iOS 5: Complete list of 200+ New Features

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We saw top 20 features of new 200 features that were announced on June 6 by Apple at their WWDC keynote event. Things look pretty for this next mobile OS. Dev-Team also successfully achieved to jailbreak this new iOS 5 but that work is still under progress and needs a lot of time before we actually make use of the same.

I am trying to gather a list of all 200 new features (or may be more) and posting them here. I will update the list as I get hold of them. Remember, these new features are part of the iOS 5 and does not mean that all the features applies to iPhone or iPod. Many of them are for iPad only. According to latest iOS 5 Beta 1 release and tests done by some developers, there are some features that might just not be available for iPhone 3GS but are available for iPhone 4, which is a sad news for 3GS users.

Previous Updates (iOS 6 & iOS 7)

List of all 200 new features of iOS 5

  1. Notification Center: New Notification System
  2. Improved app notifications at the top
  3. Lock screen notifications. Swipe will open related app.
  4. Notification options to choose for each app.
  5. Notification sorting by app, time etc.
  6. iMessage: Text messaging between iOS devices over Wi-Fi or 3G (Similar to WhatsApp)
  7. Newstand: Similar to iBooks to store, auto-download magazine subscriptions & new issues.
  8. Reminders: A list of reminders with Geo-fence integrated with Calendar app
  9. Twitter Integration: Log in to Twitter from settings once and Tweet anything from Safri, Photos, YouTube etc. Similar to login & sharing used by Mail.app
  10. AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2: Duplicate the iPad screen on television wirelessly
  11. iCloud integration: A new free service with more than 5GB data to be shared between iOS devices
  12. Open Camera.app from lock screen: Double tapping on Home button will open the Camera.app from lock screen
  13. Take pictures from lock screen: Volume up button can be used to take pictures
  14. Camera Grid: For more precise focus and accurate photography. This feature was available on Camera+ app
  15. Camera Zoom: Pinch-to-zoom Gesture like Photos.app on Camera.app
  16. One tap Auto Focus and Auto Exposure
  17. Lock Auto Exposure & Auto Focus for consistency.
  18. Swipe Left to open camera roll
  19. Crop Photos: Not available on 3GS
  20. Enhance Color tones of photos: Not available on 3GS
  21. Rotate Photos:
  22. Red-eye removal: Remove, correct Red-eye within Photos.app
  23. Photo Stream via iCloud over all your iOS devices
  24. Organize photos within Camera Roll
  25. Tabbed Browsing in Safari: For iPad only
  26. Safari Reader: Like RSS reader
  27. Safari Reading List: Save web pages for offline reading
  28. Improved Performance: Like it was enhanced in 4.3.3
  29. Private Browsing: Similar to Firefox / Incognito on Chrome.
  30. Website specific data can be deleted
  31. Cut the cord: Activate and setup iOS device without a Mac or PC
  32. Over-The-Air (OTA) iOS Software Updates: Again, no need of a computer & cord
  33. Delta Software Updates: Upgrade only changed files. No need to download & install entire OS. (Similar to WordPress!)
  34. Wi-Fi Sync: Sync iOS device with PC or Mac over Wi-Fi
  35. Backup and Restore from iCloud account
  36. Sync Exchange tasks
  37. Downloads: See a list of downloaded apps from App Store from any of your iOS device
  38. Rich Text Formatting for Composing Mail (Bold, Italics, Underline, etc.)
  39. Improved offline support for Mail.app
  40. Indentation Control
  41. Drag-able email addresses: Drag, arrange email addresses in To, CC, BCC fields
  42. Improved mail search: Full content search in Mail
  43. Flag Emails
  44. S/MIME Security
  45. Profile picture for Game Center
  46. Friend recommendations for Game Center
  47. Games recommendation
  48. Friends-of-friends list
  49. App Store in Game Center: App store integrated within Game Center to find & buy new Apps / Games
  50. New Achievements like Perks, Points
  51. Play turn-based games within Game Center
  52. Swipe-Up with 4-5 fingers for multitasking bar (iPad only)
  53. Swipe-Left or Swipe-Right with 4-5 fingers to switch between running apps (iPad only)
  54. Pinch with 4-5 fingers for the home screen (iPad only)
  55. New Split keyboard: For easier typing on iPad
  56. New Keyboard Shortcuts (Not sure what it is)
  57. Emoji Emoticons: Emoticons like we see in IMs now for iOS devices. Mostly with iMessage!
  58. LED Flash for incoming calls and notifications for better accessibility
  59. Custom vibration for incoming calls for better accessibility
  60. VoiceOver improvements including custom element labeling
  61. Custom tones for Calendar events
  62. Custom tone for Received Mail
  63. Custom tone for Sent mail
  64. Custom tone for Voice-mail
  65. Year view on Calendar: iPad only
  66. Week view on Calendar: For iPhone & iPod
  67. New Music App: Redesigned only for iPad
  68. Music & Video: Two separate apps for iPhone (Instead of Video inside iPod app)
  69. Scroll for long song titles
  70. Song description: Tap & hold on a song title for description
  71. Smart Playlists: Sync smart playlists from iTunes.
  72. Weather Forecasts updates hourly
  73. On-location Weather: Determines current location. Custom locations can be added/
  74. Alternate routes in Maps
  75. Print Maps: Print location, direction maps
  76. Twitter Pictures: Use Twitter pictures for contacts with integrated Twitter
  77. Auto Download in background: Newstand issues, apps can be downloaded in background once subscribed.
  78. Sync in background: Now possible to use iOS device while it is still syncing in background
  79. Links in background: Safari links, iTunes links can be opened in background
  80. Space usage: Determine space used by each app, supported file types under settings
  81. iCloud usage: Determine space used on iCloud under settings
  82. Change device name: Change iOS device name on-the-go via settings
  83. Some GUI Improvements
  84. Personal Dictionary: Create & store own words for re-use
  85. Built-in Dictionary: Built-in dictionary app
  86. iTunes Tone Store: Choose, Buy, Install custom tones
  87. Improved FaceTime video quality
  88. VoiceOver Item Chooser
  89. Speak Text:Speak text based on selection
  90. Delete recent calls: Delete single or one-by-one recent call list
  91. Delete app data: Delete saved games, saved data for specific apps / games
  92. Time mid-call invitation alerts
  93. Download Multiple Apps: Now its possible to download and install multiple apps instead of one-by-one.
  94. Delete songs: Check to Delete songs / playlists on iOS device (It’s already possible I guess in 4.3.3 or its here on my phone only for me? )
  95. New Keyboard Shortcuts: Type OMG and it will type Oh My God.
  96. Custom Text Tones: Custom SMS tones. (Yeah, I think it’s there)
  97. Auto Sync backup: It takes backup of the file on the device. Hence restoring from scratch is made easy. No need to grab all apps one-by-one. Saves lot of time.
  98. ‘Install’ link instead of Price if the app is already bought.
  99. Silent Switch: Shows volume level along with the Bell icon while switching back from Silent to Ringer (Currently it shows only the Bell icon)
  100. Hotmail accounts have new icons & folders
  101. Sync events, contacts, notes with predefined accounts under Mail.app (Like Hotmail, Gmail etc)
  102. Marked Apps: All apps that are downloaded on iOS device for your account are marked as FREE (Free to download if they’re & free to download because you’ve already purchased them)
  103. Arabic language support for VoiceOver
  104. Icon Badges: Option to turn ON or OFF icon badges for apps. (Red circle with update)
  105. Accessible input for mobility
  106. Assistive Touch Gestures: Allows us to use iPhone with adaptive accessories while controlling touch sensitivity.
  107. FaceTime over 3G: Yes, it is now possible. Not yet available for developers though.
  108. Unsecured call notifications: I am not sure why does this prompt for confirmation for calls saying network is not encrypted! (Is this a feature or incomplete program?)
  109. Mid-call Invitation Alert: If the phone is busy, we can still receive a placed conference call (Description is my interpretation)
  110. Free @me.com email address: Yes. With iCloud integration, all iOS 5 users will get @me.com email ID
  111. Custom Gestures: Create and save custom gestures. Mainly for motor-disables persons for use with AssistiveTouch accessories
  112. Swipe-Left can let you browse through day-view one-by-one in Calendar
