole touch screen revolution didn't start with Apple, right? ;-)
I think Apple was the first to come up with multi-touch.

1413.10.2011 17:55

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by SProdigy:
Yep, let's sue sue SUE! I mean, the whole touch screen revolution didn't start with Apple, right? ;-)
I think Apple was the first to come up with multi-touch.

Yes, they are indeed the first multi-touch devices I started seeing. Don't I remember some random company show-casing multi-touch features a bit before though, just not on an actual screen? Using a projector with camera's sensing the disruption in light?

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

1513.10.2011 23:19

Originally posted by Morreale:

Yea you need a data plan instead if you want to use it everywhere... Blackberry is still the way to go if you want a feature like that with a cheaper plan at least.

ROFL...Blackberry doesn't send messages at all!!!


1614.10.2011 8:33

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Morreale:

Yea you need a data plan instead if you want to use it everywhere... Blackberry is still the way to go if you want a feature like that with a cheaper plan at least.

ROFL...Blackberry doesn't send messages at all!!!
Well, the messenger is BB specific. The only way anyone could share pictures with my family was through BB Messenger, had to pay extra with the provider to allow actual MMS.

1715.10.2011 2:23

While my android phone came with gmail, it also came with a generic email app that works with virtually any service (except for the BB and Apple services)...and the google market is full of apps for competing companies. Google dominates by having the best services, instead of by preventing people from using the competition.



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