iOS5 second beta
iOS5 second beta
Written by Lucy Black   
Saturday, 25 June 2011

Apple's main addition in the second beta of iOS5 is Wi-Fi syncing with iTunes 10.5. In addition the fonts in text messages have been improved.

 

When the Apple first unveiled the iOS 5 Beta, Business Insider pointed to its new features that can be considered as having been "ported" from other platforms. Six are copies of  Android features:

  • Notifications appear as a bar at the top
  • Wireless syncing

  • Tabbed browsing

  • Customized split keyboard on iPhone

  • Ability to open apps from the lock screen

  • Receive updates over the air without syncing to a computer

while a seventh comes from BlackBerry:

  • iMessage allowing iOS users to communicate in real time

In another article Steve Kovach lists seven features still missing from iOS 5 that he hopes might be included before its release later this year

  • Third-party widgets

  • Better voice control

  • Better multitasking

  • FaceTime over 3G

  • More support for AirPrint

  • Better Google Maps app

  • An easy way to return apps you don't like

So is the current verdict on iOS 5 that the cosmetic improvements are awesome, it adds some good functionality that brings it into line with Android and BlackBerry but there's still work to be done?

 

wifi-sync-itunes

 

 

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