  113. FaceTime without Sim card: FaceTime can now be activated and used either via a phone number or email address (Apple ID)
  114. Unknown Caller details: When received a call from number that is not on contacts – the display also shows city name associated with the area code. Currently it shows in recent calls list only (I think I have seen this feature before on 4.2.1. Did you? )
  115. Vibrate Alert for sent & received emails (What is they come-and-go the same time? Confusing?)
  116. Real-TIme stock updates
  117. Multiple Mark Read: Can now select & mark multiple emails as read.
  118. Pause Timer: It’s possible to pause the Timer instead of ‘Cancel’
  119. New German Keyboard: Easy access to Germanic umlaut
  120. 1080p Playback support for iPad. (Awesome)
  121. Social Networking Integration: Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace along with Twitter (Options under Settings.app but not sure if integrated throughout the OS like Twitter)
  122. Headphone Balance: Option to choose Left & Right balance for headphones under Accessibility
  123. Mono audio option for headphones under accessibility (except to choose balance as mentioned above)
  124. Cellular Network for App Store: Option to Enable or Disable using Cellular Network (GPRS, 3G) to download apps from the App Store. (This is excellent!)
  125. Disable In-App Purchase: Ability to completely disable In-App purchases
  126. iTunes Password Prompt: It is now possible to set frequency for iTunes Password prompt to appear.
  127. Storage Usage Clean Up: We can not only see what files have taken up the space but we can empty that space with single wipe like Apps, Game’s saved data, Music, Videos etc.
  128. Equalizer Presets: These are now more BASS oriented (Most likely)
  129. Improved Sound Check for music
  130. RSA ID is now available when setting up VPN. (Thanks @jaytrixz for this update). This is for performing two-factor authentication for a user to a network resource.
  131. Folders for Mail: Yes. Possible for any allowed mail account including new Hotmail. (I mentioned about Hotmail above but this is new feature for all accounts & thanks @Karl for this info)
  132. Hide Keyboard: Hide (Dismiss) keyboard button whenever necessary. (This is for iPad only. Not for iPhone. Confirmed)
  133. Find My iPhone: This is available as a part of iCloud integration with an option to disable it. (Thanks Michael for confirmation)
  134. Scrolling Titles for YouTube videos
  135. Double tap the home button on YouTube while watching a video to see who uploaded that video (Thanks @JohnothanVincentCrook for pointing it out)
  136. HD YouTube video if connected to 3G
  137. Option to disable HQ (HD) video playback over 3G
  138. Take pictures using headphone remote: If you have headphone with remote them it is possible to take picture using Volume UP button. (Very useful if you have a tripod. Please confirm if anyone saw this!)
  139. Animated GIF image support for iMessage. Does not animate in Photos.app
  140. Hold and drag events from within different dates or time
  141. Tapping and holding back button in Safari will show-up visited website history (iPad only)
  142. Current time on Calendar if in landscape mode
  143. New voices for Voice-Over
  144. Option to display Stock & Weather widgets in Notification Center
  145. Add family relations to contacts.
  146. Restrictions with password required for purchases if enabled
  147. Enable / Disable option for voice-dial if the phone is set to security with pass-code lock.
  148. Purchase history on app store
  149. Automatically set time for iPod Touches
  150. Auto Correct & Spell Check are independent options.
  151. Broadcast song information on devices (like car stereo) when connected over Bluetooth
  152. New keyboard with prominent #(hash-tag) and @ (mention) buttons for Twitter app like we have a prominent ‘.com’ button for Safari address bar.
  153. iPod app renamed to Music: How could I missed it writing here! It’s there on a screenshot on other post here
  154. Enhanced Mail.app even in offline mode and sync back when online (like for deleted emails)
  155. Help center: Learn more about every option under settings app to explore more about it (like Nokia has?)
  156. New notification alerts within mail app if you forgot to write a subject line (Similar to Gmail!)
  157. Hourly Weather Forecasts: Tap the current day and it will display hour-by-hour weather forecast. (This is separate from hourly weather update mentioned above)
  158. En dash (–): Tap and hold hyphen (-) key to see & insert En dash. Em dash is already there. (Know more here about En & Em Dash)
  159. Third-party Cables: Support for almost all third-party TV-out cables. No need to download Resupported from Cydia. This would be one of the major features if true. (Can someone without jailbroken iPhone confirm this?)
  160. Choose Notification Type: Banner notifications or the classic pop-up notifications (for each app)
  161. Mail Sidebar: Can be swiped in or out
  162. Install Twitter from Settings app (Twitter integration as one feature each? see below points)
  163. Tweet Location: in Maps
  164. Tweet Picture: from the camera roll
  165. Tweet Website URL: from Safari
  166. Tweet Video: from YouTube
  167. Backup homescreen layout on iCloud (Please confirm)
  168. Backup app data on iCloud (Like game saves etc)
  169. Backup purchased music, apps, and books on iCloud
  170. Backup SMS and MMS
  171. Backup ringtone(s)
  172. Backup contacts
  173. Schedule daily OTA (Over the air) iCloud backup
  174. Message / iMessage: Repeat alerts up to 10 times
  175. iOS crash reports to Apple with options: Send automatically or Don’t send.
  176. Nuance Speech to Text: Not available in current beta but the most anticipated feature in final release. See concept here.(Speech Recognition)
  177. Sync bookmarks, highlight from iBooks across devices
  178. iMessages show a blue colored bubble to easily distinguish
  179. Group messaging in iMessage
  180. Delivery Reports
  181. Read receipts for iMessage (enable from Settings)
  182. See if other person is typing in iMessage (like in IMs)
  183. Add Social Media info in to contacts
  184. New rounded toggle switch
  185. New separate Video app & icon
  186. Nitro JavaScript speed improvements for Web Apps
  187. iMessage will be sent as a text message in case iMessage is not available
  188. Custom vibration for each contact so each pattern can let know who’s calling
  189. New ‘Message’ option for iPod Touch under settings to use iMessage using an email ID
  190. Setup AirPort device
  191. Maximum recent email messages limit to 1000 instead of 200
  192. Create & manage photo albums within Photos.app on device itself. (How did I miss this before? Thanks Joaquin for letting me know.)
  193. (Custom) gesture-based lock-screen (Ability to define a custom gesture to unlock iPhone without need of a pass-code. This is not confirmed but rumored to be included in later releases of iOS 5. Do you see any benefit?)
  194. Double tap the home button on lock screen to launch YouTube videos (Received an email about it. It was nice to have double tapping to play music. Why would they change? Someone please confirm if this is correct ) This is not correct. Instead it gives iPod controls and Take picture from camera options. Thanks JohnothanVincentCrook for confirming this.
  195. SMS tones sound like they have been shortened than those were provided on iPhone 4 (Anyone felt it that way?)
  196. While reading an email – swiping right would open a list of messages and swipe left would bring back to the open email message again. (Like if you’re reading an email from Inbox, it will take you to Inbox)
  197. If you have multiple email accounts configured in Mail.app – swipe left or right from one’s mailboxes folder list, it will take you to another account’s mailboxes. (from Google Mail to Hotmail or back)
  198. iTunes App: Support for match & find songs based on previous song purchases.
  199. Free upgrade to 256 kbps bit-rate for purchased songs if backing up on iCloud
  200. Support for multiple audio devices (Could not understand exact meaning of this)
  201. Mirror iPhone 4 on Apple TV (Someone with Apple TV please confirm)
  202. Skip tracks by swiping left – right on album art itself when not on lock screen (iPad only)
  203. The name of the person that respond, appears in small light blue text directly above the response when SMS is sent to a group. (Thanks Melvin Baskin for emailing this)
  204. Drag Keyboard on iPad: Drag keyboard up / down the screen wherever it is needed. It works for split keyboard as well.

