Towards the end of last month we heard about a few highlights of the new Apple software, and some improvements were expected to be exclusive to the new iPhone, now known as 4S. Since this time everything has been made official at the Apple keynote, and while the new iPhone uses technology found in different Android phones, the package is better than most Android phones in my opinion, although we’re not getting into the Android vs. iPhone debate here, which tends to compare an army of phones to one device.
What we wanted to look at today was some iOS 5 hidden features, which are plain to see when you dig a bit deeper, although they’re overshadowed by the new iPhone Siri feature that is exclusive to the new 5th generation iPhone.
One article found on iPhone Rumors looks at hidden gems as the iOS 5 release date draws closer, and these include some useful features that have been lost in the 200+ improvements. Highlighted were the text improvements, ability to limit iOS system privileges and configure Wi-Fi base stations, app storage breakdowns and custom alerts.
You can read some detailed insight into what these features do in an article on MacWorld. Most people use their phones to text and make calls, although today you can do a lot more like browsing the web, watching movies, and playing games. With texting still being one of the most used features on an iPhone, it is welcomed to see the text improvements coming to iOS 5, which include the ability to turn on short phrases that allow you to type a couple of characters and then these are expanded into phrases.
Other than Siri, which is expected to be another trendsetter for Apple, what less obvious features are you looking forward to in iOS 5? You can expect the download on October 12.