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Apple iOS 5 Brings More than 200 New Features

by Stewart Wolpin on June 06, 2011

Apple's new iOS 5 operating system will bring more than 200 new features to your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod Touch. The most interesting of the new iOS 5 features are, for the most part, already available on Android. Demonstrating that a little friendly competition is a good thing.


Instead of relying on external apps to Tweet on an iPhone, Twitter will be integrated into varying iOS 5 functions. For instance, if you snap a photo on your iPhone, you can now Tweet it immediately from inside the camera app.


Speaking of the camera, you'll be able to swing your iPhone into photo action quicker by double-tapping the Home button instead of searching through all your apps for the Camera icon. Once inside the camera app, you can "pinch" the screen to zoom in on a scene or face, and snap the photo by pushing the volume up button instead of tapping the on-screen shutter release. You'll also be able to edit your photo inside the app – crop, rotate, and automatically reduce red-eye reduction. There'll also be a one-button auto-fix function.

Notification Center

Lots of things require your attention on your iPhone, most when you're not looking at – voicemails, app updates, new emails, text messages, et al. Instead of having to go to each app to see/hear all these updates, all the notifications will be in place – just swipe down on the home screen to see them all. You then swipe across on the notification to take you to that specific app.


Your iPhone/iPad can now remind you of things to do. While there are lots of "To Do" apps, Apple's reminders can be set to alert you when you reach a specific destination. Just approaching the school? Bing! Don't forget to pick up your kids after soccer practice.

Tabbed Web Browsing

Instead of toggling between individual Web pages, you can have one Safari Web browser window with multiple Web page tabs for one-tap shifting between pages.


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From Sherri on June 13, 2011 :: 2:21 pm

When is the iOS 5 being released?


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