The following are iOS 5 Beta 2 Features

  1. Hide keyboard in Messages: This is new and good. While in conversations, just tap outside keyboard and pull ‘up’ to scroll and it hides the keyboard.
  2. Set custom tone for Reminders
  3. Newly designed classic pop-up notifications. Glossy. Takes the full width of the screen.
  4. ‘Slide to View/Reply': Whenever you get this new classic pop-up for new message. After a certain interval if you don’t respond, the same goes to notification center in a drawer.
  5. Change in notification behavior. It appears as classic first then goes in to a notification center’s drawer. (Mostly under testing and review I guess. They should revert back to Beta 1 behavior)
  6. WiFi sync displays that is being synced like apps, songs and their names. Like in iTunes.
  7. Notification center displays Calendar tasks for the day continuously until they trigger. (Otherwise it used pop-up on scheduled time only.) . More options for this under Settings.
  8. Videos in apps and websites are enabled for AirPlay by default.
  9. Enhanced GUI for Clock app (Can we call it a feature? Not sure.)
  10. OTA updates available through WiFi and 3G network
  11. View file extensions (JPG / PNG) for pictures when tap ‘Edit’ in Photos.app
  12. ‘Tell a Friend’ in AppStore collects information about that particular app like a Facebook link share pop-up with name, thumbnail and description.
  13. Delete apps while downloading: Ability to delete apps while they’re still getting downloaded and installed. This was not possible until 4.3.3 (Thanks @HenryWatsonO2)
  14. “Group by Album Artist” option for Music
  15. Slight re-design for text messages. Font & time-stamp layout
  16. Slight re-design for video time-line under Photos app
  17. Super fast HTML5 draw support with rate of 31 fps. (Google Chrome 12 on Windows was 33 fps, iPhone 3Gs with 4.3.3 was 3 fps, Firefox 5 was 25 fps)
  18. Kinetic scrolling within text fields in Safari.

The following are iOS 5 Beta 3 Features.

  1. New icon design for Reminders
  2. Option to send or do not send location information to Apple
  3. System-wide location services control in addition to apps which we already have.
  4. Speed improvements
  5. Voice roaming ON / OFF toggle just like Data Roaming toggle
  6. Advanced preferences for Safari for data removal and debug information
  7. Create mailboxes from within Mail.app
  8. Advanced Assistive Touch control panel & functions for accessibility.
  9. Custom tones for almost everything under ‘Sounds’ with ‘Buy more tones’ button. (including most requested custom tone feature for text messages / SMS)
  10. Music app has a ‘Store’ button that takes us to iTunes Store
  11. Airplay feature now available to Facetime calls. So we can now see that video on TV :)

The following are iOS 5 Beta 4 Features

  1. File names in iCloud Storage are case-sensitive. (Also if you’re using Beta version then it is advised not to store critical data on iCloud because it might get purged before Gold release.)
  2. Documents / Data can now be selected to sync with iCloud account.
  3. Option to disable iCloud Sync via cellular network to save cost especially if roaming.
  4. Wireless sync on Windows, in-app and website videos works on AirPlay (This was mentioned above before but works now)

The following are iOS 5 Beta 5 Features

  1. Hearing Aid Mode: Under Accessibility settings for better audio output for every function that takes place on the phone.
  2. New Camera Button: There is a new camera button on Photos.app that takes us back to Camera instead of a ‘Done’ button (on OS prior to this) to close the Camera Roll.
  3. Microphone button added for Nuance Speech-to-text alongside space-bar key. Not yet active but should be in next beta. (This is in continuation with point 176 above )
  4. With iOS 5 beta 5 on the iPod Touch 4th Gen, if you enable ‘Change with buttons’ under sounds in settings, when you use a volume button it now calls it ‘Sound Effects’instead of ‘Ringer’ (Thanks icey590 for the info)

The following are iOS 5 Beta 6 Features

  1. Application Updates in Background: Ability to update installed applications when an update is available without closing iTunes AppStore. It works when you open AppStore and navigate to ‘Purchased Apps’. Superb little addition that finally takes care of  oldest iOS annoyance
  2. 4G / LTE (Long Term Evolution) Ready: It’s too early but iOS 5 latest beta build suggests that Apple is already testing 4G network in next version of iPhone – probably iPhone 5? :)
  3. Built-in Earthquake Notification for Japanese Users: Apple has recently added a special safety feature for Japanese users after a massive devastating earthquake hit japan earlier this year. Japanese users can enable or disable this notification which is continuously connected to Japan’s earthquake warning system and can show warnings in minutes, seconds before the earthquake. It may eat-up lot of battery power due to its continuous data fetching from the warning system. But it’s a great feature added by Apple to show they care about safety. (Via 9to5mac)
  4. New Cards app: Compose, Send, Print beautiful cards to beloved ones. Printing service is also available from none other than Apple itself. Shipping, Push-notifications from UPSC about the shipment. (The world is trying to save paper. Somebody please tell Apple)
  5. Find Friends & Family: Easily locate friends and family from the device. Limited social-networking. Kind of Foursquare / Sonar type app.
  6. Artificial Intelligence called Siri: (This feature is initially available in iPhone 4S but Apple might port it to iPhone 4 due to heavy public demand. If they don’t – I guess jailbreakers can port it just like they ported multi-tasking. Siri should get shipped in OS irrespective of the device so its only matter of enabling it from default disabled mode.) I have this feature covered under speech-to-text but I am putting it here because it looks like more than that. We can actually order something and Siri responds to our requests. She just does not listen but thinks upon it. This is a typical Apple kind of innovation that keeps them on-top. No mobile phone has this feature. Watch the Video here
  7. Enhancement on Exchange accounts that have Mail disabled, now receive calendar invites with notifications and ability to accept/decline/tentatively respond. (Previously, if mail was disabled you would not receive calendar/meeting invites, the meeting would merely show up on your calendar as tentative, and even then it only shows up if the invite was received & added to the calendar in Outlook running on a laptop etc.) As emailed by Roland Theron

More coming soon :)

iOS 5 Features Video Demo

See iOS 5 Video Demo by Apple here (Top Features only)

Note

I will keep updating this post. If you came across any new features other than mentioned above then please do let me know via contact form here. As heard from different developers those got hold of & installed iOS 5 beta 1 says that Apple might have not yet added all 200 features in recently released iOS 5 Beta 1. Hence the list above may not reach the 200 mark but let’s see how much we can get hold of though. Most of the features looks like to picked from different Cydia apps that were available for jailbroken phones. Apple seems like confirming the closet they had earlier. Lots of features still not available but lets wait and see. Apple needs to revamp iOS even more like they’re doing this time if they really want to stand alive fighting the battle with Android.

Update #1

Apple released iOS 5 Beta 2 with few bug fixes and UI tweaks. Some of the features found in Beta 1 are modified in Beta 2. They might work little differently such as Notifications. They have changed the function. But lets see – it could be just for a trial and feedback! I will keep you posted :) Enjoy.

Update #2

Apple released iOS 5 Beta 3 – again with few bug fixes, enhancements etc. This is available for download & install for registered UDIDs. I hope this is pretty close to what iOS5 will be if not any other major development. We still do not have anything concrete on Speech-to-text feature.

Update #3

Beta 4 was released for iOS 5 by Apple as their first ever OTA - Over-The-Air update. This is going to be one of the best features of iOS where we would not require to download 700 MB installation file while the actual change is only 10 MB. Many issues and bugs have been fixed but there are plenty of bugs still laying around iOS 5 and fixing those should be the first priority now as September is around the corner.

Update #4: Beta 5

iOS 5 Beta 5 is released today for developers via OTA updates like we saw in Beta 4. It takes only about 10 minutes to upgrade to this version (Thanks to OTA technology). iOS 5 with Beta 5 seems more smoother than the earlier version which is pleasing. There are some bug fixes which was expected and some enhancements are made. (See the list above). As I mentioned above and my previous post that Apple is including the Nuance Speech-to-Text engine in iOS 5. Now in this beta we can see a Microphone button added along side the space-bar. I am sure there is going to be a Beta 6 soon to test this as well once their deal is final with Nuance. This new feature will apparently be called as ‘Apple Assistant’.

Update #5: Beta 6

Just 2 weeks after beta 5 Apple released beta 6 to developers with many fixes and enhancements. The release date is coming soon and I think this should be end of beta series and not beta 7. Comes as a 144mb OTA update package, this build contains a lot of noticeable speed improvements including much better & smoother scrolling. This beta will expire on September 29. We should expect a beta 7 or GM release very soon.

Update #6: Beta 7

iOS 5 Beta 7 is available as OTA update of about 70MB. This version too fixes few bugs from earlier versions and has its own inside! WiFi sync is now working fine on multiple (authorized) Macs using iTunes account. I am sure there will be Beta 8 & Beta 9 before GM build starts. iOS 5 cannot be launched in September (looking into current situation.)

