Items tagged with iOS 5

Look, we're not out to foster any hard feelings or spark a war of words between users of two very distinctive camps, but facts are facts, and the fact is, while legions of Android users are waiting patiently for their wireless carrier to roll out Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the vast majority of iOS users are rocking the latest and greatest version of their platform. Speaking at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday, Apple senior vice president for iOS, Scott Forstall, dropped some numbers on the crowd. He said Apple has sold 365 million iOS devices through March 30, a staggering... Read more...
Nearly four out of 10 iPhone users (38 percent) have gone out and updated their smartphones to iOS 5, representing the highest adoption rate of any iDevice, according to data provided by Chitka Insights. iPad owners proved the next most anxious to upgrade, with almost a third -- 30 percent -- now rocking Apple's latest and greatest mobile operating system. Coming in a distant third is the iPod crowd, with only 12 percent of users choosing to install iOS 5 so far. What gives? "Evidently those using the iPod aren’t interested in upgrading to the latest software, most likely because their iPod’s... Read more...
Today, Apple let loose with a number of product announcements, not the least of which concerns iOS 5. Apple claims that there are over 200 new features in iOS 5, but the company boiled them down to the most important ones, which we’ll cover below. Note that new iPod touches will also run on iOS 5, so these updates are pertinent for touch users, too. iOS finally has a unified Notification Center like Android. When a new notification comes in, you get a little animation at the top of your screen, and regardless of what you’re doing, you can swipe down to reveal the Notifications Center.... Read more...
Well that was fast! Apple just barely had enough time to take a breath after announcing iOS 5, the next major version of its mobile operating system that won't ship for several more months, and already it's been jailbroken by MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team! This is an early jailbreak that's a little rough around the edges and has to be tethered to a PC in order to boot (hey, not bad for the whole 2 seconds MuscleNerd had to play with the build), but as far as functionality goes, MuscleNerd posted pictures showing his jailbroken 4th generation iPod touch running Cydia. Check out the pictures... Read more...