Much like Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 simply has too many new features for Apple to spend a two-hour keynote detailing them all. If the 10 features revealed at WWDC 2011 on Monday have whet your appetite for more, strap in and click on to find out some of the cool stuff coming this fall that Apple didn’t talk about in San Francisco.
There's a charming fiction that goes something like this: Apple hates jailbreakers and does everything it can to stifle them. The truth is a bit more complicated. For Apple, the jailbreak community is a great sounding board and a farm team from which to recruit talent. Take iOS 5's new Notification Center. It looks a lot like developer Peter Hajas' jailbreak app MobileNotifier -- and no wonder, Hajas now works for Apple.
And Apple isn't above stealing a couple other tricks from jailbreak-land. Take the prime real estate of the Lock Screen. It looks like Apple's given it an accessible notification overhaul too. Question is, can Apple's version compete with the jailbreakers'?
The dust has settled at Moscone West and the WWDC 2011 keynote is now only a memory. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and friends covered a lot of ground in only two hours, but like many keynotes before it, some of the more interesting possibilities are the ones that didn’t get talked about.
Despite all the cool news that came from Monday's iOS 5 announcement, there are also many rumored features that didn't surface. Among the more highly-anticipated was the hope that we'd see some new voice functions brought to us by Nuance, the fine folks behind the Dragon Naturally Speaking applications.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s to never underestimate the hacker community -- they love a challenge, and they’re awfully resilient. Case in point: Apple’s latest iOS 5, which has already been jailbroken using an iPod touch.
The WWDC 2011 keynote is now just a memory -- but it may be a particular painful one for many third-party developers who are watching as Apple incorporates some of their functionality into the forthcoming iOS 5.
When Apple made their software announcements at WWDC today, they said that developers would be given early access to the new software. Well, they've made good on that promise by updating the Apple Dev Centers for iOS and Mac OS. This means that registered (paid!) developers can now get access to iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, iTunes 10.5, and a new Apple TV update.
Apple made a ton of announcements at today's WWDC keynote, including the features we can look forward to from iCloud, Mac OS X Lion, and iOS 5. Of course, they could only share a few of the new features in the actual keynote due to time limitations. But fortunately, all of the features are now listed on the Apple website.
During the keynote this morning, I couldn't help but think that Apple's new notification system sounded strinkingly familiar. Android users have already been swiping down for notifications for quite some time now, and while the notifications panel is very bare bones, the Android market is chock full of widgets that display the weather, your email and calendar updates, and more.