Update #7: GM (Gold Master) release

Apple is reportedly seeding the iOS 5 GM (Gold Master) build to overseas assemblers starting from September 23. I do not understand the provision of GM release to assemblers when there are several bugs present in beta versions and even when developers haven’t seen any Gold in it. :)

I am expecting a bug-free – iOS,  nuance speech-to-text and iMessage etc in next beta 8 before anything more.

Update #8

New iPhone launch event is now confirmed for October 4, 2011. We can expect a demo of iOS 5 running on it. Also, new iPhone should be available for delivery in October and we can expect that day as iOS 5 release date.

Update #9

As I wrote at top of this page – iOS 5 will be available for update on October 12, 2011. There are two applications added to this OS which are Cards and Friends – Family! Read details and see iPhone 4S demo video here.

Update #10 (GM 1 release)

Okay, after some handful, eyeful of sleep – I am back. iOS 5 GM is now seeded. The build looks (almost) complete with many features now enabled by default. Many fixes are included already, but will wait and see. Do let me know if you come across any bugs. This version is jailbreakable using new Redsn0w but only tethered. (Mostly for developers only)

Update #11 (Sad day)

Mr Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. He brought us closer to latest technology and innovations & I am sure the world will continue to follow his path tomorrow. We will never ever forget you. :(

Check his 13 greatest innovations here. 

Update #12 Regarding Upgrade

I received few emails asking for whether they should upgrade to iOS 5 upon release. So, I thought of sharing my view here. Latest GM build looks stable.

      • If you’re on official carrier (and plans to be there for 1 year) or if you’re using factory unlocked iPhone then you can enjoy this new iOS update immediately on release.
      • But, if you plan to change your carrier or sell your iPhone on eBay or is using ultrasn0w unlocked iPhone then do not upgrade to iOS 5. Not even by a mistake. I will update again when it is the right time.

Update #13

iOS 5 is now available for download through iTunes 10.5 – Do install and do share your thoughts. Jailbroken  and ultrasn0w unlocked iPhone users should stay away from this release as of now. Enjoy :)
iOS 5: Complete list of 200+ New Features

Update #14: iOS 5 Firmware Download Links

In case you had problem downloading the firmware then use these links for download using browser. You can also download these and use later for unlocking when redsn0w and sn0wbreeze tools are ready to jailbreak + unlock using ultrasn0w
Above mentioned are the only devices that are supported on iOS 5.

Update #15: Jailbreak and Unlock

iPhone 4S is out of question right now which cannot unlocked. iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users should read this.

Update #14: Siri ported to iPhone 4

Yes, Siri is now successfully ported on jailbroken iPhone 4 & iPod touch 4g. See details.

Update #15: iOS 5.0.1 Beta

Apple seeded minor version of newly released iOS 5 to fix unpopular battery drain issue.  Other features of 5.0.1 are, Siri voice input compatible with Australian users, multi-touch gestures for iPad are back (I have seen few complaints about it in comments) and many security fixes.

iOS 5.0.1 is not yet released to public.

Update #16: iOS 5.0.1 Released

Apple just released iOS 5.0.1 for public which should fix the battery drain problem. Stay away if you’re looking for un-tethered jailbreak which is coming soon.

Update #17: iOS 5.1 Released

Yesterday, Apple launched The New iPad 3 & along with the new update to the iOS 5.1!  So, What are the new additions in this version of the iOS?

iOS 5.1 includes several improvements & bug fixes:

  • Major redesign for Camera app on iPad
  • Siri is now available in for Japanese… Now our Japanese friends can have fun talking to Siri :). Expect some issues in initial roll-out.
  • Ability for Dictation on The New iPad! It is not Siri… because this feature seems more productive :P
  • Ability to delete photos from the Photo Stream
  • Camera shortcut will always be visible on Lock Screen for iPhones and iPod touch (4th gen)
  • Camera face detection highlights all detected faces
  • Several bug-fixes affecting battery life
  • Clearer and louder audio on iPad for TV shows and/or Movies
  • Podcast playback speed control and a 30 seconds rewind for iPad
  • Fixed an occasional audio drop issue for outgoing calls
  • Genius Mixes and play-lists for iTunes Match users

People looking to jailbreak & unlock their iPhone, iPod or iPad should stay away from upgrading to iOS 5.1

Update #18:  iOS 5.1.1 available!

Its available and already possible to apply untethered jailbreak. You can read this guide only for jailbreak. Read this tutorial for jailbreaking & unlocking iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.1.1

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  • acliff

    It also improved on multilingual support. The sorting for foreign languages is much better. Contacts are not mixed with proper ordering even with foreign characters. I used to have to use PhoneBook+ for looking up contacts, now, the Apple iOs Contacts works 90 per cent of the time. But iOs5 is great for automatic backup, but created a mass with synchronization among multiple PC, creates duplicates. So, have to use some clean up programs such as PhoneBook CleanMaster to restore.

  • Icky chicken licks

    any news on ios 5.1 cause im curious?

    • Mr. M

      @Icky chicken licks iOS 5.1 was released to developers

      • Icky chicken licks

        @Mr. M cool. Any new features?

        • Mr. M

          @Icky chicken licks not sure yet I will do some research, you do some too

        • Icky chicken licks

          @Mr. M As far as I can tell I don’t c anything new. You?

        • Mr. M

          @Icky chicken licks @mr what I think might happen is they fix major battery issues they didn’t fix in 5.0.1

        • Mr. M

          @Icky chicken licks @mr DUDE DUDE DUDE! I found a new FETURE in 5.1! It’s only one but it’s the ability to delete photos from photo stream

        • Icky chicken licks

          @Mr. M awesome I really do hope that this update is what totally fixes iOS 5

        • Icky chicken licks

          @Mr. M @mr you need to check this out iphoneza(dot) co(dot) za(slash)IconSettings

        • Mr. M

          @Icky chicken licks @mr I knew about this already but if anyone who reads this is wondering its a jailbreak FETURE that doesn’t require jailbreak. It puts an icon on your screen to take you to a certan setting in the settings app, it requires ios 5 and up.

        • Icky chicken licks

          @Mr. M @mr
          How are you liking iOS 5.1 so far?

        • Icky chicken licks

          @Mr. M
          How are you liking iOS 5.1 so far?

  • JustinLee

    OK.. Here’s the thing. This problem comes suddenly. My iPhone just stop sending message, when I clicked ‘send’, the message does not really send and it keep show ‘sending’ like 1 hour and forever. It does not send at all. And i cant even receive text too.

    When i tried calling, dial a number and press the green button ‘call’. the button does not work. I pressed and pressed and pressed. Is like the button is not working. And then I clicked my contacts and press a contact name and the screen turn to normal calling screen. But there is no ringing and no sound at all. I tried cancel it and it shows canceling call like forever. I cant cancel the call too.

    I on/off my iPhone and took out my Sim card and is not working.

    And guess what? When i took out my Sim card, is still appear 4 bars of line.

    This is not my Sim card problem and not network problem. I tried putting in the other phone and it works fine. This is the second time, I tried restore last time and every back to normal. But now it comes again. PLEASE HELP ME!! hope u understand what i”m trying to say..

    • Mr. M

      @JustinLee you need to take it to an apple store and see what they say. I don’t have an iPhone but that is the best advice I can give.

  • Mr. M

    In safari, if you are on a page, you can go to the search bar and use finder for what you are looking for on that page.

  • Maikerukun

    My apologies, and I have linked DIRECTLY BACK TO YOU AND THIS SITE/ARTICLE! which is something I thought I done in the first place, it was like 4am and I just randomly through it up to settle an argument. Sorry about that :P If you would like me to take it down email me at [email protected] and let me know and I will, no problem.

  • wudiwudi45

    small new feature:
    in ios5, safari mobile can display elements width fixed psotion now.

    and safari mobile crashes now on huge pages like this :(

  • arob8924

    You cannot mirror an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 using AirPlay on an apple tv. For some reason apple decided to only allow this upgrade to iPhone 4s users. Here is the site I got info from http://www.everythingicafe.com/forum/threads/airplay-mirroring-with-ios-5-and-iphone-4.80362/

  • tweeter52

    My question concerns incoming text messages. I want to hear a ringtone when a text arrives and I want that tone to repeat up to 10 times. Using Settings/Notifications/Messages I have set “Repeat Alert” for 10 times. Using Settings/Sounds/Text Tones I have picked my tone of choice (the obnoxious Horns) and Vibrate is On. And yet, I can watch a text come across and it makes no noise. What Is Up?

