Apple takes baby steps with iOS 5

This article was originally posted June 6, 2011, and updated on October 4, 2011.

(Credit:
CNET)

Just as many predicted, Apple gave a brief look at iOS 5 today at the Apple event (full event and iPhone 4S coverage here) this morning in Cupertino, Calif. Tim Cook opened the event, but he turned to Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone software, to show off many of the new features in iOS 5 of a promised 200 new features for the iPhone 4 (and 4S), iPhone 3GS, iPad, and iPod Touch.

In today’s event, we saw a recap of features originally debuted at WWDC including the new notification system, Twitter integration, and Reminders, but also some new features added to the list with Find My Friends, Cards, and Siri, a voice-controlled assistant that will only be available to iPhone 4S users. iOS 5 and the two new Apple apps will officially become available over the air starting on October 12.

Find My Friends
Among the new features announced, Find My Friends lets you view your friends’ and family’s locations in real time on a map when they agree to share location info with you. You’ll be able to set a time limit… [Read more]

Related Links:
Apple iPhone 4S unveiled (roundup)
iPhone 4S First Take
The 5 biggest disappointments of the iPhone 4S
Apple’s iPhone event plus Buzz Out Loud: Join us Tuesday (live blog)
What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event

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