WWDC Keynote Features iOS 5 Preview

Posted by at 12:37 am on June 7, 2011

As part his WWDC keynote, Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a preview of the next version of the company’s popular mobile operating system, iOS 5. The next release is set to appear in the fall and will be compatible with the iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, the 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch, iPad and iPad 2. Release is sheduled for this fall and will add over 200 new features.

Notification Center
You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center. Choose which notifications you want to see. New notifications appear briefly at the top of your screen And the Lock screen displays notifications so you can act on them with just a swipe.

iMessage is a new messaging service for all iOS 5 devices. You can send unlimited text messages to other iOS devices via WiFi or 3G wireless. iMessage is built into the messages app so that you can send text, photos,videos,locations and contacts. Messages are encrypted and you can even resume a conversation if you have to leave in mid thought.

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. And you can get to it straight from Newsstand. New purchases go directly to your Newsstand folder. Then, as new issues become available, Newsstand automatically updates them in the background — complete with the latest covers.

Integrated Twitter
iOS 5 makes it even easier to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Sign in once in Settings, and you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps. Want to mention or @reply to a friend? Contacts applies your friends’ Twitter usernames and profile pictures. So you can start typing a name and iOS 5 does the rest. You can even add a location to any tweet, no matter which app you’re tweeting from.

Other Features
Other features that also receive updates are the iOS Camera and photo, reminders, photos, the Safari browser, PC Free, mail,calendar and app multitasking.

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