Fav 5: Introduction and New Features in iOS 5

Get ready friends! Here is a look at the iOS 5 Video Introduction

iOS 5 iPhone App Review News

Courtesy of Apple

It’s no secret that iOS 5 is going to be the new sliced bread of mobile operating systems. Developers already have their eager little hands all over that shiny new platform, while end users sit pining after iOS 5’s fall debut.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty to go around. Apple is promising more than 200 new features, iCloud integration and a whole heap of improvement to existing functions. What does all this buzz mean for you? Here’s a taste of five of our favorite new iOS 5 features for your sampling pleasure. These top picks are just the tip of the iOS 5 ice berg. Stay tuned to theiPhoneAppReview.com for more.

Notifications

Gone are the days of pop up notifications spoiling your iOS gaming or socializing experiences. With iOS 5 a small window will appear at the top of your current screen when you receive a new notification, disappearing after several seconds and leaving your current application uninterrupted.

A new pull down notification center will save notifications for you to peruse and dismiss at your leisure. Tapping a notification will launch the app and take you right where you want to go. New lock screen notifications may be accessed directly by swiping them.

 

iOS 5 iPhone App Review News

Courtesy of Apple

Safari

Safari is already the golden standard for mobile Web browsing and iOS 5 enhancements will make sure it stays at the top of the pack. Optimize your page viewing experience with the new reader feature. Reader loads each page of long articles, brings text to the front and center, corrects the font size for optimal viewing and removes pesky ads and formatting. It also allows users to share page content via email.

Additional Safari improvements include a new reading list feature that synchronizes your saved pages to Safari on any device and a true tabbed browsing experience for the iPad with lightning fast transitions.

PC Free

Time to cut the cord. New wireless activation and software updates are just the beginning of iOS 5’s cordless enhancements. The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can now perform as standalone devices, opening a whole new market. Improved calendar integration, access to create and delete mail boxes, automatic Wi-Fi sync, daily wireless backup to iTunes, and improved mobile photo editing skills all come on board with iOS 5.

Game Center

With over 50 million users, iOS Game Center is already a hub for action hungry users. In iOS 5 Game Center will get a hefty face lift for users and developers alike. Users can upload photos, compare scores with friends, see friends of their existing friends, receive friend and game recommendations, and even purchase and download games right from Game Center.

For developers, iOS 5 will come with turn-based game support built in, saving developers’ time and effort in their creative process.

Reminders

Organization gets an overhaul with iOS 5’s new Reminders feature. There are plenty of apps that create to-do lists. With Reminders you can create categories for your lists, tag them with dates and times and even GPS information for an incredible new way to keep on top of your lists. These reminders integrate with all your iOS devices wirelessly, and can be merged with Outlook via Exchange or iCal. Staying sane never looked so good.

That is just a taste of iOS 5, due out this fall. Expect additional announcements throughout the summer and keep it tuned to TheiPhoneAppReview.com for all the latest news.

 

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