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.