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Apple introduced iOS 5 at WWDC and kicked off the new release with over 200 new features. The keynote presented ten of the best and here they are:
1. Notifications: no more interruptions. Notifications will appear like Android . SLide your finger across the notification and you will go to the app. More information will be visible form the Home screen. You can also click on the X to lea all the notifications.
2. Newsstand: Newsstand is the place for all your Magazine and newspaper subscriptions. On the iPad, this app will let you read, listen to audio and video as well. Each edition is automatically downloaded to your device.
3. Twitter: Twitter is not integrated into iOS. SIngle sign-on is integrated into the settings and you won’t have to login in for every app. It’s also integrated with Camera and photos so you can upload with a few clicks. Location and thumbnails are also included. As expected, the Twitter integration taps into your contacts.
4. Safari: Safari is the most popular web browser of all time and the basis of 90% of mobile browsing. Apple introduced Safari Reader which will bring an articles content into one page and lets you email the content of the article or tweet about it. Includes full tabbed browsing in Safari on the iPad.
As was expected, Apple today at Worldwide Developers Conference has announced the next major release of iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
This release, which brings tons of new features is available as of today to developers for testing purposes.
Which devices are supported you may ask? Well, this time, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad (1st-gen), iPhone 3GS and the 4th & 3rd-gen iPod touches are all going to be supported.
This debunks the rumor which we heard earlier about iPhone 3GS not getting iOS 5.
The new iOS 5 includes over 200 new features,
Simon Pierro, a self-made German magician has published a demo of a preview version of iOS 5. We admit it, it’s not the real iOS 5, but it’s loaded with “magical” features that makes many of us wish it was real.
Simon, using his iPad running “iOS 5″, begins by literally pulling out the home screen, ending up with a sheet of thick paper with icons on his hand.
He then shows off the new Pictures app, where he turns a picture of a beach in early afternoon into a sunset by simply dragging the sun down, and into night time by dragging the sun out. He then puts the “sun” in his pocket to “keep him warm”.
Among the other features he showed off, there’s a “tennis App”, which supposedly allowing the iPad to be used as a tennis racket, using a provided ball that can, you guessed it, be dragged out of the device’s screen; and a new version of FaceTime, with new streaming capabilities – and by that he means streaming drinks back and forth between friends, all through a straw, which itself can can also be dragged out of the device.
One major complaint about iOS thus far has been the inability to apply software updates over the air. If you want to move from iOS 4.3.2 to 4.3.3, you have to download the appropriate update through iTunes, or via direct download, assuming you can find the links, plug your iOS device into your Mac or PC, and apply the software update using iTunes.
It’s a bit of a backward process in an era when iPhones and iPads are looking more like portable computers in their own right with each new iteration. But according to 9to5Mac’s sources, after iOS 5 this will be a thing of the past.
While iOS 5 itself won’t be available over the air, following “point” upgrades (i.e., iOS 5.1) will. This means that like competing devices using Android or webOS, once you receive a notification on your device of a new OS update being available, you could download and install that update from the device itself rather than using iTunes as a go-between.
If true, this will be welcome news for iPad users particularly. Wireless carriers may not be so thrilled, however. iOS updates are usually well north of 500 MB, and if a few hundred thousand iPhone owners in markets like New York City or San Francisco all start downloading a big update at once, that’s going to cripple the network very quickly.
That may be why Verizon is thus far the only carrier that’s been
Tutorial: How to Downgrade iOS 4.3.2 to 4.3.1, 4.3, 4.2.1 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch
Apple today has released iOS 4.3.2 for iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch 4G/3G. If you upgraded to iOS 4.3.2, and now you want to downgrade back to iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3, iOS 4.2.1, simply follow the instructions posted below to downgrade iOS 4.3.2 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch, iPad 2 and iPad 1 to iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3, iOS 4.2.1, 4.1, 4.0.x.
NOTE: This guide will only work if you have SHSH blobs saved for the respective firmware you downgrading to.
Step 1: Download the required old ipsw firmware files.
Step 2: Put your device into DFU mode (not recovery mode).
- Connect your iOS device to your computer.
- Turn it off.
- Start iTunes.
- Hold Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds or so.
- Release Power button but keep holding the Home button until your computer recognizes a new USB device.
- iTunes will now recognize your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Note: Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch screen at this time should be blank (black in color), if not, then you are most likely in Recovery Mode, not DFU mode.
Step 3: Now trick iTunes into thinking that it is watching Apple servers, while in real, we are going to change the address to Saurik’s server. To do this:
- Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and locate “hosts” file: