iOS 5 Beta Features Revealed: A Hands On Look Within

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iOS 5 beta was released by Apple today right after the WWDC keynote. Only some major features were covered from iOS 5 and iCloud. Thanks to the iPhoneinCanada.ca community, we have received some specific details to share about this beta.

There are supposed to be 200 new features, and here are some of them. After installing iOS 5 beta, the word is text appeared a bit ‘sharper’ on the Retina Display.

PC-Free Setup: you don’t need a computer anymore to activate

iCloud settings:

Software Update OTA:

Mobile Safari – Private browsing (dark):

Finally–Windows Live Hotmail setup:

Safari’s Reader feature:

Safari’s Reading List (aka Instapaper):

Keyboard shortcuts:

Pull down to see hourly weather:

Custom Vibrations, Led Flash for Alerts: you can ‘tap’ to record custom vibrations for contacts. Also, LED Flash for alerts means your LED fires when you receive notifications. Handy if you work in a dark place?

iMessage: utilizes the existing Messages app and is seamless. Recognizes when other user is on iOS 5 via email or phone number. Text field shows “iMessage” and blue coloured text for iMessage, and shows ‘Text Message’ and a green coloured text for SMS. Once toggled ON, iMessages will essentially eliminate your SMS charges. You hear that? The carriers just started weeping quietly.

Delete individual app data:

Notification Center (also works the same way in landscape). You can also customize notification alerts to show the ‘old’ badge style under Notifications:

  • You can also set custom tone alerts for incoming mail, voicemail, sent mail, and calendar alerts.
  • Camera roll also allows for creation of custom photo albums, gridlines, and editing (crop, rotate, red eye, magic wand).
  • When you expand folders, the dock ‘disappears’
  • Stock and Weather is default in Notification Center but can be turned off under Notifications
  • In Notification Center, slide left/right to get an extended forecast (thx @teodorpoparescu
  • Rotate Calendar to landscape for an overview of events
  • iPod is now Music. Separate Videos app introduced
  • You can now associate any email address with your Apple ID. So for iMessage, setup any email (Apple will send you a verification email) and it’ll work to receive messages.
  • Camera shortcut via Lockscreen: double-click the home button without unlocking, to reveal the camera button…launch the camera and use the volume up to click the picture. If the phone remains locked, then only photos taken while the phone was locked will be visible…so strangers cannot unlock if passcode protected and see any of your other photos (thanks for the reminder robschertzer)

Incoming calls now show details of the location (edit: okay some are saying this was there before):

Unsecured calls, via @musclenerd:

Flagging of emails in Mail. For Gmail accounts, emails will be “Starred” when viewed on the web (thanks Anonymous):

Camera: shortcut to Camera roll, just swipe to the right (via @reianz)

Mail: new prompt for Empty Subject

  • Calendar: tap and hold on any date to create a new event (via @LaurentLogan)

Text Message (green) vs iMessage (blue). Uses the same Message app, and will auto detect an iOS 5 user

Edit for recent phone calls:

Local Weather adjusts to the area in your city:

Emoji keyboard now included:

Pause and resume any Timer:

What happens when iMessage fails? A hazard icon appears next to the message, and when you tap the following popup reads: “iMessage delivery is taking a long time,” and the option to Send as Text Message appears. When sending images fail, you’ll see “Not Delivered” in red (which also shows up for text too), and the option to Send as Text Message appears again.

Simultaneous downloading of apps (via @andreten):

New controls for Ping in iPod (edit: these appear to be in 4.3 too; first noted by @JordanCournoyea, screen via @KyleJDuffield):

Dictionary for the entire iOS:

Multiple route suggestions for Google Maps, and option to Print:

Ability to change device name via Settings–>About:

That’s all we know so far, and if we receive more info we’ll keep this post updated. What features are you looking forward to the most? If you have any questions, we’ll try our best to get them answered by our sources.

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  • RepublicOfBacon

    So music doesn’t count towards the 5gb right?

  • James Bergeron

    thank you so much! wish i was a dev lol cant wait for the public release 🙁

  • Anonymous

    looks awesome

  • Rizulli

    Can you turn off the stock info in the notifications?

  • Correct.

  • Yes. Weather too.

  • Mhtrick

    what about imessage does upload display pic or something ?

  • Yes, just like how the Messages app operates.

  • Yes, just like how the Messages app operates.

  • Yes, just like how the Messages app operates.