    • AlexanderKhokhlov

      Check the Ring/Silent switch and Ringer volume.

  • Mr. M

    Man someone had some typing to do.

  • Si1ve12andblack

    I have iPad 1 and the multi touch with 4 fingers for switching between multiple apps doesn’t work. Neither does the 5 fingers to close app. Anyone else experiencing this or knows what’s wrong? I am running ios5

    • Brown Eyed Girl

      @Si1ve12andblack

      Sorry … Those upgrades are only on iPad 2 :(

    • quanghuy.ht

      I use ipad1 too and the multi touch gestures works perfectly fine. maybe u haven’t enable it in the setting app?

      • Brown Eyed Girl

        @quanghuy.ht
        Sorry … Look everywhere in settings. Can’t find it. Send instructions for activating “multitasking” …

        • Mr. M

          @Brown Eyed Girl @quanghuy.ht go into settings, then general, then scroll to the bottom and you should see a switch to enable multitasking gestures.

        • Mr. M

          @Brown Eyed Girl @quanghuy.ht Go into settings, then general, then scroll down to the bottom and you should see the switch to turn multitasking gestures on or off

  • ChrisRadpay

    YouTube is not HD over 3G on my iPhone 4…

  • Brown Eyed Girl

    I have learned the hard way. Text messages to iPhones / iPads are not free unless that phone has updated to iOS 5.

    • TechZoomOrg

      @Brown Eyed Girl :-) of course. It was always imessage to imessage which is available across iDevices than iPhone to iPhone. It is a feature of the OS.

      • Brown Eyed Girl

        @TechZoomOrg Thx :)

        I am new to this… I have iPad 1gen, iPhone 3G & iPhone 4. Always did the very basic. Now that 4S and iPad 2 has launched, I am learning more the differences in these devices.

  • legoking24

    #138 confirmed

    I have the apple earbuds and the up button does indeed take a picture. Awesome!

    • TechZoomOrg

      @legoking24 cheers :-)

  • AlexanderKhokhlov

    27. Safari Reading List: Save web pages for offline reading

    Actually there’s no offline reading, online only.

  • Brown Eyed Girl

    Thanks for all of the exciting info. But, I’ve looked everywhere. Can’t find ability to change frequency of iTunes password prompt.

  • Brown Eyed Girl

    Thanks for all of the exciting info. I’ve looked everywhere. Can’t find the ability to change frequency of iTunes password prompt.

    • Ragamorph

      @Brown Eyed Girl
      Under General> Restrictions. It’s toward the bottom.

      • Brown Eyed Girl

        @Ragamorph
        Thanks …. Is Siri only on 4S ?

        • TechZoomOrg

          @Brown Eyed Girl as of now, yes due to hardware requirement for siri to work. We can expect Siri for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 through jailbreak tweak.

  • wolfadex

    Apple didn’t make Siri, they bought it. Just like iTunes was bought by Apple.

    • TechZoomOrg

      @wolfadex True. They dropped Nuance speech-to-text which was earlier reported. The deal couldn’t go through I guess because one of the Beta build had Nuance type feature

  • dancincat

    at the very least we should be able to purchase an app that has live weather and clock icons in the app store???

  • dancincat

    There is no mention of “live clock” and “live weather”…. I don’t understand why apple would choose to leave the clock and weather icons non-functioning as they are. There are several useful features that are still missing but overall iOS5 is a definite major improvement :-)

    • TechZoomOrg

      @dancincat Apple is selectively avoiding Android features while selectively picking few :)

  • him2gud07

    why didn’t u tell ppl you can delete recents numbers called one by one now. or did i missed that.

    • TechZoomOrg

      @him2gud07 you missed it :)

  • Icky chicken licks

    i neeed the ios 5 touch 4g download link pleeeeease!!

  • JasonWilliams

    52-54 (4 finger gestures) are ipad 2 only. I’m thinking of a single finger gesture for all the things that ipad 1 can’t do.

  • guitarzan

    “Ignore bullet number on left. I had to keep it to get continued pointer numbers.”

    If you want an ordered list to start at a number other than one, simply add the “start” attribute, like so:

    See this article on SitePoint for example: http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/ol/start

    • TechZoomOrg

      I will implement it very soon. unfortunately, there are too many things happening around :). Thanks a ton @guitarzan for providing the resource. Cheers :)

      • TechZoomOrg

        @guitarzan changed it :) thx

        • guitarzan

          No problem. Glad to give back in my own tiny way. Thanks for this list.

  • byronrode

    Crop and resets reduction are available on the 3GS via edit with Beta 6 so I would imagine they will be there with the GM release.

    • byronrode

      Red Eye Reduction*

  • steelneil81

    Number 93
    I have ios 5 GM but can’t seem to download more than one app at a time. Everytime I tap install it takes me to the homescreen. Do I need to change a setting somewhere first? I can’t see anything.

    • JohnothanVincentCrook

      @steelneil81 same here an it’s not in the settings either I can’t find a way

  • Icky chicken licks

    who thinks apple should make a game system

    Reason 1 apple is the leader in complex graphics

    reason 2 reason 2 ps3 needs some real competition

    cons probably very expensive

  • AOTU1991

    Will everything be released at the same time tomorrow? IOS 5, iCloud, OSX Lion 10.7.2 and iTunes 10.5?

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    193 is wrong it doesnt give you the gesture unlock option all you have is the password and the passcode eg 0089 (passcode)

  • AHMEDHODZIC

    Apple should make a social networking site like facebook

    • smulji

      @AHMEDHODZIC

      that would make sense wouldn’t it? Only problem is first, Facebook has like 600 million users. Second, with all those people having much of their life up there plus the fact that all their friends are on there, what are the chances of them switching?

      Facebook has become a very sticky site. It’s very difficult for other social networking sites to attract users away from Facebook. The only legit challenger I’m seeing so far is Google+.

      Another option which I always believed is why don’t Google & Apple merge? You have the best of hardware / software & services. They have similar cultures in that they’re big companies which in many ways act like star-ups.

      • TechZoomOrg

        @smulji@AHMEDHODZIC That’s not likely to happen. Android and patent law-suits which take place on different corporate levels has reduced the chances of this happening. Now everyone is focusing on their own identity and Apple will never go for a JV with any giant company. Thats why Google+Motorola deal took place. Google has opted for Moto for hardware. http://techzoom.org/google-acquires-motorola-huge-but-whats-next/

      • AHMEDHODZIC

        Youre rightt

  • JustinLee

    Wait.. About#252, even iphone 4 will have ‘siri’?

    • TechZoomOrg

      @JustinLee Apple is already working on porting this to iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. Hope we get that soon through iOS update.

      • JustinLee
        • JustinLee

          @TechZoomOrg i’m quite afraid that if i update my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 it will slow down my iPhone. Will that happen? Sorry.. I’m quite a bit paranoid..

        • TechZoomOrg

          @JustinLee yeah, its difficult to get Siri on Oct 12. But you never know what Apple can come up with :)

        • TechZoomOrg

          @JustinLee iOS 5 is also releasing on 3GS without some of the features. iPhone 4 is much better. iOS 4 with multi-tasking slowed down iPhone 3G.

          You can always wait, see other devices on iOS 5 and then take a call.

        • JohnothanVincentCrook

          im running ios 5 GM on my iphone 4 (gsm) and it doesnt slow it down only thing is the battery goes a bit faster but thats a little price to pay for an OS thats better (a lot better) than ios 4 :-)

      • smulji

        @TechZoomOrg@JustinLee

        At the very least it should be available for the iPad 2 since it has the same A5 processor. iPhone 4 would be bonus & I”m doubtful they will bring it to 3GS. Dual-core (at the minimum) is the future for all mobile devices

    • Ragamorph

      @JustinLee
      Here’s my thoughts on the subject… I think the 4 will NOT have the full Siri update but what it will get is this: a massive overhaul of the voice system. I believe we will be able to do the local or on iPhone only things such as setting alarms, adding stuff to reminders, and speech to text along with better voice controls such as: play “X” song, call “X”, and “read my text message”. I believe that hoping for anything maps, web, weather related will be asking too much of the iPhone 4 processor and it will not be included.
      Thoughts?

