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Apple iOS5 Review

Posted: October 12, 2011
Apple iOS5 Review
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The iOS5 for the iPhone and iPads has finally arrived with over 200 new features in Apple's biggest update. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey take a look at the OS and what it offers, like the notification center, iCloud syncing and more!

What You Need To Know

  • The iOS5 comes with over 200 new features, making it Apple's biggest update since iOS4 came out back in June 2010.
  • This update is a big improvement over the last one.
  • If you're thinking about doing it today, you should be warned that it will take a little while.
  • If you haven't jail broken y our phone, these features will be new to you.
  • The new iOS doesn't look that different but there are subtle visual cues like rounded switches and changes to the shadowing.
  • We can't review all 200 changes but one of the most talked about updates is the way notifications are sent out.
  • Updates are not handled by what Apple has called the Notification Center.
  • Notifications are shown in the small animation at the very top of the screen while the task you are working on stays right up front.
  • You can also ignore the notifications, which end up in the Notification Center.
  • There's even a weather widget that works with location services so you can check the weather of where you actually are.
  • Just swipe the top of the screen in any app and you will be brought there.
  • The iCloud syncing means you don't have to plug your device into your computer.
  • Once you turn this feature on, your devices will push to the Cloud.
  • You get 5 GB of storage for free and you can change what gets pushed up to the allocated space.
  • Every picture you take and document you save can be pushed to the cloud so you'll never have to worry again about losing your stuff.
  • For the iPad, the new feature that stands out the most is the web browsing.
  • Safari now comes with Reader and Reading List, which actually gives you a clean look at online articles, which changes the format for a more pleasant look.
  • There's also the ability to split the keyboard on the bottom to give you more separation and make typing easier.
  • The camera updates includes access to the app directly from the lock screen, which allows the camera to be up and running faster than ever.
  • There's also tactile feedback of the volume button that can serve as the camera button.
  • You can lay a grid over the viewfinder to remind you of the Rule of Three's.
  • There are also options to remove red-eye, auto-enhance the photo, tilt and crop and more.
  • This update is worth the download so get it now!
  • It does all those things you always knew it should have and since it's a free download, you really have nothing to lose.

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  • suryu

    um i don't really care for the change of the notifications and how many android phones the compare to the iphone 4 so plz it can say its better but most ppl that bougt an android phone upgrade way more than iphone 4 users. but hay pay two hundred bucks be in a life time contract with ur new phone smh no thanks

    Posted: October 22, 2011 5:59 PM
    suryu
  • J_Boolihans

    also you could say they copied the split keyboard from microsoft, but again, who cares who does it first, who does it right is all that matters.

    Posted: October 20, 2011 11:39 AM
    J_Boolihans
  • CoreyShaughnessy

    Hahaha and Apple is suing Samsung! They must be doing it to be ironic. Oh you hipster tool bags.

    Posted: October 13, 2011 8:05 PM
  • dman3989

    "So now it basically does everything Androids already do?" Thank you Candace Bailey! You're the best for sticking it to Kevin and his iphone! lol

    Posted: October 12, 2011 10:18 PM
    dman3989
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