iOS 5 News

iOS 5, iCloud To Launch On October 12th, Free Download

Posted on 04/10/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has just announced at their iPhone media event that iOS 5 will be launching for all users on October 12th. It will be a free download for all Apple devices newer than the iPhone 3G & 3rd Gen iPod Touch.


App Rentals/Free Trials Coming To iOS App Store?

Posted on 03/10/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

New information found within Apple’s latest iTunes beta suggests that Apple may soon enable developers to rent or offer free trials of software in the iOS App Store, reports AppAdvice, allowing app users to try before they buy, or use an app for a short time without paying full price.


A Closer Look At iOS 5’s Upcoming Assistant Feature

Posted on 30/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Among the most anticipated expected features to be included in iOS 5 on next-gen iPhone models is Apple’s new Assistant feature, which uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to act as your personal assistant and help you make appointments, control your iPhone, or retrieve information.


Twitter Prepares For iOS 5 Launch

Posted on 28/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With the launch of iOS 5 right around the corner, and deep Twitter integration coming along with it, Twitter VP of Engineering Michael Abbott has stated that Twitter is ready for iOS 5, despite the extra traffic it will bring to their servers.


Facebook Integration Coming To iOS 5?

Posted on 27/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Remember that report from yesterday about a Facebook engineer who quit for Google after Facebook didn’t launch his iPad app? Facebook may have had good reason to hold back, as a new report suggests that Apple may announce Facebook integration at their October 4th iPhone media event.


Prediction: iOS 5 Release On October 10th, iPhone 5 On October 14th

Posted on 26/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following reports that Apple has blocked retail employee vacations for the first two weeks of October, Apple’s iPhone release plans are seemingly becoming more clear. Combining historical evidence with recent rumors, I predict that Apple will release iOS 5 on October 10th and a next-gen iPhone on October 14th.


Apple Wipes iTunes Match Data Ahead Of iOS 5 GM

Posted on 26/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple reset all iCloud libraries related to iTunes Match about 15 minutes ago. This follows Apple’s wiping of all iCloud device backup data on Thursday, September 22nd, and likely indicates that Apple intends to release the iOS 5 Gold Master very soon.


MyWi Updated With iOS 5 Support

Posted on 21/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Intelliborn’s popular jailbreak tethering app MyWi was recently updated to bring full compatibility for iOS 5. MyWi can be used to create a wireless access point or a bluetooth or cable connection to share your iPhone’s 3G connection with other devices.


Apple Expected To Hold Media Event On October 4th To Reveal Next Generation iPhone

Posted on 21/09/2011 by Cormac Moylan

According to John Paczkowski, of All Things Digital, Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday the 4th of October. It is widely expected that Apple will introduce the 5th generation of the iPhone and announce its release date. It is also a possibility that Apple will announce the release date of iOS 5 at the event.


Video Showdown: iOS 5 vs Windows 8

Posted on 15/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The folks over at Winrumors have just posted a remarkably thorough comparison between an iPad 2 running iOS 5 and a Windows 8 Slate device. The video is exhaustively detailed, and goes almost every feature between the two devices.