  • Anonymous

    How do upcoming calendar events work with the notifications screen? That’s a big one for me…

  • Anonymous

    Just get a udid registration from ebay if u are impatient, that’s what i’ve done. It’s 5 bucks.

  • Legege

    Can you customize notifications per mail account? Can you search in photos?

  • Legege

    Can you customize notifications per mail account? Can you search in photos?

  • Anonymous

    Hello,

    If I show the iOS 5 beta to my youtube viewers, like make a video showing what’s changed, impressions, reactivity, etc… would this be violating the developer licensee or is it okay to do this?

    As I understand it, you cannot re-distribute pre-releaase software, but it doesn’t say anything about making a review of it.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous

    Hello,

    If I show the iOS 5 beta to my youtube viewers, like make a video showing what’s changed, impressions, reactivity, etc… would this be violating the developer licensee or is it okay to do this?

    As I understand it, you cannot re-distribute pre-releaase software, but it doesn’t say anything about making a review of it.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous

    Hello,

    If I show the iOS 5 beta to my youtube viewers, like make a video showing what’s changed, impressions, reactivity, etc… would this be violating the developer licensee or is it okay to do this?

    As I understand it, you cannot re-distribute pre-releaase software, but it doesn’t say anything about making a review of it.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Dr_AL

    Yes posting videos on YouTube would be in violation of the NDA. Whoever took these screenshots would be in violation too however.

  • Dr_AL

    Yes posting videos on YouTube would be in violation of the NDA. Whoever took these screenshots would be in violation too however.

  • Dr_AL

    Yes posting videos on YouTube would be in violation of the NDA. Whoever took these screenshots would be in violation too however.

  • SteveHiggs

    Hey Gary,
    Thanks for the screenshots and overview! I’m concerned over the iPod app being split up into videos and music; could you quickly go over that and where podcasts show up etc?
    Thanks

  • SteveHiggs

    Hey Gary,
    Thanks for the screenshots and overview! I’m concerned over the iPod app being split up into videos and music; could you quickly go over that and where podcasts show up etc?
    Thanks

  • Mathieu

    Hi Gary,

    Is the french language already in?

    Thanks for checking

  • Mathieu

    Hi Gary,

    Is the french language already in?

    Thanks for checking

  • Mathieu

    Hi Gary,

    Is the french language already in?

    Thanks for checking

  • Mathieu

    Hi Gary,

    Is the french language already in?

    Thanks for checking

  • Gregory

    Anyone able to get the Camera shortcut on the Lock Screen to appear? I’m not having much luck with that. 

  • Gregory

    Anyone able to get the Camera shortcut on the Lock Screen to appear? I’m not having much luck with that. 

  • Gregory

    Anyone able to get the Camera shortcut on the Lock Screen to appear? I’m not having much luck with that. 

  • Mostro

    It is now possible to assign your own custom ringtones to text messages?

  • Mostro

    It is now possible to assign your own custom ringtones to text messages?

  • iamlynda

    this is awesome Gary!! Does anyone know: We have 5 iOS devices, 3 different users all on 1 apple accout > will iCloud differentiate information saved between each different user? I don’t want my son’s emails or music etc

  • iamlynda

    this is awesome Gary!! Does anyone know: We have 5 iOS devices, 3 different users all on 1 apple accout > will iCloud differentiate information saved between each different user? I don’t want my son’s emails or music etc

  • mstevens

    Same question…..wondering how cloud, and iMessage will work for Family’s with 1 apple account, but multiple users.

  • mstevens

    Same question…..wondering how cloud, and iMessage will work for Family’s with 1 apple account, but multiple users.

  • mstevens

    Same question…..wondering how cloud, and iMessage will work for Family’s with 1 apple account, but multiple users.

  • mstevens

    Same question…..wondering how cloud, and iMessage will work for Family’s with 1 apple account, but multiple users.

  • Nomi

    Was wondering the same thing. Don’t want everyone reading my iMessages…

  • Nomi

    Was wondering the same thing. Don’t want everyone reading my iMessages…

  • Nomi

    You have to double click home.

  • Nomi

    You have to double click home.

  • Gregory

    Thank you! That’s /exactly/ what I needed to know. Works perfectly!

  • Gregory

    Thank you! That’s /exactly/ what I needed to know. Works perfectly!

  • Johnny_cat

    How will the whole cloud thing effect my multiple acocunts on one device?  I’ve got a select few apps I had to download using a US itunes account.  Will only one acocunt be synched per device? 

