Although iOS 5 isn’t expected to be released until this fall, Apple has already begun approving apps for iOS 5 compatibility in the App Store. This suggests that iOS 5 could drop as soon as next month, perhaps strengthening rumors of a September launch for the iPhone 5!
iOS 5 News
It seems we’re learning more and more about iOS 5 all the time – yesterday we reported on a likely artificial intelligence-powered “Assistant” function in iOS 5, and now a new report claims that facial recognition APIs were recently discovered in iOS 5 beta.
Report: Apple Is Preparing A New “Assistant” Feature For iPhone 5, Powered By Artificial Intelligence
Among the many features that users have been hoping for in iOS 5, one of the few that has not yet showed up in the developer betas is an updated version of Voice Control. A new report, however, suggests that iOS 5 will indeed have a new and impressive voice recognition service called “Assistant.”
Apple has just seeded the newest beta of iOS 5 to its developers, iOS 5 beta 4. Apple is clearly working very hard to prepare for the prime-time release of iOS 5, and the new beta can now be downloaded over the air, and it even works over 3G!
While iOS has always supported the use of various ringtones for different callers, it has not supported ability to use a tone of your choosing to notify you of a text message – until now, that is! Data found in iOS 5 Beta 3 shows that iOS 5 might finally bring us this ability.
iOS 5 beta 3 has brought a new option in the Accessibility settings of iOS 5 beta 3. The new feature sets up a floating access panel that lets you access many hardware controls, like screen orientation, volume up and down, and the physical home button via a software touch panel.
According to a recent report, iOS 5 might bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV, as revealed by some code snippets found in iOS 5 beta 3. Could this mean that app support is right around the corner?
Apple has just unleashed Beta 3 of iOS 5. I’m busy backing up and updating my iPhone to install the latest beta release but if you notice any new additions, please drop us a comment.
More and more details are emerging about Facebook’s next BIG thing. It is expected that Facebook will tomorrow announce Skype integration within Facebook for video chatting between friends. But Facebook is also said to be announcing something else that they describe as “awesome”.
A new report details an alleged secret internal letter from Apple, stating that Apple employees aren’t allowed to service Macs or iPhones running beta operating systems, and leaks the release dates of iOS 5 and OS X Lion while providing a service date for employees.
Apple are on a quest to bridge your browsing experience between your Mac & iDevice. One such attempt is the inclusion of Reader in Mobile Safari. We take a look at this new feature and talk about how it will greatly improve your reading experience on your iPad but more so on your iPhone.
First we had customizable ringtones, now we have customizable vibration alerts. Technology has come a long way! While custom vibration alerts may not be as sexy as notifications, camera swipe, iMessage, or PC Free, it is an interesting development nonetheless.
We’ve been hearing reports that Comex, that legendary jailbreak hacker, has discovered another PDF exploit within iOS 5 that could allow for another userland jailbreak, such as JailbreakMe.
With all of the fun and adventure surrounding beta software, many people flocked to install the iOS 5 beta on their devices. Some of those people now regret their decision, and Apple claims it’s impossible to downgrade. It turns out that it’s possible to downgrade, and we provide a tutorial below.
While Apple has already announced (in the WWDC 2011 keynote) that you’ll be able to use your iPhone’s volume up button as a shutter in iOS 5, we’ve received a report that its also possible to use the volume up button on your Apple headset to do the same!
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