Mobile application development is reaching an all new high with the launch of Apple's iOS 5.0 and iPhone 5. Apple lived up to its reputation of being an innovator as it unveiled the ground breaking combination of incredible features and services of iOS 5.0 and iPhone 5.
Loaded with more than 200 new features, iOS 5 is set to bring a paradigm shift in mobile application development while iPhone 5 makes usability even better. An upgrade to iOS 5.0 will introduce you to such advanced technology and functionality that makes everything easier.
App folders, comprehensive inbox and data detectors as well as apps that simplify multitasking are the highlights of Apple's latest offering. Some of the major features that make new Apple iOS game-changing are-
Notification Center- For all your iOS device notifications, a single location has been created with this new notification system. A swipe down from the top of any screen brings you to the Notification center where you can conveniently keep track of all your notifications. You can choose which notification you want to see on the basis of app, time, etc. You can carry on with your current task as new notifications appear at the top of your screen just for a moment. You can act on the notifications on the Lock screen in a single swipe.
iMessage- A whole new messaging service has been created for all the iOS 5 users wherein unlimited text messaging can be done between iOS devices. All that is required is Wi-Fi or 3G for using it. It is inbuilt in the Messages app and allows group messaging as well. You can start a conversation on one iOS device and begin at the same place where you left on another one.
iCloud Integration-This service makes data sharing a breeze. It is a combination of free services that include iTunes, Photo Stream and Documents in the Cloud. It automatically and wirelessly stores content in iCloud and pushes it to all the iOS devices. Any update or changes made in the content on any one device gets automatically updated on all the others. It is seamlessly integrated in the apps and allows data sharing of more than 5GB between the iOS devices.
Siri- Your words are Siri's command. This feature acts like an intelligent assistant with whose help you can get things done simply by asking. You can speak naturally as Siri figures out the context as you ask. With Siri you can do almost any task, right from making calls to sending text messages to finding answers, directions, setting up meetings, etc. Even complicated calculations can be done simply by asking.
Newsstand-This helps in organizing your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions. Accessing your favorite publications is easier and quicker along with auto updation of new issues with the latest covers. New place specifically for magazine and newspaper subscription on the App store can be accessed directly from Newsstand.
PC Free-Apple devices are no longer dependent on a computer. A Mac or PC is not needed to use apps on your iPad or iPod touch and free iOS software updates can be downloaded directly on these devices while iCloud can facilitate automatic back up of it.
These features are indicative of the bigger and better avenues of innovation and invention made available to the iPhone 5 application developer by the new iOS.