Apple launches iOS 5 with 200 new features

Apple previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the
world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and released a beta version to
iOS Developer Program members.

The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new
features that will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall.
New iOS 5 features include: Notification Center, an innovative way to easily
view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new
messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos
between all iOS devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your
newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users
can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software
updates over the air with no computer required.


iOS 5 has some great new features, such as
Notification Center, iMessage and Newsstand and we can’t wait to see what our
developers do with its 1,500 new APIs, Perhaps iOS 5’s paramount feature is
that it’s built to seamlessly work with iCloud in the Post PC revolution that
Apple is leading,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.


With iOS 5 and iCloud, you just enter your Apple
ID and password and iCloud will seamlessly integrate with your apps to
automatically and wirelessly keep all of your mail, contacts, calendars,
photos, apps, books, music and more, up-to-date across all your devices without
ever having to connect to a computer.

Notification Center provides iOS 5 users with an
innovative way to easily access all notifications-text messages, missed calls,
calendar alerts, app alerts and more, all in one place, from anywhere in iOS 5.

Newsstand is a beautiful, easy-to-organize
bookshelf displaying the covers of all your newspaper and magazine
subscriptions in one place. A new section of the App Store features just
subscription titles, and allows users to quickly find the most popular
newspapers and magazines in the world.

Safari with iOS 5 it’s now even better. New
features include Safari Reader, which gets all the clutter out of the way and
sets the right font size on a web page, so you can easily scroll and read
through a story; Reading List, so you can save articles to read later and they
automatically show up on all your iOS devices; and Tabbed Browsing, which makes
it easy to flip between multiple web pages on iPad.

iOS 5 includes built-in Twitter integration, so
you can sign in once and then tweet directly from all your Twitter-enabled apps,
including Photos, Camera, Safari, YouTube and Maps with a single tap. New APIs
give third party developers the ability to take advantage of the single sign-on
capability for their own iOS 5 apps.

iMessage in iOS 5 brings the functionality of
iPhone messaging to all of your iOS devices-iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Built
right into the Messages app, iMessage allows you to easily send text messages,
photos, videos or contact information to a person or a group on other iOS 5
devices over Wi-Fi or 3G.

The new Reminders app helps you manage your tasks;
create and group related tasks together; and set time or location-based
reminder alerts, priorities and due dates, so you can be reminded of a task as
its deadline approaches, or when you arrive or depart a given location.
Reminders can also be viewed in iCal and Outlook and are updated automatically.

New features in the Camera and Photos apps give
you instant access to the camera right from the lock screen, and you can use
the volume-up button to quickly snap a photo. Optional grid lines help line up
your shot and a simple tap locks focus and exposure on one subject. The new
Photos app lets you crop, rotate, enhance and remove red-eye, and organize your
photos into albums right on your device to share them on the go.

With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can
activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box with no computer
required, and iOS software updates are delivered over the air and installed
with just a tap. Wi-Fi Sync in iOS 5 transfers and backs up your content
securely over SSL and wirelessly syncs purchased content from your device to
your iTunes library.

By Team