TechCrunch reports a few interesting bits today regarding WWDC and iOS 5, widely expected to be one of the announcements made there. The report claims, amongst other things, that the upcoming iOS 5 will feature a brand new notification system, and introduce widgets to iOS.
iOS 5 News
MacRumors is reporting that the iPhone 3GS might not be supported by the upcoming iOS 5.0 update. This move is not unprecedented – the iPhone 3G and original iPhone were left out of the 4.0 software update as well.
The iPad has received criticism and head-turns for requiring a computer running iTunes in order to set up and use it, making it less viable as a replacement for a personal computer. 9to5Mac reports that this may change with iOS 5.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple has begun widespread testing of iOS 5. The new OS is being tested on all manner of devices, including iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
FutureTap, a mobile app developer, has revealed that they have received their first crash report originating from an iOS 5 device, meaning that Apple seems to be currently field-testing their next-generation mobile operating system.
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Tinhte today released the above video that demonstrates what seems to be iOS 5 running on a white iPhone 4. Gone is the spotlight search (I never used this feature, did you?), and instead of multitasking comes an expose style page that lists open apps.
An exciting report comes to us from TechCrunch, who claims that, in addition to iOS 5 not being released until fall, iOS 5 will gain advanced integration of Siri artificial intelligence technology, enabling deep, thorough voice control and intelligent searching.
It appears that Apple is set to announce a new, free version of their popular MobileMe service next month, according to a trusted source for iLounge. In addition, it’s possible that iOS 5 will be announced at the same meeting.