1.cluding revamped notifications
10.Multitasking Gestures for iPad
11.Wireless firmware updates and more.
Expect the iCloud, one more great new feature might be new notifications of Apple iOS5.Gone are the blue pop-ups that had infested iOS devices for the last four years, even while rival OS Android and WebOS moved on to more advanced alerts.
This new notifications center borrows heavily from Android, featuring a drop down menu that can be accessed by sliding down from the status bar.
Real-time alerts, meanwhile, are now subtle banners that briefly appear at the top of your screen. While the blue beasties used to stop everything and require an input in order to proceed, these notifications allow you to continue doing whatever you were doing (you can retrieve the full message by tapping the banner). These were heavily influenced by jailbreak app MobileNotifier. That application developer, Peter Hajas, was hired by Apple earlier this year.
iMessage is Apple assault on wireless carriers text messaging plans (while taking a swipe at Blackberry Messenger and Google Voice texting as well).It uses an Instant Messaging (data-only) protocol as a replacement for pricey SMS plans. Integrated into the standard text messaging app, any friends who are on iOS devices will automatically be contacted via iMessage. Anyone who is not on an iOS device will be sent a standard text.Not to be defeated so easily, the carriers are already defending themselves against the potential threat of iMessage: AT&T recently announced that they are no longer offering their middle-tier of text messaging plans. It’s either the $20/month unlimited plan, or pay 20 cents per message. Those sneaky rascals.
Split Keyboard (iPad only):
Several big changes are added to iOS stock browser with iOS 5.Tabbed browsing comes to the iPad. Of course mobile Safari has allowed you to keep multiple browser windows open since the beginning, but only now can tablet users see all of their tabs lined up at the top of your screen, similar to a desktop browser.Reading List and Reader are two sister features that are sure to make the excellent Instapaper app lose some business. If you see something that you want to store for later on, simply tap the Read Later button, and it will appear in a list, waiting for you whenever you are ready. Reader, which has already appeared in Safari on OS X Lion, gives you a cleanly-formatted view of the primary text and images on a web page (also just like Instapaper). It makes for a nice, clutter-free reading experience.