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Which new feature in iOS 5 do you like the most?

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Which new feature in iOS 5 do you like the most?
After much anticipation, iOS 5 was finally released for download bringing joy to the crowds if iPhone and iPad owners around the world. The latest major release of Apple's mobile platform introduces tons of new features and improvements, both minor and major, and probably a fraction of our readers have already been lucky enough to try them out.

But which new feature in iOS 5 is your favorite? Perhaps iMessage, Apple's very own messenger service, is going to be number one on the list for some of you, while others are going to be most excited about Twitter integration in the platform. The Notification Center should also be mentioned as it gives you an easy access to all your pending notifications, and Newsstand is what avid readers are likely going to be fond of the most.

The vote is on! Feel free to share your opinion with us by participating in our poll, and do not hesitate to join the discussion in the comments below.

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Which new feature in iOS 5 do you like the most?
12.83%
98 votes
(98 votes) iMessage
13.09%
100 votes
(100 votes) iCloud
0.79%
6 votes
(6 votes) Newsstand
0.39%
3 votes
(3 votes) Twitter Integration
48.17%
368 votes
(368 votes) Notification Center
0.26%
2 votes
(2 votes) Mail Improvements
3.8%
29 votes
(29 votes) Safari Improvements
6.28%
48 votes
(48 votes) Camera Improvements
9.16%
70 votes
(70 votes) OTA Updates
5.24%
40 votes
(40 votes) Something else, I will let you know in the comments.

764 votes

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posted on 13 Oct 2011, 07:58 1

1. somebody (unregistered)


where is siri?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:45

16. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


get the iPhone 4s.. it's exclusive on that..

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:42

36. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


only on the 4s

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 07:59 12

2. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I just updated my wife's 3GS yesterday, same sh*t man. Nothing really revolutionary as they claim.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:36 7

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes we see the same stuff also, on the Apple iPhone 4. The new notification seems awfully familiar though. Meh it's probably just me though. lol

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:27 1

26. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


well u r no less than a faggot bloody homophobic...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:27 2

40. YouIdiot (unregistered)


that's certainly one of the most contradictory statements I've ever seen. . .

see a faggot and a homophobic?

Sounds a lot more like you are just a plain old IDIOT!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:22 3

24. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Yeah, they're copying Android, especially with how they did notifications. I'm not complaining, but I was thinking of going back to Android because of the better notifications

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:42 1

50. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh yeah? Just like all android phones copied the first iphone? :)

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:26 2

39. stilton (unregistered)


yeah nothing BIG AND BETTER you now have a notification slide down window hmmm let me think the android has had that since day one, iMessage hmm let me think blackberry been had that with bbm, and android does with apps like liveprofile or pingchat. The new "cloud" backup feature android has had that since day one. To me it seems like apple is catching up not making things better. Even the apple fans have to agree. oh and by the way i have a iphone 4 since it first launched on verizon and i have a droid x so i get the best of both worlds so im not a basher just a realist, i like apple for ease and i like android for ease, features, customization, adobe flash, removable memory, clear button, menu button, bigger screen, tons of FREE apps, removable battery more ways to trouble if need be, and google backing up all my purchased apps, and contacts, and calendar since day one, i will probably get a iphone 4s just because im a geek like that but android is better. too me that is, dont attack me people

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:00 6

3. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Not to be a total android tool, I do find it funny that the two features that appeared with android are the top voted.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:02 1

4. rizkyp (unregistered)


notification centre? lol...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:09 9

5. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


iMessage - whatsapp is better as it integrates with other OS.
iCloud - I found this to be useful but at this point, iTunes is still a must.
Newsstand - useless garbage.
Twitter Intergration - only G A Y S use twitter. Better been facebook.
Notification Center - Android 'wanna be' feature. Seems useless for iDevices.
Mail Improvements - should've been around since iOS 4.
Safari - didnt notice anything new or different. same sh*t.
Camera - nothing really usefull.
OTA Updates - another Android 'wanna be'. iDevices are still slave to iTunes.

Overall - same experience. same sh*t.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:13 5

33. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


Cool story... Anyone could go through all the android features and bash on them just like you did for iphone. Useless comment.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:27 1

34. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Calm down dude. All you gotta do is to breathe deep. And accept the fact that everything I said are true. Deal with it.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:39

35. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I think i am going to do that since I have android:
Mail app: absolute garbage.
Music App: fairly garbage.
Browser: garbage.
notifications: so good apple stole it.
gtalk: best chat platform around.
maps: ridiculously amazing and the best feature of android.
camera: really basic.
Anything can be integrated with the OS (Twitter, Facebook)
SIP, google voice: amazing features.


