It’s hot and happening at WWDC 2011, and iOS 5 is mainly part of it. New features include a new notification system dubbed Notification Center, Twitter integration, Reading List (exactly like Instapaper), a new Camera app (which also can be activated from the lockscreen, include auto-correction, red eye reduction, and cropping), location-based reminders, a split keyboard for people who type with their thumbs (on iPad), wireless syncing and updating (which are Delta updates, and only updates what has changed, rather than the whole OS), the new Mail app which supports rich text formatting, flagging, indenting, more enterprise support along with inbox management, an improved Game Center with photo-sharing, game recommendations and comparisons among friends and such, and finally tabbed browsing in Safari, along with Safari Reader, which is essentially RSS. That was rather long, wasn’t it? Well, there’s more.
iMessage is the IM program for iOS 5. Think of it as a RIM-killer. Instant messaging among iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. You can share photos, videos, text, and have group messaging as well, which all works seamlessly with the new notifications system. Also included is Wi-Fi syncing to iTunes, multi-touch gestures to switch between various apps and all that jazz. Moreover, the dev seed is available to iOS developers now, with a full release coming this Fall to the iPhone 3GS , iPhone 4, iPad 1 and 2, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation. Via: Apple