iOS 5 may land descending from the clouds later this fall

iOS 5 may land descending from the clouds later this fall

When Steve Jobs was unveiling the iPad2 earlier this month, we were secretly hoping that the next versionof Apple's mobile platform – iOS 5, will also get mentioned, atleast briefly. Alas, our expectations were not met and iOS5 was never brought to our attention, but there may be a solid reasonfor Apple not doing that.



Rumors say that Apple may have pushedthe release of iOS 5 for the fall of 2011 with an announcementprobably scheduled several months before that – during thecompany's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This bringsup the question whether the iPhone 5, which is expected to launchthis summer and to get introduced at WWDC as well, will ship runningthe next generation of Apple's mobile platform or will simply comewith some iOS 4 version and receive an update eventually. After all,it is common practice for Apple to introduce a major iOS releasealong with every new iPhone model. Is it possible for Steve Jobs tohave decided breaking the company customs this time?



According to the same sources thatbring the aforementioned rumor, iOS 5 is very likely to demonstratestrong integration of cloud services among the many alterations it ishinted to bring. One of the supposed cloud applications may have theability to locate nearby friends and relatives, while another wasdescribed as a “music locker” service, maybe having something todo with cloud-based audio storage or media streaming. More on Apple'scloud services will probably be revealed in June, when WWDC willtake place.



Is there something in particular thatyou are hoping for iOS to bring? Who knows, maybe if you share themin the comments with us, your wishes will be granted.



source: TechCrunchvia RedmondPie



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18 Comments

1. Zingoser unregistered

I only hope for two simple things (will probably never come, but anyway). - FM radio - Widgets Those features make me thinking of moving to Android

11. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

iheartradio.. is a free raido app on iOS

2. IOS5 unregistered

^_^ DONE ^_^

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Im really hoping for a new ui to replace the antiquated, though sufficient current UI. a new notifications system and widgets could also benefit from a new UI as well.

4. box unregistered

How about not dropping calls? That'd be a great software update. Hardware-wise, to stay competetive, the iPad2's processor/memory, bigger screen, lose the sharp edges of the current phone, UMTS/GSM "4G" capability, a removable battery and a MicroSD card, and a lower price tag for a glorified made-in-China ipod

5. box unregistered

Oh yeah, and more buttons. One button to control the interface is sufficiently ridiculous, especially compared to Android, WP7, and Symbian

7. wolfinsheepsclothing unregistered

Sounds like you're just not an Apple person...

6. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

Knowing Apple, they'll give you just enough to keep you looking ahead to iOS 5.5 or 6.

17. Horse_Feathers

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Very true...

8. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

The lock screen should be allowed to hold a widget or two and they should find a new way of displaying that you have a missed call/message on the lock screen. I Also think live wallpapers in the background will be AMAZING for the iPad, iPod and iPhone.

9. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

I'm super excited for iOS 5!!!! But I wouldn't think a ui enhancement is likely, always fun to see what apple has up its sleeve. Also the movie Sucker Punch sucked

18. Horse_Feathers

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Sucker Punch sucked? Well, there's a surprise!

10. cslack unregistered

Ok....my first post here. Been an avid smart phone users since the first of many inceptions. Finally switched to the iPhone once Verizon got ahold of it. I have been with Verizon...or the previous derivation of....since 1989. I am soooooo glad I didn't jump into the Android boat and waited for this. Begs the question....why do you need a removable battery when the iPhone battery lasts me a solid full day under heavy usage? Of the several close friends and my son all have Android based devices and none can boast that claim. Have I sacrificed some customization with this phone vs. Android? Sure.... But the device works and I travel the all over the US on a weekly basis and have as good of reception as I had with my previous devices. As far as iOS5 is concerned my biggest issue is global capability. It sounds as though even making the phone LTE capable will not in fact make it global capable. That would be disappointing.

15. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

that was random...

12. yasshammou unregistered

Live Wallpapers And Advanced Skin Will Also Be Great ! Also If They Introduce A Flash Player Enabled Into the device will be awesome to compet other devices . a option that can enable/disable the flah option !

13. RichardB unregistered

......just one requirement.....the ability to bluetooth photos and video to and from the iPhone from a non-iPhone device.....simple, very effective and used a lot here in the UK, but just locked down currently....why oh why...???

14. 3gs user unregistered

i just switched to an iphone 3gs (got the phone for free, no way i would sign a contract for a nearly 2yo phone). The two biggest things that i miss and would like to see are long press for more options and widgets!

16. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I would love to see a UI refresh. I've been looking at the same screen for 2 years now and it's getting boring. MP3 Ringtones and sms ringtones would be a MAJOR plus. File system to be able to get data from non-synced sources like USB or a memory card. The ability to get more picture data(size, date taken etc). The ability to change picture orientation in camera roll. Better scaling of iPhone apps on the iPad.

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