      • smulji

        @Ragamorph@JustinLee

        Makes sense.

      • TechZoomOrg

        @Ragamorph I agree. That sounds pretty much possible on iPhone 4 as you said considering the processor power.

  • me 3

    i really hope i will be able to download this on my ipod touch 2G….

    • AOTU1991

      It will not work for iPod Touch 1st Gen or 2nd Gen. iOS 5 is only for iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPad 1/2, and iPod Touch 3rd Gen and 4th Gen.

      • TechZoomOrg

        No @me 3 It is not possible as described by @AOTU1991 . iPod 2g is almost like history now :) – Sorry, but me too have one iPod 3g and cant do anything beyond 3.x :(

        • TechZoomOrg

          @me 3@AOTU1991 i meant, i have one 2g.

        • AOTU1991

          @TechZoomOrg@me 3 Yeah, I still have a 1st generation iPod touch. It is Sooooooo old lol.

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    135 is wrong double tapping the home button ALWAYS brings up the multitasking part

    • TechZoomOrg

      @JohnothanVincentCrook changed,

  • smulji

    Is one week enough time to test the GM build? As a pre-caution I would think they would take at least two weeks to test out and release iPhone 4S on the 21st

    • TechZoomOrg

      @smulji exactly. I too think its very difficult. But the GM build looks much better. Yet, I have suggested my readers not to update on Oct 12th.

      • smulji

        @TechZoomOrg Good to hear that the GM build looks much better. I’ll wait till the iOS 5.1 update before I upgrade my iP4. Hopefully the beta for iOS 5.1 gets released relatively soon after Oct 12th.

        Cheers.

        • TechZoomOrg

          @smulji Cheers :)

    • smulji

      Lol, couldn’t succumb to temptation. I sold my iPhone 4 and pre-ordered an iPhone 4S. Can’t wait!

      • TechZoomOrg

        @smulji Awesome! Waiting to hear from you when it arrives :)

        • smulji

          Finally a proud owner of a White iPhone 4S 16GB!!!! My only concern is that there’s a delay or lag using the Home Button.

          When my phone is locked & screen is off, there’s a delay in turning the screen back on when I press the Home button. I know I’m not seeing things because when using my iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.5 it almost instant, much faster.

          Anyone else notice this? If so, could this be hardware or software related?

  • JustinLee

    Is it true that the iOS 5 is releasing on oct 10?

    • TechZoomOrg

      @JustinLee No, I don’t think it is possible to release iOS 5 on October 10th.

      Reason 1] The Beta cycle is not yet complete because lot of things are yet to be fixed & are not working. Testing those with developers is essential before the public release.

      Reason 2] iPhone event is confirmed for October 4th. I dont think Apple will release iOS 5 without completing one full week after the event because otherwise Media focus is shifted.

      Apple will never do it Microsoft way similar to Windows Mobile update recently. Many phones refused to boot-up :)

      • JustinLee

        @TechZoomOrg Now they announced that iOS 5 releasing on oct 12th? Should I update my iPhone 4 on that day?

        • TechZoomOrg

          @JustinLee If you’re using factory unlocked or is on official carrier – you can upgrade. Recent GM build look stable but we’re expecting iOS 5.1 soon because its obvious that many users around the world will face one or two issues.

          But if you’re using jailbroken and unlocked iPhone then you should wait further more. No ETA available for this as of now.

          Hope this helps :)

        • DeaTaylor

          y if on jailbroken should you wait to update? just curious, people say that but noone explains y!

        • TechZoomOrg

          Super question @DeaTaylor :)

          Jailbreaking for iOS 5 is limited at the moment. Its called tethered jailbreak. Which means, everytime you restart your phone – you must have it connected to a computer to boot it in jailbroken state. which is very inconvenient way of having a jailbroken phone. Thats all :)

        • TechZoomOrg

          @DeaTaylor and . . there is no ultrasn0w unlock available once the phone is jailbroken whether tethered or un-tethered.

  • OriKushnir

    On iOS 4 the FaceTime toggle was in the Phone settings but now it’s seperate

  • Mr. M

    With iOS 5 beta 7 you can Wifi sync to multiple Mac/PCs.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

    • JohnothanVincentCrook

      @Mr. M it may only be macs that ios 5 will sync to from what ive heard

      • Mr. M

        @JohnothanVincentCrook well I have a PC so I’ll try

  • Mr. M

    On iOS 5 beta 7 you can sync to multiple Mac or PCs

  • smulji

    I am not a developer so I have not tried iOS 5 or iCloud. Can anyone comment on the level of stability & number of bugs thus far? Just curious to know how ready for prime time they are Thanks

    • TechZoomOrg

      @smulji Speed is awesome. Interface looks like what we have seen on iPhone. So don’t expect an iPhone with Android looking UI. Many features as you could see to improve usability. It feels like we have been missing so many things over the years if u never jailbreaked your phone before.

      I think, yes there are some bugs but I cant understand why are they not seeing another testing build!! iMessage, iCloud and Speech-to-text were partially working.

  • JohnMarks

    I’m sadly still not seeing any hints to a few very much needed improvements that I’m sure many will agree on.
    They seriously need to add a single step way to close ALL backgrounded programs without wearing out the home button. Just like in jailbroken phones running SBSettings.
    Also, they need to think about making shortcuts available to the Springboard to allow people to quickly turn on/off the wifi, 3g and bluetooth when they want to save battery. Like when sleeping.
    Anyone with a jailbroken phone will tell how handy these features are, and if apple wants to discourage jailbreaking they need to consider features such as these or at the very least allow developers to add these to the App Store.

    • TechZoomOrg

      Very true @JohnMarks I am in total agreement with you on this :)

      • JohnMarks

        Thanks.

        I just restored my iPhone 4 because being jailbroken uses too much battery, but I miss those features already and it’s only been 24 hours. LOL

    • JohnothanVincentCrook

      @JohnMarks nicely said :-) i was reading that they tried to make jailbreaking illegal but failed because the courts over there said that it doesnt break copyright and it gives them more options to download apps and modify their phones which everyone has a right to do

      • JohnothanVincentCrook

        *they is meant to be apple @JohnMarks

  • Icky chicken licks

    ok any time i view this site on ios 5 beta 7 it crashes it didnt use to but ever since the related articles thing pops up whenever i get to the comments safari crashes

    • TechZoomOrg

      @Icky chicken licks Very sorry for the inconvenience. Let me debug this on my office Mac tomorrow. Which OS are you using?

      • Icky chicken licks

        @TechZoomOrg

        xp but my ios is ios 5 beta 7 which is what crashes when i come here

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    ive realised also why in iOS 5 they’ve separated the music from the video (iPod) because in iOS 4 there is a bug in the ipod section from when u go to listen to music after watching a video after closing the ipod app

  • TechZoomOrg

    Thanks @ @ShadyMcskinnsly .Many features were available on Android before WM Mango update. Thats not this post is about. Its about whats new coming to iOS 5 :)

  • ShadyMcskinnsly

    I’m not impressed most of the stuff on this list Windows phone has now are is getting with the new Mango update

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  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    135 is wrong double tapping the home button always brings up the multitasking part

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    @TechZoomOrg @ScottBishop

    It’s normal because I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.5 and it does that to me

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    @TechZoomOrg yeah that’s what I read I think they’ve done it so the mobile network providers such as Optus (Australian mobile provider) or virgin mobile etc can test their apps eg my account to make sure it’ll work

  • TechZoomOrg

    @JohnothanVincentCrook Yes, I would +1 that. They must have made 2 things bug-free 1] FaceTime & 2] iMessage . Thats where carriers come in picture.

  • Icky chicken licks

    @JohnothanVincentCrook the carriers?

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    They’ve now released a beta version to the carriers so hopefully it’s gonna be very very soon

  • TechZoomOrg

    @OriKushnir Should be in a month’s time from now :)

  • OriKushnir

    @TechZoomOrg When will the final version will be available for all users?I can’t wail till lanch!

