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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 07 Jun 2011, 07:50

134. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And thats fine. They should take advantage of it.

its the Apple, iPhone fanboys they always wanna mention copying when it comes to their precious iPhone. It doesnt pay to be a fanboy...

Whats really funny is Jobs saying 2011 is the year of the copycats earlier this year...a great post on Engadget reminded folks of that....

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:03 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


excellent! now I wont have people telling me they dont have OTA and cloud services because they suck and its not worth it thats the future and I'm glad apple agreed :D these features make your smartphone a complete standalone device.... now if we can convince people that NFC is good for them too

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:05 3

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, no mention of improving multitasking or widgets, or NFC. Maybe that'll all come next year.

And no iPhone announcement either. The iCloud was laughable; some added features over other cloud services, but the iTunes match feature was ridiculous. Just another example of how Apple wants to rule everything with an iron fist.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:39 2

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


So it's free and gives you a ton of storage and syncs automatically across devices, but it sucks? It's free and does way more than google's offering right now.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:05 1

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Google's offerings are still in beta and we will probably see similar functionalities coming out. Mobile backup of everything is something Google already does, and whatever I can't back up over my Google account I can back up using *gasp!* MY INCLUDED SD CARD.

The iTunes match feature, which as I understand it, costs 25 bucks a year for the privilege of RE BUYING SONGS that you already have, is what's really stupid. I get it if there's situations like vette21man's, but I have plenty of music that doesn't need upgrading. And on my Android phone, all I need to do is sync. No bullshit, no "you need to re buy this music." It's just there, no matter WHERE I got it from.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:32

78. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


One of us is misunderstanding the iCloud match service (could be me). You don't need to re-buy the songs. The songs that don't match anything in the iTunes database get uploaded directly from your library to the cloud (rather than using the native iTunes copy at 256 kbps). The $25/year is to keep them all (20 songs or 20,000 songs) in the cloud where you can sync up to 10 devices. I'm not sure where you got the re-buy concept.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 20:00

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


So Apple's service is laughable even though it has more functionality than googles? Googles is in beta so that's ok, but Apple's which offers more at a free price point is laughable. Do you see how unreasonable you are? Also for $25 bucks you don't have to re buy anything. Your little brain just can't comprehend it.

One more thing. You spent your entire day off trolling an Apple article who you claim to hate.

1. Why don't you get a life

2. I think you secretly envy Apple products

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 23:18

155. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I misunderstood the iTunes match service. iCloud does sound like a good service, though it still isn't a substitute for expandable memory.

And:

1. I do have a life. I just set Monday aside for WWDC and its fallout because phones are a hobby for me.

2. No, I really do not. Why do you keep saying that, Taco? Doesn't make it any more true.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:42

30. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I actually like the iTunes match feature. I have some old CD rips that are pretty bad. Instead of re-ripping them, now I can have 256 kbps AAC access to them. No re-ripping required. Saves me hours of time, and I have access to them anywhere. Pretty cool, and cheap, IMHO.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:46

31. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


wait, so you dont like apple?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:06

9. EFchris91 (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


I'm really disappointed. Sure, there was a lot of great new improvements in software. But I was at least expecting a change to the appearance of iOS. Widgets even, but no. And still, not a hint at a newer iPhone..

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:09

10. akatz2134 (unregistered)


Is there a release date set?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:11 1

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This fall, coinciding with the iPhone 5's release.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:11

12. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I think the fact that they said IOS5 will ship this fall pretty much says a new iphone will ship this fall.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:13 2

13. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 867; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Oh look at that, all of a sudden now Apple wants to have camera shutter button. Took them long enough. Now let's put it in the correct spot, make it a 2 stage button, and wait for Android manufacturers to jump on board finally.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:11 2

73. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Android phones have had 2 stage cameras almost this entire time. What the heck are you talking about? Any current androidphone with or without an actual button has a 2 stage shoot. Press the button lightly to focus, and fimly to shoot. Hold the screen to focus, let go to shoot.

That feature is so 2007. But hey, u had to wait what 2 years to get MMS? and cut n paste? lol

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 07:51

135. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I see you never used a Droid 1 or Droid X1...

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:13 5

14. Lawsuits (unregistered)


Pull down notification bar just like android? Really?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:14 2

15. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Wow, these are great additions to iOS. Although so far, I only see 7 new additions that I see myself using often, or find really useful.

1. Safari Reader
2. Reminders App
3. Camera access off the lock screen
4. Universal dictionary
5. Split keyboard
6. OTA updates
7. iMessage

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:16 2

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Isn't it great how at least 4 of those 7 functions are already on, or announced to be on, other OSes?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:33 3

24. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I think we all know that already, and would've switched to those phones if they really mattered a lot to us. Obviously, they don't, but we're just happy they've added it on to iOS5.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:07 3

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Of course those functions don't matter unless they're on an iPhone. /sarcasm.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:03

68. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh please. Aren't you tired of hating already? Apple users are happy with these additions whether or not they've existed somewhere else before. If Apple is guilty of patent infringement, then let them sue Apple.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:12 1

74. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


safari reader AKA Formatting the page in WAP style like a free flip phone does.. lol. you people are idiots i swear. "its sooo new!!" lol

its amazing, i just double tap my browser on my android phone, and it does the exact same thing.. It has for quite a while.. lol

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 07:56

136. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Cmon, you dont find the revamped notifications useful? I feel its better to be tucked away like that, all in one spot. There are apps on Android that do it the old iOS way, but I never liked it.

I do like the scrolling dock area from iOS. One of my favorite launchers on Android does that.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:20

19. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


WTF apple. OTA is a fail! Will lead to bricks just like android.

Will have to try the rest of features but nothing seems too great.

Bleep twitter, who cares.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:24 4

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hawk! How are you? Have you managed to brick any more Droid Xs lately?

Btw, I've updated my Droid X twice now, and there are no bricks to be found.

But what do you care, you're the guy who managed to brick 3 brand new Droid Xs in a row, and expected wireless tethering to be free.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:06

38. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


i never bricked a phone.

Didnt have that POS phone long enough to do updates, you know with how slow moto and verizon are with updates.

Why are you even reading this story. OH i know, because you wish mommy would let you get an iphone.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:10 2

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, bullshit. You hate Motorola and Verizon because you somehow managed to fuck up 3 brand new Droid Xs in a row. Or at least, that's what you claimed. You were an Apple guy before getting the Droid X and you were an Apple guy afterward.

I followed the keynote today because of the first cardinal rule of a salesman: know the competition. I wanted to find out what Android, WebOS, Blackberry OS and Windows Phone 7 are going up against now and in the future.

So yeah, Hawk. Baseless insult fail. How does that make you feel?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:42

51. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


lol you make it sound like bricking a droid is hard. you basically just have to look at the thing to accomplish that feat...

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