With Apple’s release of the iOS 5 today, people may be wondering how this operating is system is different than before. In order to help you make the transition with this new download, here are a few things you should know about the iOS 5 (featured in the Huffington Post article):
- Over-the-air sync- You no longer have to immediately sync your device using a PC
- Twitter integration- you can sign in to Twitter once, store your credentials on their mobile device and use those stored login data to Tweet from non-Twitter apps (without having to sign in)
- New notification system- collects notices and stores them in a menu at the top of the screen
- Upgraded Safari web browser- includes tabbed browsing and fast, smooth switching between windows
- iMesseges- communication app similar to Blackberry Messenger for iOS devices
- Reminders app- lets you store multiple lists, dates, assign location, etc. (sync with iCal)
- Camera shortcut- will let you capture photos without having to unlock the screen and access the camera app
- Mail- rich-text formatting (bold, underline, improved security, etc.), sync your mail accounts across all devices on iOS 5
- Newsstand app- hub for your newspaper and magazine subscriptions, which will download new releases automatically
- Find My Friends- allows you to share your location in real-time, as well as control when and with whom you’re sharing
To just name a few major changes, the iOS 5 system actually has over 200 new features. Make sure to update your iTunes to iTunes 5.0 so that you can download this new operating system.
iCloud away, Apple users!