  • Icky chicken licks

    @TechZoomOrg you said there was on sept 7th

  • TechZoomOrg

    There is no event :)

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    well there would be the GM build but i hope this is the last beta because knowing apple with their competivity they wont let android get to far ahead with Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) and thats probaly pressuring them to get a move on with the final of iOS5 and they’ve been deactivating the accounts of the devs who are selling their UDIDS slots so people cant get the iOS unless they’re truly a dev

  • TechZoomOrg

    @JohnothanVincentCrook@RohanPuram I think there will be Beta 8 or Gold Master build before the actual release. There are still many things needs to be fixed I guess. What say Johnothan?

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    @TechZoomOrg @RohanPuram ios5b7 expires on the 21st of this month that could be the realease of ios5

  • Icky chicken licks

    what time is the apple event tonight do you know?

  • TechZoomOrg

    @RohanPuram Thanks Rohan :) we can expect the launch by end of September or October second week (max.)

  • RohanPuram

    When is apple releasing ios 5??……..wating desparately nd GREAT job dude!!!!!

  • OriKushnir

    @Icky chicken licks
    Me too :) I am expecting for iOS 5 for my iPhone 4

  • Icky chicken licks

    Only 8 days till apple releases the info on the iPod and iPhone and iPad I can’t waitttttttt!!¡!!!!!!

  • TechZoomOrg

    @igulati23 Thanks. Glad you liked it. :)

  • Icky chicken licks

    When do you guys think appple will release the details on the iPhone and iPod touch 5g?

  • Icky chicken licks

    When do y

  • igulati23

    Great list tushar…. Awesome job

    • Tushar Tajane

      Thanks a ton. Glad you liked it :)

  • TechZoomOrg

    @ScottBishop let me try.

  • ScottBishop

    @TechZoomOrg @ScottBishop
    It is a great feature if you are learning through a YouTube tutorial and youcan type at the same time or if your listening to music you don’t have you can play it in the background ! You can also use this on the iPhone , give it a try , Scotty

  • TechZoomOrg

    @ScottBishop Is that a desired effect? it has to be a bug :) – I don’t have an iPad so couldn’t re-create this at my end.

  • ScottBishop

    Hi, did you know on the ipad2 when you exit YouTube you can go into the multi task bar swipe to the volume controls and continue playing the audio from YouTube in the background??
    Thanks
    Scotty b

  • TechZoomOrg

    @ElliotCastielBeech I am unable to re-create what u said. Can u send details & screenshots on email here info [at] techzoom [dot] org

  • ElliotCastielBeech

    when u gonna add my new feature

  • Icky chicken licks

    When do you think apple will release the details on the iPhone 5 and the iPod 5g???

  • Icky chicken licks

    @TechZoomOrg
    Thanks

  • TechZoomOrg

    @Icky chicken licks updated

  • TechZoomOrg

    @Icky chicken licks i was travelling on weekend here. so will do soon :)

  • Icky chicken licks

    When are you going post details on beta6

  • ElliotCastielBeech

    in beta 6 u can select what pics u want to save from the photo stream to ur camera roll

    • Tushar Tajane

      Thanks :) will try and compile it soon.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @Ragamorph not yet. & i doubt they will. lets wait until next beta to come soon.

  • Ragamorph

    True, you can assign but each time you turn your car off then back on you have to tell the phone again to play through the dock connector not the A2DP enable Bluetooth device. I have been hoping for actual options within each connected Bluetooth device to tell it how to handle stuff like music, pics, contacts, etc.
    Also, have you noticed if you can actually link Bluetooth to another phone and transfer stuff like documents, pics or emails? That woul be cool if apple finally opened up Bluetooth like other smartphones

  • Icky chicken licks

    When do you think apple will announce the new feature of the iPod 5 and the iPhone 5?

  • TechZoomOrg
  • TechZoomOrg

    @Ragamorph Not yet. but the last time i connected 4.3.3 to a car bluetooth – it just worked & it did not play any music until I played it via music.app. Glad u liked the article. cheers :)

  • Ragamorph

    Have you come across a much needed option within the Bluetooth setting to control how the phone handles A2DP (AD2P, I always get it confused). For example, say you have your phone docked in your car and your A2DP enabled Bluetooth kit, are you finally able to tell the phone to permanently never play music through the kit. Thanks! Awesome article, BTW

  • Icky chicken licks

    Any rumored release dats for the full version?

  • Icy chicken licks

    Are there any rumored release date for the full version?

    • Tushar Tajane

      Yes. Mostly on september 7th. Check 3rd post on homepage

  • TechZoomOrg

    @icey590 Added above. Thanks :)

  • icey590

    With iOS 5 beta 5 on the iPod touch 4th Gen, if you enable ‘change with buttons’ under sounds in settings, when you use a volume button it now calls it ‘sound effects’ instead of ‘ringer’

  • HenrikLangesOndeTvillingesøn

    It says on appøes icloud page that you can actually rip your own cds and then add them to the cloud allowing for 256 kbps upgrade and free download from any other device. The way I see it, ghat means you can finally get your cd collection digitally signed and delete and re-download as.you see fit. Check out th

  • TechZoomOrg

    @Lightboy it is possible to do using apps and universal signal transmitting phone cases. Including it within iPhone OS will only be helpful when all home accessories start accepting standard Bluetooth 4. Read more about Bluetooth 4. It would be awesome. :)

  • TechZoomOrg

    @ak4mc.us yes :)

  • Lightboy

    I would like to see remote control from an iphone of the ipad’s Music (or iPod) app. Crazy that it isn’t there already and I think the potential of more “home automation” within the devices hasn’t been explored yet, its a huge opportunity to make the platform more compelling in my view.

  • ak4mc.us

    “(Ignore bullet number on left. I had to keep it to get continued pointer numbers. Cheers )”

    I gather you’re using a CMS to generate the list. If I’m not mistaken, having access to the raw HTML would allow you to replace the < li > tag with < p > and as long as you didn’t close the < ol > tag there the list numbering would pick up with the next < li >.

    I think.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @ngbrian905 it works from beta 4 onwards

  • ngbrian905

    Do you know anything about wifi sync with windows? I can only get the phone to stay on iTunes sometimes when I unplug. Even then, it will run into problems syncing over wifi.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @ngbrian905 true :)

  • ngbrian905

    If you swipe left on the camera app, it goes into the pictures. Swiping all the way right goes back to the camera!

  • TechZoomOrg

    Yes, only in iOS 5 and onward. It should be released somewhere in September or October along with iPhone 5 mostly.

  • sowmyadaytoday

    Do Icloud feature applicable to ios 5.And when it is going to release if any one know pls post

  • zman5020

    @TechZoomOrg @zman5020 Yes, that’s a good point I guess either options would be nice to have. Any idea?

  • TechZoomOrg

    @zman5020 did you mean password lock? restrictions which is under settings? or hide those apps?

  • zman5020

    Will the new IOS 5 have the ability to lock other applications other than the standard ones that are built in like YouTube, Safari, App store and iTunes. What do you think/know?

  • TechZoomOrg

    @nyuterra Correct. but not on iPhone and iPods.

  • nyuterra

    Some of these features, like the ability to dismiss the keyboard on the iPad, already exist in the current version of iOS.

  • JamesDarnell

    When will the homescreen be able tO be put in landscape mode? I been wanted that instead of the sucky jailbroken version

    • Tushar Tajane

      Good point James. Let’s see if it really happens, but no signs as of now.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @OriKushnir Thanks a ton OriKushnir. Glad you liked it. :)

  • OriKushnir

    Nice list and awesome job Tushar

    Added it to bookmarks :)

  • TechZoomOrg

    @matt7sd Yes :) – I have listed it above

  • matt7sd

    I’m running iOS 5 beta 2 and taking a picture with the headphones volume up button is possible and works quite well. If you take a lot of pictures with your phone and have some sort of a tripod this could be very useful.

  • GavrielMickey

    While using VoiceOver if you change the volume using the buttons on the side of your iOS device then it makes a ‘Put Put Put’ sound like when you change the volume using the keyboard on a Mac.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @macahi Well said :)

  • macahi1961

    I’d like to see simple things like being able to arrange the icons without having them fly all over the place. Let us put them (within a grid is fine) where we want them, with empty spaces where we want them.