Now with that out of the way. What makes android more appealing to me than iOS is that those apps that blow horribly can be replaced at the OS level.

I stopped using stock android long ago and have been using MIUI (yes i know it looks like an iOS copy, its not.) and anything can be customized to my liking, something i really missed when i tried the iPhone4.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:49 2

45. stilton (unregistered)


SOME GREAT things about android is lets say you want to download a free bootleg mixtape or album, YOU CAN DO THAT, if you want to stream a movie on the internet and not have to purchase it YOU CAN DO THAT, if you want a custom ringtone within seconds with buying from itunes YOU CAN DO THAT EASILY, if you dont want to go to a store and swapped the whole phone cause the battery may be acting up, with android you can just purchase another battery and pop it in, If a friends of yours has a movie on his or her memory card that you want to see you can pop that micro sd memory card into your android device and start watching, i have had the blackberry bold (16gb)original droid with preinstalled (8gb) the htc incredible with (16gb) the droid 2 (with 8gb) the lg dare with bonus (8gb) the droid x (16gb) won a (32gb) micro sd card at a convention the htc eris with (8gb) lg vortex with (2gb) in my lil memory card bag at home where i keep all my memory cards from past devices that i had and sold to get a new device I can basically say my droid x which has a 16 gb memory card in it now and i can easily pop in each of the other memory cards that i have it will then be like i have a device with 128gb memory and i paid 199.99 for my droid x when i first got it and the NEW iphone 4s at 64gb MAX is 399.99 android just has more appeal people yall have to see the benefits im mean really, i love my iphone 4 on verizon as well but im just a phone geek as you see from all the past phone i have had in the last 2 years, but if i were a person that had $199.99 and was choosing between a 16gb MAX iphone 4 or 4s vs. a $199.99 android device with preinstalled 16gb and expandible memory and adobe flash, and great camera and removable battery and cheaper insurance monthly payment of $5.18 deductable of $99 (iphone 9.18 with a $169.00 deducatable if filing a claim) the choice is easy if someone really points out the benefits

If you are buying a home and had $199,000 to spend and a real nice looking house is $199,000 and has 3 bedrooms, den living room 2 and a half baths, one car garage, and sitting on half a acre and not to much extra storage space (iphone)

then your real estate agents calls and says i have another house for them same price but it has two car garage a frog over garage, unfinished basement,house already furnished with fridge and stove and dish washer sitting on a whole acre and prewired for sound theater and intercom systems for the same price that is a easy buy (android)

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:04

38. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Common, the notification centre isn't useless for iDevices, it's good. Maybe not as good as other notifications but it still is better than the old one.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:18 5

6. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Other than the 8pm camera, what exactly is going to be the difference between the iPhone 4 and 4s?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:32 7

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


dual core processor......but android has had those for months.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:20 5

7. the one (unregistered)


These updates are hilarious, alot of those things are basic smartphone functions its amazing the iphone hasnt had them until now.......what a waste, notification center though? lol twitter integration lol all so comical

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:21 6

8. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


I REALLY like the feature that deleted all of my wife's calendar appointments from her Mac, iPad2 AND her damn iPhone!! Best feature EVER!!!!!!! DAMN Mac CRAP!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:05

20. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


i don't know what happen to you but before the update, iTunes backed up all the info on the wife's iPhone then after the update it restored those info including contacts, texts, call logs and stuff. not the apps, movies and music though.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:21

9. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


yah ur right...there is also no revolutionize feature about SIRI....wp7 OS also have it

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:25

10. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


msa1988 - you'll have true global capability with your 4S, faster processor, Siri, ALLEGEDLY wireless sync to all of the other iCRAP. AND you get to lose some of your data in the sync process!! Wife lost her music, pics, videos, mail, calendar - overall, it was a FABULOUS ugrade!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:29 4

11. mos (unregistered)


I like that I lost all of my apps during the update.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:35 3

14. J-LoTheGreat (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


come on are you serious? Did any of you read the part that said.. The update will ERASE ALL OF YOUR APPS?
Stop blaming Apple for your incompetance!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:45

17. ios5 (unregistered)


Very true, Luckily all of my stuff was backed up and restored. But the update does tell you it will delete all of your media.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:47 1

19. mos (unregistered)


I did back up prior to the update. When I run a restore, nothing is restored.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:16 5

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


Lol, really? Apple's update will erase all your apps? Gee, Android updates never put you through that bulls**t inconvenience.

I mean, really? Couldn't Apple's crack team of software engineers do better?

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