  • Dean

    can you set a customized vibration for incoming mail and sms?

  • Joyce

    Wondering this too. Why would they implement custom mail and calendar alerts but not SMS?

  • pascyyy

    What’s the reliability of iMessage like? I’m a fan of WhatsApp but my biggest issue is that about 5% of the time, the message takes forever to get delivered to friends who have perfect reception. Also, will Apple store the message until delivery is confirmed then delete it or do they hold onto it for n number of days before deleting it? I’m not expecting anyone here to be able to answer the second question but just something that might want to consider.

  • Ex

    In my uses, iMessage is 500x better than WhatsApp. WhatsApp stalls way too much. So happy to delete it.

  • Ex

    In my uses, iMessage is 500x better than WhatsApp. WhatsApp stalls way too much. So happy to delete it.

  • Ex

    In my uses, iMessage is 500x better than WhatsApp. WhatsApp stalls way too much. So happy to delete it.

  • Tk_nox

    How will iCloud work with all my downloaded music? My impression is that it only sync’s the music purchased from iTunes referencing your purchase history. Do you have to purchase the iTunes match for it to sync all your music regardless of purchase history?

  • Tk_nox

    How will iCloud work with all my downloaded music? My impression is that it only sync’s the music purchased from iTunes referencing your purchase history. Do you have to purchase the iTunes match for it to sync all your music regardless of purchase history?

  • Tk_nox

    How will iCloud work with all my downloaded music? My impression is that it only sync’s the music purchased from iTunes referencing your purchase history. Do you have to purchase the iTunes match for it to sync all your music regardless of purchase history?

  • 007

    We have to wait 4 months for something already available??????????????? STUPID! I guess I’ll wait because the improvements are awesome.  Four months…….while my Iphone 4 is becoming obsolete by every passing minute. Just release the damn thing APPLE.  I guess they’re in no rush, with all the other companies still playing catch up for years to come. As for Blackberry…….bankruptcy here you come.

  • 007

    We have to wait 4 months for something already available??????????????? STUPID! I guess I’ll wait because the improvements are awesome.  Four months…….while my Iphone 4 is becoming obsolete by every passing minute. Just release the damn thing APPLE.  I guess they’re in no rush, with all the other companies still playing catch up for years to come. As for Blackberry…….bankruptcy here you come.

  • 007

    We have to wait 4 months for something already available??????????????? STUPID! I guess I’ll wait because the improvements are awesome.  Four months…….while my Iphone 4 is becoming obsolete by every passing minute. Just release the damn thing APPLE.  I guess they’re in no rush, with all the other companies still playing catch up for years to come. As for Blackberry…….bankruptcy here you come.

  • 007

    We have to wait 4 months for something already available??????????????? STUPID! I guess I’ll wait because the improvements are awesome.  Four months…….while my Iphone 4 is becoming obsolete by every passing minute. Just release the damn thing APPLE.  I guess they’re in no rush, with all the other companies still playing catch up for years to come. As for Blackberry…….bankruptcy here you come.

  • Any info on email account specific alerts and email signatures?

  • Any info on email account specific alerts and email signatures?

  • Any info on email account specific alerts and email signatures?

  • Any info on email account specific alerts and email signatures?

  • Oscar9

    re: icloud   How and when will be able to use icloud?

    gH

  • Oscar9

    re: icloud   How and when will be able to use icloud?

    gH

  • Oscar9

    re: icloud   How and when will be able to use icloud?

    gH

  • Oscar9

    re: icloud   How and when will be able to use icloud?

    gH

  • pascyyy

    Sadly, I’ve got too many friends who are not using iPhones though, whether by choice or because of work. WhatsApp provided that alternative but sadly because of it’s reliability and lack of immediate integration, I feel it’s not longed for this world.

  • pascyyy

    Sadly, I’ve got too many friends who are not using iPhones though, whether by choice or because of work. WhatsApp provided that alternative but sadly because of it’s reliability and lack of immediate integration, I feel it’s not longed for this world.

  • pascyyy

    Sadly, I’ve got too many friends who are not using iPhones though, whether by choice or because of work. WhatsApp provided that alternative but sadly because of it’s reliability and lack of immediate integration, I feel it’s not longed for this world.

  • Charles

    Do most app store apps currently work for ios 5? for example does WhatsApp and Infinity Blade work?

  • Charles

    Do most app store apps currently work for ios 5? for example does WhatsApp and Infinity Blade work?

