We had a felling that Apple would announce an iOS 5 OTA updates Notification Center, but Newsstand and Twitter has also been confirmed. These are just three of 10 features that are being highlighted during WWDC 2011, although there is said to be 200 new features in all. We believe that these are three most important features for the new mobile OS.
We have been wanting notifications for some time now, so is nice to see that iOS devices will finally get it – even if it looks a lot like Android. All of your notifications will now be in one place, so you will have easy access to them. No longer will you have to search around them. If you see a message there and swipe across it you are taken direct to that message.
The nest feature update is Newsstand, so now you will be able to keep all of your magazine and newspaper subscriptions. In one place, this will not appeal to all of you iOS users, but will certainly come in handy for those who use this service. However, it is the Twitter integration that has us excited the most.
You will be able to use just one sign-in, then you will have access to a number of apps to help update your Twitter, these include Camera and Photos programs. This means that you will now be able to add a Tweet of an image direct from your album.
Finally we have OTA updates, Apple have said that they are now cutting the cord. This falls in line with all the rumors in the build up to the event. What we like about this is the fact that you will not need to keep downloading the entire OS, only the parts that has changed. This means that you will not be in fear of going over your data limits. To keep up top date follow the Engadget Live Blog.
What are your thoughts on the new iOS 5 updates, has Apple gone far enough?
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