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Apple announces iOS 5, a major release

0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2011, 13:42 posted on

Apple ushered its mobile operating system iOS in a new era today, announcing its fifth iteration, which brings along major updates like a revamped notification system, and widgets...

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posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:17 1

76. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


an app using it is not the same as it being built in the system by apple. Apps are made by a seperate company. Just because they do something on the phone does not give god..err.. steve jobs the rights to put it on the phone without permission.

just because a skyline drives down a highway doesnt mean im allowed to jack it without conciquence.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 18:58 1

96. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


As I have said, Apple has that touch gesture included in their api's. Fandroids here are insinuating that google owns a patent to that gesture and that Apple just copied it. That is wrong. Apple can use that gesture to any of their screens And apps, and they will not get in trouble for it, because like I said, that gesture has been part of their api even before android phones came out. Let google sue Apple then if they really think Apple infringed on their IP patents, lol. They won't. But of course you fandroids try so hard to make it seem like it's android's creation when you guys know too well that it's not. So stop the desperation.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:47 1

82. Tyger McSwain (unregistered)


Multi touch was made by apple so android copied that

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 18:50 1

93. applesauce (unregistered)


Nokia, Palm, and HP had multi-touch before the ifail.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:52 1

84. realize (unregistered)


notice how only android lovers are the majority commenters on this site/article. I guess Apple users have jobs to go to and lives to attend. You people ranting on the site and articles is the best part of this site though so please continue.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 18:36 2

88. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


yet you are on here, imagine that.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 20:35

151. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No....most Apple users are on Engadget....or Apple Insider....or Mac Rumors....

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 18:27 1

87. W Head (unregistered)


Seems as though Applke is playing catch up here

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 18:56 1

95. X (unregistered)


I think even Symbian is more advanced and user-friendly than iOS... how is this an "update"? More like a "catch-up... but not"

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 19:25 1

99. thehulk357 (unregistered)


Apple Created App store first then google came out with a system and app store after the ios. Get off the android kick stop lying to yourself. G1 from T mobile came after the Iphone. Also android is like throw up you do not know where to clean up.Every android device lagg and frezze. Security issue with the android . It took Samsung Capitive a whole year to get 2.2. Be real when you get android you have cross your finger and hope your device get an update.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 19:33 1

100. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


windows mobile had app store before apple.. they just made it popular...just cause you make it popular doesnt mean you came up with

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 20:09 1

104. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


A couple of observations. When was theclast time an android launch had 82 comments and counting? Also I wonder if the android trolls understand something. PA makes money from traffic to their website. Whenever there's an Apple article it always gets the most hits and posts. Funny thing is more than half the posts are from fandroid trolls. So while you complain about the Apple bias and articles you trolls are encouraging them to do it.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 20:25

109. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol you got 82 comments which are mainly apple fanboys vs android fansboys and that is something to brag about?

Good job taco.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 21:03

110. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I think you missed the entire point of my post. Did you read past the first sentence?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 22:43

113. joey18 (Posts: 526; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


wao i'm waiting for my update im apple fanboy and idont care bcs my old android phone was like to slow liked turtle

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 00:09 1

116. WHO GIVES A F*** (unregistered)


-For all you out there saying apple ripped off android and android ripped off apple.. who cares.. what matters is who can provide the best stuff..
-Clearly Android has surpassed Apple by now and its due to the competition WITHIN android. Between Htc, Samsung, lg, etc... Apples MAIN problem (there are many) is that they refuse to take in any new ideas; i mean for gods sake it took them loosing nearly 17% of their market share to add a notification bar.
-Apple has this funny trend>..
They "invent" some cool technology, they don't improve it soon enough, they get old, they loose customers... then in a couple years, they come up with some "new" technology and the cycle continues.
Apple messed up back in the days when microsoft was starting, and they messed up by not innovating like the current king of mobile devices (Android)
-Sorry iFans but putting and "i" in front of something old and calling it "revolutionary" doesn't make it better.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 02:13

121. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


You're making it seem like Apple is filing bankcruptcy in a couple of months, lol. Apple is doing really well. Better than google actually. Only reason why google is gaining market share faster than Apple, is because google has been adopted by MANY manufacturers while iOS is EXCLUSIVE to Apple devices.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 00:43 1

117. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


I have an iPhone and I love it. When I had an Android I loved it. All this Android vs. iOS is comedic. Android fans are like jealous siblings who can't comprehend why even though Android is always at the forefront of tech/features...they continue to be out-paced by iPhone who lacks the latest & greatest. It's probably two advantages in Apple's camp: 1. Software stability & 2. Ease of use (for those non-tech savvy individuals). That's been my experience. To say that Apple didn't create a revolutionary device back in 2007 that future phones borrowed a little bit from is a bit ridiculous. G1 was pathetic but Android in it's maturing has become a powerhouse of an OS. It's funny that my late model camera on my iPhone takes better pictures than on one of the latest 8MP Android devices...you don't have to have the latest features to be up to par if the outdated gives the same or better results as what's currently out there.

Majority of you dirt bags on PA are so closed minded that if someone doesn't share your same opinion you attack them & that makes you childish. All these bastards in their early 20's up to probably mid 30's bitching about who's system is better like kids. Why do I come on here? Because it's hilarious...this is like one big reality show. Thump me down all you but a) I work so I probably won't see it til after the fact & b) ain't none of ya'll whoopin' me. Peace.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 01:19

118. kapa (unregistered)


I would like to see Mass Storage, Flash and maybe removable battery and then I will buy an iPhone.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 02:18

122. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Huh? First of all. I don't think phones are designed primarily for mass storage, lol. Flash, is on its final days. As for removable battery, I don't think there's any iphone user out there who felt the need to remove the battery of their iphones. I'm on my 3rd iphone, and I never had the need to remove its battery. Lastly, you don't have to buy the iphone. There are plenty of other choices out there.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 01:29 1

119. bert2662 (unregistered)


Nice update frm iOS, but, what the fuck? It makes a bitten apple looks more like an android just without the flash, mass storage and micro SD supports. Duh, oh, notification bar, android, camera startup from lockscreen? Sense 3 feature, I message? Rather a carbon copy of whatapps, I cloud and OTA, ok, these are good updates, twitter integration, this is kinda a general stuff. Ya, ios 5 is released for all I device since 2008/9 especialli like 3GS, but rom development, customized rom makes a G1 never die, can an IPhone 2G updated to ios 4? While G1 cn have gingerbread on it..n ,

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 01:50 3

120. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This update seems to be a good thing in my opinion. Yeah, Apple "stole/borrowed" a little something from every OS. That can't be denied. But if it's going to make iOS a better platform, I'm all for it. If anthing they should borrow a few other things like turn by turn navigation, inductive charging, Android like widgets, live wallpaper, and dare i say the inclusion of FLASH! But I wouldn't be surprised if iOS 5 also brings a flood of lawsuits. Let's be honest here, anything that looks even close to a feature that iOS uses, Apple files a lawsuit. I could see this leading to some happy lawyers, but who knows. Maybe the other manufacturers will take the high road and just turn the other cheek.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 02:23

123. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Lawsuits? You think Apple would add these features if they don't have the right to use them? Google does not own that notification gesture. There are already several iphone apps using that gesture even before the first android phone was released. It was just never used in any of the iphone's native apps, but yes, that has been used by iOS developers for some of their apps.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 03:50 2

131. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Why not? Apple has tried to sue Motorola, HTC, and Nokia for things like gesture recognition, slide to unlock, and even SCROLLING! Since when did apple own scrolling? So why wouldn't one of these guys want a little payback? Not saying any of them have a case, just saying it wouldn't surprise me to see it happen.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 03:05

124. fdazam16 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


hello phonearena i have a concept of new ios especialy in terms of multitasking and also made a design for next iphone with 3.7 inch screen.i made a video and pictures of it toowhat i should do and to whom i should show it.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 03:13

125. fdazam16 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


hello phonearena.i have a concept of new ios especialy in terms of multitasking and also a design with 3.7 inch screen.i made a video demonstration of it but to whom i should show it

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 13:29

146. aussiejames101 (unregistered)


Ummm...even Samsung Bada had almost all of this when it came out...I guess apple just makes things other people have done better.

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