The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system has been released, and while the OS is still in beta, the update is exciting both app developers and consumers with a host of new features. Do you have an Apple Developer’s Account? If so, you can download iOS 5 for free. We do, so we took the new iOS for a test drive:
The first thing we noticed about the new OS were the updated Lockscreen notifications – the look is now less templated and more organic. Another major improvement? Wireless synching for the Mac. iTunes 10.5 beta 2 and OS X 10.6.8 or Lion are required but the option will come in very handy. To enable wireless synching, connect your iDevice to iTunes with the USB cable. (WARNING: If you’re a developer, we suggest you perform and initial synch using a cable after restoring the device.) There are still bugs to work out on this feature but in testing, for the most part, it worked great.
Getting to the Cloud
iCloud is a huge initiative for Apple and is integrated into iOS 5. iCloud works like other cloud services, allowing you to store and backup your data.
Apple, it seems, covered everything from Airplay to redeye correction. For more information on all the features and fixes, visit our friends at 9 to 5 mac, who cover all the updates and fixes.
Right about now we’re very glad we’re paying $99 a year for the developer’s account and have a chance to take a sneak peek at tomorrow’s iOS today. If you’re interested in developing for any iDevice – iPad, iPhone, iTouch, why not explore a career in app development? Apple’s iOS is awaiting you – learn how to program for it, get certification and get college credit for sumer camp. Who knows? You could soon be developing a blockbuster game on the iOS 5. Learn about it now with hands-on training from Digitial Media Academy.
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