Posts Tagged ‘iOS 5’
We all thought that Apple’s iOS 5 would be geared towards having an edge over Google’s android with its new service iCloud. However, this clearly wasn’t the case. It looks like the Cupertino firm is targeting users loyal to Canadian-based manufacturer. This is none other than Blackberry.
If Blackberry doesn’t do something soon, the iOS 5 will “push” it over the RIM towards extinction. How does Apple plan to do this? It plans to make the iOS more appealing to the business sector, which has been Blackberry’s customer base for years.
The iOS 5 now caters to the businesses. It allows devices like the iPhone 4 to be optimized for secure networks and enterprises. Its new mail app now supports encrypted S/MIME email. Not only will this allow the iPhone to access enterprise servers; it will also make the iPhone more ideal for employees.
One of the main reasons why businessmen, employees, and career-oriented individuals prefer Blackberry handsets like the Torch is due to their QWERTY keyboards. However, RIM doesn’t just target the workforce. It also targets the average consumer. In fact, 50% of their loyal followers are ordinary consumers. They just love chatting on the BBM.
Although we’re completely sure Apple is not about to add keyboards to future smartphones, iMessages is sure to win the hearts of the 50% that do not belong to the business sector. iMessages will come with read receipts and usernames that come with phone numbers. To top it all off, the iOS is a platform that offers a rich offering of apps and intense mobile games. Once the OS finally rolls out, will Blackberry users remain Blackberry users at the end of their contract?
We’re not sure how RIM plans to deal with the threat. Maybe they’ll start creating BB Android handsets, or maybe they’ll add Apple apps to their application ecosystem. Whatever they plan to do, they have to do it fast.
Are you wondering what the latest iteration of iOS has to offer? From what started with rumors to absolute certainty, Apple confirmed that the iOS 5 will be announced in Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference on the 6th of June. Although there are mixed views as to what the new iOS has to offer, a couple have reached common ground.
There are a number of new features expected to come with the 5th version of Apple’s iOS. These new features are will be added to devices such as the iPhone 4, the iPad 2, and the iPod Touch. Although a number of these expected features are considered pure speculation, there are a few features that are most likely to make to make it.
The first is iCloud integration. Apple’s music streaming service is set to be unveiled together with the iOS 5. It is most likely that it will be discussed on how the said service will come with the up and coming update. According to rumors, the iCloud service will allows users to access their accounts on iTunes and store music up in the clouds. Aside from the music streaming, it will also allow users to upscale damaged tracks.
The second is Twitter integration. According to the various sources, Apple is about to announce that the social network and microblogging service Twitter will be deeply integrated into the new iOS 5, with focus on photography. A lot of these so called sources believe that the Twitter photo service will be integrated into both the album app and camera. This will allow the effortless uploading of captured images to Twitter.
Others claim that there will be more integration to the iOS 5 announced on Apple’s WWDC. However, these are the two common denominators that all of these sources are talking about. For now, all of these are currently speculation. We’ll have to wait until Monday to confirm these reports.
The Apple iOS 5 was scheduled to be officially announced on WWDC 2011 from the 6th to the 10th of June. However, activities of the updated version of Apple’s OS were detected. This leads us to believe that Steve Jobs isn’t really doing a good job keeping the new OS secret from spies. However, this isn’t the case.
The discovery was made by FutureTap, an App Store developer. You probably expected covert operations, corporate espionage, or maybe Eric Schmidt stealthily maneuvering through the Cupertino labs. We hate do disappoint you, but the leak actually came from a crash report sent to the developer.
Apple was apparently field-testing the new iOS with apps made by the said developer. The device was testing the apps maps and location functionality when the OS crashed. A crash report was then received by FutureTap. This allowed them to determine that the crash report came from a device running the iOS 5.
Although this does not say much about the elusive Apple OS other than it crashed at least once, it does at least tell us that the operating system is functional. It is most likely that the people who were field-testing the OS were Apple developers. Although we cannot be completely sure of this, is there anyone else who can possibly be behind this?
For now, the only thing that we can be of certain is Apple’s continuous work on the said operating system. It is expected to be unveiled on the WWDC 2011 in June and is said to be released with the iPhone 5 on September. Will it be available as an update for devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2, or will it come straight out of the box with the 5th generation iPhone? Expect more news on this in the weeks to come.