Apple iOS 5: Why You Should Care

Apple iOS 5: Why You Should Care



Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system brings big improvements for consumers and developers alike. Apple’s upcoming iOS 5, to be released in September has witnessed significant improvements. Details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 were debut at the WWDC 2011. Apple has promised compatibility for the iPhone 4 and 3GS, iPad 1 and 2, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation.

# All your alerts. All in one place.You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more.

# iMessage. It’s a messaging service exclusively for iOS users (irrespective of which device they’re rocking), which comes with delivery and read receipts, an indicator for when the other party is typing, and the ability to push messages to all your devices.

# iOS 5 organizes your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand: a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily. There’s also a new place on the App Store just for newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

# Reminders lets you organize your life in to-do lists — complete with due dates and locations.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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 whatever’s on your iPad 2 to your HDTV via Apple TV. Everyone in the room sees exactly what’s 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.2