Details about Apple’s iOS 5

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Jun 062011

Scott Forstall has just taken the WWDC 2011 stage and details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 are flowing thick and fast.

– Firstly, stats. Scott notes that Apple has so far sold 200 million iOS devices, with more than 25 million of those being iPads. There have been 14 billion downloads from the App Store, tallying over $2.5 billion paid out in revenue to app developers. The iTunes Store isn’t doing badly, either, with 15 billion songs sold.
– And the first new feature: an overhaul of notifications. At last! A new Notification Center aggregates all your, well, notifications into one and is accessible by swiping down a menu from the top of the screen. Yes, just like Android. Small X buttons alongside each note allow you to dismiss it, though there’s no “clear all” option for the more decisive among us. Notifications are also making their way onto the lockscreen, where swiping across a text message takes you right into it. A little something like Samsung’s TouchWiz implementation. Continue reading »

Apple to Hold 2 Event in June And One to Unveil the iPhone 5?

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Apr 042011

According to Korean site, Apple is planning on releasing the iPhone 5 during the 4th week of June. Multiple reports have already revealed that Apple will not be introducing the iPhone 5 during the Worldwide Developer’s Conference scheduled for June 6th. Instead, WWDC is said to be focusing on software only.
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Rumors are No iPhone 5 at WWDC this year?

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Mar 282011
By now you’ve seen the announcement for WWDC 2011 (coming June 6th), but what you may not have heard yet is that this one is going to be a little different than some of the dev cons from years past. Namely, unlike the events in 2008 through 2010, you won’t see the announcement of a new iPhone (or iPad… or anything else hardware related). We’re hearing the same kind of chatter from sources that solid writers like Jim Dalrymple of The Loop and All Thing D‘s John Paczkowski have been reporting today — that this WWDC is going to be all about the future of iOS and OS X.

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