Apple is announcing over 200 new features for iOS 5, which will come to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch soon. Of these 200 new features Apple is highlighting the top ten features for iOS 5 at WWDC 2011.
iOS 5 will arrive this fall, for the iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th Gen)
Top Ten iOS 5 Features
1. Notification Center – Can swipe down form top to enter notifications on your iPhone. This is a much needed feature. Apple claims they have solved the notifications issue by directing all app notifications to the notifications center.
2. Newsstand – Newsstand will be your quick access to the Magazines and newspaper subscriptions on the iPhone and iPad.
3. Twitter Integration – The new iOS 5 will include built in Twitter support. This brings integration to camera, apps an more.
4. Safari – A new better Safari delivers a better browsing experience with tabs on the iPad and iPhone. Included in the new Safari are tabbed browsing, Reading list and Reader. These last two features will allow you to sync your reading list across browsers.
5. Reminders - iOS 5 includes a to do app that allows you to check off items you need to do. This will repalce all yoru scraps of paper, as well as a good number of third party apps. Sync to iCal and Outlook.
6. Better Camera – The new iOS 5 will bring faster camera access and will finally make the volume rocker activate the shutter. You can also pinch to zoom and set focus with a tap.
7. New Mail App - in OS 5, you can control indentation, draggable addresses, message flagging, search entire message, swipe to your inbox and more. Also, iPad will have a new portrait thumb typing system.
8. PC Free – With iOS 5, you won’t need to connect the iPhone or iPad to a PC or Mac, you will be welcomed with a new landing page and OTA software updates.
9. Game Center – Game Center gets an update that allows you to add photos, play friends of friends and recommended friends and recommended games. Game Center is Apple’s second stab at social networks. The OS now supports turn based games right in the OS.
10. iMessages – Messages comes to all iOS 5 devices. On the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users will be able to send messages, photos and videos to other iOS 5 apps.