    Allow us configuration options. I’d much rather they’d spent the time building in options to existing features than adding features. I hate having all those extra inboxes listed before my email accounts. I want the option to make them gone.

    I have 4 emails accounts, and I always have to scroll past those damned inboxes to get to my accounts.

    I also hate that the default behavior is to go into the ‘primary’ inbox, instead of simply showing the list of all of my emails. Let us change that.

    When you first open safari, it’s really annoying that it goes to the bookmarks by default. Let us turn that off.

    Some of the new features are cool, but it would be so much better if you allowed us options to what we already have.

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    @TechZoomOrg anytime :-)

  • TechZoomOrg

    @JohnothanVincentCrook Thanks for confirmation. Updated it above. :)

  • JohnothanVincentCrook

    U have the YouTube feature wrong from the lockscreen. When u double tap the home button it brings up the iPod controls and the camera option (take a photo from the home screen)

  • MiroPastaGavenda

    @TechZoomOrg @MiroPastaGavenda :)

  • TechZoomOrg

    @MiroPastaGavenda Wow. That’s a nice list of missing features!

  • MiroPastaGavenda

    need to fix/add 4 things…

    alarm clock – cant turn off vibration (when vibration for calls is ON)

    alarm clock have always same volume set as ringtone (need low level in morning ;)

    need back button in safari or swipe safari down to get back to email – when opening weblink etc from email cant go back to email

    option to silence ringing when phone rings and I touch it (example phone is on the table)

    Need notification light for missed calls/emails/sms (hope in iphone 5)

  • TechZoomOrg

    @HenryWatsonO2 Most welcome :)

  • HenryWatsonO2

    @TechZoomOrg @HenryWatsonO2 thanks!! :-P

  • TechZoomOrg

    @HenryWatsonO2 Yeah. Nice find. Never realized this before. :)

  • HenryWatsonO2

    @Michael_Blank @Dylancihi52 iPhone 4 doesn’t have the hardware for Bluetooth 3.0, that’s like trying to get a phone without 3G signal to connect to a 3G mast.

  • HenryWatsonO2

    Another feature is the ability to delete apps that are still downloading. This was one very annoying thing that we couldn’t do in iOS 4.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @nimxx Yeop. Totally agree! I hope they do something about it by the final release.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @nimxx

  • nimxx

    Apple forgot 1 feature: attach any files from within the mail app, like documents, PDFs, etc. Hence eliminating the limitation of only 1 attachment per mail, if not pictures. If they add that the iPad would be perfect and I could throw my laptop on the trash!

  • adtjd

    Is RSA ID really new with iOS5? Had this already with iOS4

  • AaronHolmes

    Still no way to view photo meta-data from within the photo album? :((

  • jfaughnan

    But does it fix the problem with calendar appointment color assignment? Not only can the color assignments not be controlled, if you sync with more than one server the assignments overlap.

  • TechZoomOrg

    @Smudgyboar Yeop. FB is not fully integrated. & yes I removed the double-tap for upload. (How could I? lol) There is a shortcut. Let me find out and re-write it again. Thanks.

  • Smudgyboar

    I don’t think there is Facebook integration besides being able to download the app from the app-store. :( And also the double tapping the home button on a YouTube video only brings up the task switcher

  • Smudgyboar

    There is no such place in the settings app as “Services”

  • Dylancihi52

    @Michael_Blank I seen something about is being 3.0 but I forgot the website:/

  • Michael_Blank

    @Dylancihi52
    Yes I heard that too, it works great with the Ford SYNC system as well as other systems too!!

    MY QUESTION IS THIS:
    I know that Bluetooth 3.0 is the most current reversion out, however I think the last version Apple was using was Bluetooth 2.1 (Why I have no clue).

    CAN ANYONE, verfyi the possible new updated version of Bluetooth Apple will be using in IOS 5.0.

    Because Buletooth 3.0 standard can push out HD Video/Audio I hear!

    However I would just like it to be able to push out Text SMS Mesages:

    DOES ANYONE – know if the new IOS includes that Bluetooth Feature?

    Thanks!

    • Tushar Tajane

      I read about Bluetooth 4 that was supposed to be available at end of 2010. I was so waiting & still waiting :)
      The feature you’re talking about is implementation of bluetooth data by the receiver hardware / software I guess, isn’t it?

  • Dylancihi52

    You can now play your iTunes over your car stereo? iOS 5 can transfer audio information like album, track, and artist names over Bluetooth.

  • TechZoomOrg

    Thanks Karl :)

  • shryx86

    Thanks for the info. I will install the Twitter app to see if any of these options appear. At the moment nothing appears in the edit contact screen to include any social networking.This is Drew just to let you know. Thanks again

  • shryx86

    Thanks for the info. I don’t have the Twitter app installed because I am not an avid Twitter user. However, I am downloading it to see if these features appear once its installed.

  • Michael

    I did cone across another feature on the web for IOS 5 , the “Find my iPhone” app is no longer, it’s an embedded feature apart of iCould on the settings in the general settings.

  • Karl

    Pretty sure I haven seen this before, but it looks like you can now add folders within mail.app? I’ve just added a folder on my MobileMe account. Nice write up, been looking for something like this, added to my reading list! :-p

  • Michael

    Tushar;

    Just wanted to check in, has anyone figured out my question above?

    Thanks!

  • Jordan Book

    I found the Service menu that was mentioned earlier and in the pictures online. It’s not full integration like Twitter, it just lets you add your friends’ usernames to their contacts.

    If you edit a contact, and choose “Add Field”, then click Twitter, and start typing a name, it will automatically drop down the field for Facebook, then Flickr, Linkedin, etc. Alternatively if you choose “Profile” in “Add Field” instead of Twitter, it will start with Facebook.

    I hope they offer more support, but it looks like this is all that’s available at the moment. Twitter still appears to be the only one with system-wide integration.

  • jaytrixz

    @Drew:
    You can see it in your Contacts.app when you add/edit it. Just tap add field in the bottom part of every contact and then you’ll see Twitter field there. Type anything and a new field will appear for Facebook, etc.
    @Michael:
    There’s no other option with email signatures. It’s the same with previous iOS versions.

    • Tushar Tajane

      @jaytrixz: Nice info :)

  • Jordon Jackson

    I found one that doesn’t seem to be listed any where. It’s a change within the camera app itself. A new gesture has been added. While you’re in the camera app, just swipe from the left and you will instantly move to your photo album. And to get back to taking pictures, swipe from the right until you get back to the camera. Neat little feature I suppose.

    • Tushar Tajane

      Thanks for the input Jordon :)
      I think I have that listed above.
      Cheers!

  • Michael

    Can anyone check as see if in the “Signature” option in settings for Mail; has any additional options, like multiple signatures option so you can have specific one per email account?

    Also is it an option to have a HTML signature yet?

    Thanks!

    • Tushar Tajane

      Will let you know asap Michael

  • Drew

    Thanks for the quick response to my question. I’m not trying to make this a tech help post, so I’ll ask for help once more.

    You said the social media settings were in settings > services. I don’t see services in the menu. Is there something I’m missing? I’m running iOS 5 on an iPhone 4 not jailbroken.

  • jaytrixz

    You can delete songs in the Music.app by swiping it under the Songs category.

    You can view a person’s Twitter page in Contacts if Twitter for iPhone is installed. Even view that person’s tweet.

    RSA ID is now available too when setting up VPN.

    • Tushar Tajane

      Thanks jaytrixz :)

  • Drew

    Great list. I’ve been looking for the Facebook integration option in the settings app, but so far no luck. Can anyone tell me where this is located?

    • http://www.emstudios.in Tushar Tajane

      Thanks Drew. :)
      Its under Settings > Services

  • Tanner

    Nice list! I’ve been looking for a list like this for days but you were the first one I found. Thanks! Keep us updated!

    • Tushar Tajane

      Thanks for your comments Tanner
      I’m glad that you liked it.
      Have a great time. Keep visiting
      Cheers :)

  • Rob.

    wow. Someone’s been busy! haha. Nice work, man 

    • Tushar Tajane

      Hahaha :)
      Thanks Rob . Cheers!

  • Kero

    deleting music tracks was only from playlist but never complete deleting of the music track file …. u previously would need iTunes to permanently delete it

    • Tushar Tajane

      Thanks for the input Kero :)