Spotlight on iOS 5
Having thoroughly analyzed the iPhone 4S, the Macworld Podcast turns its attention to Apple's other big mobile product unveiling for October—iOS 5. Senior associate editor Dan Moren wrote the super-sized review of this super-sized iOS update, and he's joined in this episode by editorial director Jason Snell and staff writer Lex Friedman to give you a detailed account of what to expect from iOS 5.
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We’ve taken up-close looks at many of iOS 5’s major additions and enhancements in the past week. Miss any of that? Our round-up includes:
- Notification improvements
- Twitter integration
- Improvements to both Safari and Mail
- All the Photos and Camera changes
- Game Center
We also take a look at new iPad gestures, AirPlay features, and new accessibility offerings. You'll also want to read about five overlooked feature enhancements and five new things your iOS device will be able to do now that you’ve installed the update.
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We've not yet met the iOS update that we wouldn't recommend, and iOS 5 is certainly the most far-reaching and feature-rich upgrade to date. That said, it's not without its bugs and strange behaviors. But it's clearly paving ground for a lot of key functionality in the future, and even a lack of polish shouldn't keep you from upgrading. Read the full review
- Massive update plugs many feature holes
- Notification system is vastly improved
- Finally makes iOS devices viable without computer
- Twitter integration buggy in places
- Lack of dictation on older hardware disappointing
- Reminders app missing logical features