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iOS 5 – What’s in Apple’s mind?
For all the tech junkies and ardent Apple inc. fans, here is what you should expect from the new Apple iOS.
iOS 5 – What’s in Apple’s mind?
iOS is a fairly popular name today. The ‘iPhone Operating System’, as it
was called before June 2010, is one of the best mobile operating system.
With iOS 5 update knocking apple user’s doors let’s see what Apple has
got new to provide you.
The all new, improved notification centre is here – All your alerts
and notifications at one place to deal with. Add a current weather
and stock ticker to that. The new notifications will appear briefly
on top without interrupting what you are doing currently. Cool
– iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service. It was
announced along with iOS 5 on June 6. It’ll allow users to store
photos, music, safari bookmarks, documents, books and what not!
Also, every apple user gets 5GB storage free!
Surprisingly, as InfiniteApple and The Register suggest, iCloud
actually manages the links to uploaded content hosted in turn by
Windows Azure and Amazon web services. Nevertheless iCloud is
promising enough to deliver more than MobileMe.
For iOS 5 iMessage is precisely what BBM for Blackberry is.
Though not stated explicitly, it’s clear Apple is heading for a tussle
with likes of BBM. Now iOS 5 users will be able to send
unlimited messages to each other through Wi-Fi or 3G for free.
You can share photos, locations and all from the messaging
window itself. Not only that you can chat on one device and
continue from where you left on other. Now that certainly is
●Newsstand is a place to read all your subscriptions at one place.
It’s a folder where all your magazine and newspaper
subscriptions are to be organized. Whenever a new issue is
available it is updated at background automatically. So a
paperboy at your iPhone/Pad window. Hmm, impressive.
●The improved camera app is all yours right from lock screen.
Yes you can open it there itself. Of course there are grid lines,
pinch to zoom gestures, single tap focus. Add to that
Photostream enable on iCloud, making all your photos
downloaded on your all other devices automatically. The photos
can be made frame worthy with just a few taps. Auto enhance,
crop, rotate, remove red-eye all at your service sir.
●There is obviously the app store for you to have likes of Fruit
Ninja and what not. Safari as default browser, tweeter
integrated and a better version of reminder app.
Some people argue Apple products are expensive. I can only recall a
quote “If you are expert at something never do it free”. With A5 to
provide a nice processor and iPhone 5 coming soon iOS 5 sounds a
It seems as if this OS has got no glitches. I mean one
expects Apple Inc. to make it as perfect as possible. And yes they have
come up with something really good as the beta testers have suggested.
However, there are few fixations appreciated.
1)Notification Syncing : The idea of synchronizing all your apple
devices is great but unfortunately it gives you a headache. Assume you
own a iPhone and a iPad(You are basically wealthy). You get an email,
you read it on your iPhone. Still iPad notification centre remains
unaware that you have done with it and it keeps irritating you until you
2)Call notification issues : Whenever you call someone you just swipe
and call is made. However, the device freezes for 3-5 seconds after you
swipe. Atleast I hate to stare at my wallpaper in such case.
Hopefully these will be fixed in the main release.
Nonetheless, iOS 5 has all the rainmakers to make its
competitors to shiver. All I can say is if you want your iPhone at its
optimum go for it.
Payas R Avdhutkar [TY Computer]