Now that people have had the time to install iOS 5 they are probably trying out the many new features it brings to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, however the feedback we are getting suggests that one particular addition to Apple’s mobile operating system is more popular than anything else – this is iMessage.
If you are reading this despite never using iMessage you should check out our idiots guide, to summarize iMessage is a new messaging service which is a lot like BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Perhaps the most popular thing about this is the fact that it is a free messaging service which works over both WiFi and 3G – so that means iPod Touch users can get in on the action, also people who opted for the WiFi only iPad or iPad 2 can join in. The WiFi functionality means that you can message a friend whilst abroad without incurring any fees for accessing 3G overseas!
Apple has once again implemented a simple feature into iOS, even friends of mine who have no real technical knowledge are raving about, the Twitter reaction is pretty astonish to. In fact, so far we don’t think we have heard anything negative about iMessage – except a minority of people who are having trouble getting it activated. One tweet from a user called LeFtO sums things up by saying:
Official iOS5 > best thing iMessage
With a new notification system, better photo / camera functionality, better web browsing, Twitter integration and much more there’s a lot to love about iOS 5 – let’s just hope it didn’t brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch!
Do you agree that iMessage is the best new feature in iOS 5? If not, let us know which feature(s) you prefer in the comments section below.