Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Apple's New Operating System Getting High Praise

When Steve Job speaks people listen. Take his presentation this week, where he introduced Apple's new iCloud service (mentioned on this blog yesterday), and the forthcoming release of operating system iOS 5 for iPhones and iPads. After the announcements come the rumors and speculation. So far word on the street is that iOS 5 rocks. Take, for example, the highly regarded Boy Genius Report:

After two days of use with Apple’s brand new iOS 5 on both an iPhone 4 and iPad 2, I can confidently say that iOS 5 has not only added much-needed features and enhancements, but has pushed Apple’s mobile operating system even further out into the lead ahead of competitors. What’s incredible is that Apple’s first beta release of iOS 5 for developers already runs better than any production BlackBerry or Android OS phone, and in daily use, I haven’t had any major issues at all with the OS. Hit the break some more impressions following my thoughts after day one.

Using iMessages, Apple’s new messaging service, is so simple yet powerful — I’ve been able to talk to over 20 friends, all of whom have loaded up iOS 5, from both my iPhone and iPad seamlessly and effortlessly. Notifications are a major positive as well — I still can’t get over how much more productive I am without being interrupted every 25 seconds. The powerful ability to customize the lock screen however you like ensures that you get the right information you need, and fast.

Even iCloud has worked flawlessly, and it’s in beta, running on a non-final release of OS X Lion, connecting to first beta versions of iOS 5 — it’s ridiculous if you think about how wide the gap is between Apple and its competitors. Photo Stream is, for lack of a better word, magical. Having all of my photos and videos wirelessly, automatically, and effortlessly synced to all devices including computers is fantastic. I also love having my device backed up once a day to iCloud — I don’t have to remember to plug it in, wait for it to sync, and back it up. Additionally, it’s almost a surreal experience to download an app on your iPhone and see it instantly download to your iPad as well, or vice-versa. The same goes for music, iBooks, and more.

Finally, the new accessibility options Apple has included in iOS 5 are nothing short of incredible. You can enable the LED flash to blink during alerts, and you can even create your own custom vibration patterns for specific contacts by tapping out patterns on the display.

Please click here for the original article. Incidentally, BGR is running daily reports on its evolving review of iOS 5. Make sure you check them out.

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Home Inspector Marketing said...

The iPhone 3G was an anomaly because the only internal change was the 3G chip. Going forward it seems like every iPhone will get a spec bump so the 3rd version of iOS for a particular model of the phone will hopefully be a much smoother affair than the 3G+4.x.x debacle.

Raking It In On Real Esate said...

As Airplay is available in any content, which uses the integrated media player, including embedded browser videos and stuff from the YouTube app. Does that mean we don't need a YouTube Video Converter anymore? But I have my second thoughts about the wireless streaming ... We have a external drive which can stream movies to our television as well. But in a 30 min span he takes a freeze for a couple seconds. I wonder if the streaming really stays that good. Thanks for sharing such informative post, it is very useful.

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