Posts Tagged ‘Apple iOS 5’
Apple’s iOS 5.0.2 update is expected to finally fix the battery issues surrounding their new handset the iPhone 4S, which Apple is said to be working on, double-time, to deliver. Sadly, the Cupertino firm experienced a bump along the road, which threatens to delay the update from rolling out as scheduled.
The cause of the delay was due to memory issues. Apple developers would like to get these issues fixed before rolling out the battery fix. It seems the company would like to get everything done, instead of rolling out a follow-up update for a different issue.
Other issues of the iOS 5 involve Wi-Fi issues surrounding the iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S have been discovered recently. We’re hoping the iOS 5.0.2 update addresses these issues as well.
The iOS 5 running on the iPhone 4S is currently subject to scrutiny from a number of disappointed new owners. Other issues involve users experiencing white noise while on voice calls. Initially, the problem has been reported to affect vice calls when either third-party or Apple headsets are plugged in. Recently, reports have flooded Apple’s support forums of the issue affecting ordinary voice calls.
We’re hoping Apple rolls out the iOS 5.0.2 update soon, and we’re hoping it addresses all the issues surrounding its devices particularly the iPhone 4S. We’ll keep you posted once we hear more news on the update’s progress.
According to a report, Apple has informed its AppleCare staff to get ready for a massive rush of iOS inquiries starting on the 10th of October. This suggests that the iOS 5 will be rolling out on the 10th of October. Apple Insider reports that the support team was notified to expect eight times more calls from customers.
If these reports are accurate, this would mean that the Apple iPhone 5 should follow soon after the 10th of October. The 5th generation iPhone is said to be the first to be pre-installed with the new OS.
This is similar to the iOS 4 and the iPhone 4. The iOS 4 rolled out on the 21st of June in 2010. The iPhone 4 followed soon after.
The iOS 5 will be rolling out to Apple’s iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, and iPod Touch. It will be adding a number of new features such as the iMessage app, which is similar to RIM’s Blackberry Messenger.
Another new feature is Apple’s cloud storing service, iCloud. This service will allow you to store your multimedia, documents, and contacts up min the Apple cloud.
Do you think the iOS 5 will roll out on the 10th of October with the iPhone 5 following soon after? Give us your thoughts.
Apple is known for stealing both software and hardware designs from the competition, which can be seen on their devices. Often times, their versions get to be more popular than the original. A clear example of this is the iOS 5. Users from both the Windows Phone platform and Android say that there are features on the iOS 5 that are strikingly similar to the features they are on.
An example of these features is the notification system on the iOS 5. iOS users have been ranting over their current alert system for quite a while now. They will finally get a better notification system thanks to Apple stealing the feature from Android.
Boy Genius reports the similarities between the two. According to the website, there is no doubt that Apple has indeed lifted the feature from Android. However, they have also reported that Apple’s version is more enhanced and more user friendly.
On Android, alerts are seen as icons on the status bar. However, control is limited. Apple’s version allows users to customize these alerts to provide more information within the alerts themselves. Apple actually offers more control compared to Android.
These similarities have spurred outrage from both sides of the party. Android users on devices such as the HTC Sensation or the Samsung Galaxy S2 are saying that Apple has again committed foul play. iOS users on devices such as the iPhone 4 are willing to go on a limb for the operating system they love.
For sure, both parties are going to go neck-in-neck in the OS race. They will surely come up with better ideas and try to steal features from one another. This has been going on even before Bill Gates stole software for his Windows platform. Is it going to end? Not a chance. The good thing we can get out of this, though, is the better features these technology giants have to offer to the consumer.