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Apple announces iOS 5 at WWDC 2011




Apple today officially announced the next version of their popular mobile operating system, the iOS 5 which will be available to you iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch this July.

Changes include over 200 new features to the current line-up of iDevices, some of which were even copied inspired from Microsoft’s Zune and Google Android. They’ve even integrated Twitter into the OS so you can Tweet almost everywhere.


 

The notification system is now similar to the one on Android (which slides down from the top) and Apple also introduced wireless synching, a feature popularized by Zune players for years now (you no longer need to hook it up to a PC/iTunes to activate or synch files).

iOS5 also introduced iMessage, Newstand, Reminders, multi-tasking gestures and Airplay mirroring (for iPad2).

Check this keynote video of iOS 5 for a more complete and detailed coverage.

The new OS will be rolled out this Fall (sometime in July September). iOS 5 will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2 and 3rd and 4th gen iPod Touch.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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35 Responses

  1. hey says:

    IT’S AWESOME. BBM watch out :))

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ayos! Kaso wala masyado update..matagal na available yung features sa ibang OS..

  3. Denz D Naitawei says:

    @Yuga
    Fall is supposed to be around last week of September in the US right?

    No new iPhone as expected. Maybe on the iPod event on September it will be announced.

  4. RaGe says:

    at last they found their own OS’ deficiency…

  5. qosmio says:

    cant wait to use the new features,

  6. iCopy says:

    iOS 5’s best feature is iCopy.

  7. Ben says:

    July is mid-summer, fall is September, October …

  8. Carlo says:

    Oh yes they will leave my old 2nd gen iPod Touch rotting in some sad corner.

  9. Mat says:

    All good news from an Apple perspective, but nothing new industry wise.

  10. John says:

    Boring.. meron na lahat nito sa android and wp7. ZZZ

  11. lawrence says:

    Apple gives up innovating, starts copying Microsoft and Google:

    http://wmpoweruser.com/apple-gives-up-innovating-starts-copying-microsoft/

  12. scandid says:

    iCloud is AWESOME!!!! can’t wait!

    • cass says:

      Nothing awesome about it, especially in the context of Philippine usage. I would rather store my files locally…stream music ? good luck sa bills at Net connection dito. It’s really easy to say awesome without thinking.

    • EdwinC says:

      Ah,hehehehe. May pa-awesome – awesome pa siya. Wala namang malay sa sinasabi n’ya.

  13. daniel says:

    iOS 5’s newest features are SO-ANDROID. haha

    • rica says:

      of course they are playing catch up kasi— what is exciting is Google’s next move–they all have the features including something like the BBM messaging –it’s just integration . Can’t wait for ice cream sandwich

  14. iCloud is AWESOME?? says:

    for itunes philippines users, one cant really buy music from that store. so, there is no such thing as iTunes in the cloud for us. that sucks.

    for others, iCloud is good only if you have REAL high speed internet with NO DATA CAP. does it exist in the philippines? that sucks again.

    of course for telcos, iCloud is great. its a welcome addition to their source of revenue.

  15. Teknisyan says:

    It’s been proven before.. it’s now who implemented it first… it’s who can make it better. That’s what facebook did they’re the first to create a social network site but they’re the one who made it better for users.. that’s the reason why they’re the king of the “social” hill!!

    With Apple, so far almost every product that they roll-out are a hit to consumers, so expect Lion, iOS 5 and icloud to be a winner as well. Unless of course some disgrunted Apple employee sabotage something here.. lols.

    • cass says:

      Please edit your post. The train of thought is a train wreck.

      Doing it right is the lamest excuse for not innovating. Why the slide down notification is not done right in Android . Or the BBM messaging is not done right. As a matter of fact BBM messaging is very popular in Indonesia.

      Apple has a different take on cloud computing–it’s not the classic implementation. But come to think of it –it is easier if you have a handset that you can convenient transfer file from (other Os ). In the philippines, local storage is more practical considering the Net connection

  16. hey says:

    Honestly. I like the new features. But i think, it’s still not enough. Apple can pull something better than this, we all know that. But the new updates works great with the iOS UI. And iMessage is the answer to every iPhone owners that envy BB users. :)

    • Pro RH Bill says:

      Apple can pull one better? Sorry they ‘ve reached their stopped innovating a long time ago. –they have run dry of ideas.

      A case in point some of the upcoming features are just really copy cat of those out there in the market– like voice to text (google has it) . They are now employing people outside Apple because the inhouse team has no more creative juice–the new notification system is by a jailbreak programmer, the voice to text is from a third party software company. Apple would just now depend on Google, Sammy , Sony for innovation and copy it

    • Pro RH Bill says:

      Apple can pull one better? Sorry they ‘ve stopped innovating a long time ago. –they have run dry of ideas.

      A case in point some of the upcoming features are just really copy cat of those out there in the market– like voice to text (google has it) . They are now employing people outside Apple because the inhouse team has no more creative juice–the new notification system is by a jailbreak programmer, the voice to text is from a third party software company. Apple would just now depend on Google, Sammy , Sony for innovation and copy it

  17. friend.com.ph says:

    the notification is really the same on android OS…new features are really great!!!

  18. Jay says:

    I thought they would be launching new machines. yun lang pala

  19. mr. bogus says:

    haist!!!! meron na sa android to ehh!!!! something new?????

    as a said before: apple is only the first, but there not the best!!!!!!

    • mr. bogus says:

      tapos sasabihin nila gianya sila… bumalik din sa kanila hahahaha toink!!! trrroooooooooling!!!

  20. CliffRosario says:

    it’s future proofing their gadgets and these added features would keep them in the game for sometime..

    @RaGe .. nicely said.. a lot of the features added were raised by the iPhone community.

    @Mat .. sadly, that’s true. But all the better for the consumers as we see that all are competing for the best OS.

    @rica.. exactly the point!.. finally someone understanding the game that these industry giants are playing.
    @iCloud is AWESOME?? valid point raised.. sucks living here in the ph a bit when it comes to internet bandwidth/speed

    trolls. trolls. trolls.
    You do make valid points at times but as the saying goes.. why waste time for something you don’t really care for or have..

    ry / John / cass / Pro RH Bill / mr. bogus

  21. no_label says:

    Why did Yuga cut off the Engadget watermark on the first pic?

  22. unknown says:

    I’m already using iOS5 beta.

    iMessage – i guess its better compared to BBM no need to subscribe to BB services 3G/WIFI will do. one disadvantage is that if you have multiple iOS device, it sends to all of your iOS device and you have to read/open it in all of your iOS device, i hope apple fix it that when you read it in one of your iOS device it will be marked as read in all of your idevice.

    Notification Center – kind a cool although its already integrated in Android OS.

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