  • Jbohn

    Can I say FINALLY to the following?
    1. custom tone alerts for incoming mail, voicemail, sent mail, and calendar alerts.
    2. creating custom photo albums
    3. basic photo edits (so long Photoshop!)

    It’s funny that Hotmail has slowly become more useable with iPhones lately… when I anticipated switching to an iPhone last year I converted from hotmail to gmail because of no direct support for hotmail.

  • Jbohn

    Can I say FINALLY to the following?
    1. custom tone alerts for incoming mail, voicemail, sent mail, and calendar alerts.
    2. creating custom photo albums
    3. basic photo edits (so long Photoshop!)

    It’s funny that Hotmail has slowly become more useable with iPhones lately… when I anticipated switching to an iPhone last year I converted from hotmail to gmail because of no direct support for hotmail.

  • Dr_AL

    “We have to wait 4 months for something already available??????????????? STUPID”
    Well no you don’t go register as a developer or get your UDID on a dev account. While it is available it is a beta and buggy. Somethings don’t work, somethings do work. Apple didn’t even include any stock backgrounds in this beta, but that gets left out of the previews… I would say running the beta on a device used daily is stupid.

  • Dr_AL

    “We have to wait 4 months for something already available??????????????? STUPID”
    Well no you don’t go register as a developer or get your UDID on a dev account. While it is available it is a beta and buggy. Somethings don’t work, somethings do work. Apple didn’t even include any stock backgrounds in this beta, but that gets left out of the previews… I would say running the beta on a device used daily is stupid.

  • Purespam

    Since iCloud is not fully operational, I doubt there will be an answer yet. I would presume that one iCloud account would not be able to differentiate as it would be designed for one user and not 3. Theoretically you could sign up for 3 iCloud accounts, which might be more successfully for what you want, but at this point it is pure speculation.

  • Purespam

    Since iCloud is not fully operational, I doubt there will be an answer yet. I would presume that one iCloud account would not be able to differentiate as it would be designed for one user and not 3. Theoretically you could sign up for 3 iCloud accounts, which might be more successfully for what you want, but at this point it is pure speculation.

  • Dr_AL

    Keep in mind it’s a beta with flaws. Pictures look great but there are tons of minor (and maybe some major) issues that pictures can not show. I’d wait unless you need it for developing.

  • Dr_AL

    Keep in mind it’s a beta with flaws. Pictures look great but there are tons of minor (and maybe some major) issues that pictures can not show. I’d wait unless you need it for developing.

  • WhatsApp works. Haven’t tried IB

  • WhatsApp works. Haven’t tried IB

  • WhatsApp works. Haven’t tried IB

  • iCloud works for backing up, you just sign in with your Apple ID.

  • iCloud works for backing up, you just sign in with your Apple ID.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see that you mentioned accessing the camera from the lock screen. You need to double-click the home button without unlocking, to reveal the camera button…launch the camera and use the volume up to click the picture. If the phone remains locked, then only photos taken while the phone was locked will be visible…so strangers cannot unlock if passcode protected and see any of your other photos.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see that you mentioned accessing the camera from the lock screen. You need to double-click the home button without unlocking, to reveal the camera button…launch the camera and use the volume up to click the picture. If the phone remains locked, then only photos taken while the phone was locked will be visible…so strangers cannot unlock if passcode protected and see any of your other photos.

  • Anonymous

    Gary, nice coverage on this! Best I’ve found on the net so far!

    2 small questions for ya:

    1. Are auto-correct and spell check separated now, or are they still combined? (meaning can you turn off auto-correct and keep spell check on?)
    2. Any sign of a “clear all” button for notification center?

  • Anonymous

    Gary, nice coverage on this! Best I’ve found on the net so far!

    2 small questions for ya:

    1. Are auto-correct and spell check separated now, or are they still combined? (meaning can you turn off auto-correct and keep spell check on?)
    2. Any sign of a “clear all” button for notification center?

  • Ex

    1.) Yes. Separated.

    2.) Yes. There’s a small “x” to clear them all!

  • Ex

    1.) Yes. Separated.

    2.) Yes. There’s a small “x” to clear them all!

  • Ex

    1.) Yes. Separated.

    2.) Yes. There’s a small “x” to clear them all!

  • Ex

    1.) Yes. Separated.

    2.) Yes. There’s a small “x” to clear them all!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! Thanks Ex!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! Thanks Ex!

  • VjTiger

    Do you know if we can use custom ringtones for incomming sms?

  • VjTiger

    Do you know if we can use custom ringtones for incomming sms?

  • lello91

    Would someone know if I would be able to preserve my old baseband with tinyumbrella while upgrading to this beta version now?

  • lello91

    Would someone know if I would be able to preserve my old baseband with tinyumbrella while upgrading to this beta version now?

  • lello91

    Would someone know if I would be able to preserve my old baseband with tinyumbrella while upgrading to this beta version now?

  • Anonymous

    I assume it will be device name(ID) dependent. So if you shoud name your devices differently!

  • Anonymous

    I assume it will be device name(ID) dependent. So if you shoud name your devices differently!

  • Anonymous

    I assume it will be device name(ID) dependent. So if you shoud name your devices differently!

  • Williamswillie

     my iphone 4 has shown the location since i got it.

  • Williamswillie

     my iphone 4 has shown the location since i got it.

  • Williamswillie

     my iphone 4 has shown the location since i got it.

  • Anonymous

    Found another feature in the it’s about time category. You can now FLAG a message in your inbox and messages you flagged on your desktop app appear flagged on the iPhone too. YAY! To mark a message with a flag, click on Edit and now the options are Delete, Move or Mark instead of just delete or move.

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  • No for mail. Customized vibrations are for Contacts only.

  • udog

    Can you send e-mail to a group from the address book yet?

  • Maybe you can answer this question.  My wife has a iPod Touch and a standard dumb phone.  If I use messages to try to send a text to her cell phone, will it turn into a iMessage to her iPod?

  • Maybe you can answer this question.  My wife has a iPod Touch and a standard dumb phone.  If I use messages to try to send a text to her cell phone, will it turn into a iMessage to her iPod?

  • Mhtrick

    i wonder if we can change our twitter display pic from the settings in ios 5 ? because that would be how imessage would get the display pic from contacts then !!!! would be Great !!!!

  • Mhtrick

    i wonder if we can change our twitter display pic from the settings in ios 5 ? because that would be how imessage would get the display pic from contacts then !!!! would be Great !!!!

  • You setup iMessage by associated a number or email. You’d have to setup her
    iPod as an email for iMessage and her dumbphone for regular texting.

  • You setup iMessage by associated a number or email. You’d have to setup her
    iPod as an email for iMessage and her dumbphone for regular texting.

  • One more thing.

    Double tap the screen when in camera App and it will go into wide screen (letterbox) mode,

    @rbejusca:twitter 

  • One more thing.

    Double tap the screen when in camera App and it will go into wide screen (letterbox) mode,

    @rbejusca:twitter 

  • Sparky

    What do you mean? You see a display photo in messages? I’m assuming this is new to iOS 5 as I don’t see it on 4.3.3.

  • Mcrichar

    I updated to the iOS 5 beta and when i sync my old iphone from back up it seems some of the features are missing? like the pull down notification menu, imessage. I payed a developer to add my UDID to his account and i have to restore my device to iOS 5. Anybody have any ideas on why this is happening? or do I have to restore as a new phone to get all features? 

  • Mcrichar

    I updated to the iOS 5 beta and when i sync my old iphone from back up it seems some of the features are missing? like the pull down notification menu, imessage. I payed a developer to add my UDID to his account and i have to restore my device to iOS 5. Anybody have any ideas on why this is happening? or do I have to restore as a new phone to get all features? 

  • Do you mean double tapping in ‘video’ mode? That has been around for a while. I tried double tapping in photo mode but widescreen didn’t appear. 

  • Do you mean double tapping in ‘video’ mode? That has been around for a while. I tried double tapping in photo mode but widescreen didn’t appear. 

  • Joster

    Gary….I believe that you can now delete recent calls individually. Recent calls screen have an “edit” tap.
    Can you please confirm this ?

    thanks

  • Joster

    Gary….I believe that you can now delete recent calls individually. Recent calls screen have an “edit” tap.
    Can you please confirm this ?

    thanks

  • Yup!

  • Yup!

  • Mathieu

    Does anybody know how to make the reeder on? In my case, it seems to appear randomly in the url bar.

    Thanks!

  • Mathieu

    Does anybody know how to make the reeder on? In my case, it seems to appear randomly in the url bar.

    Thanks!

  • It seems to be very ‘picky’. I noticed if you let it fully load a page,
    it’ll appear in the URL bar.

  • It seems to be very ‘picky’. I noticed if you let it fully load a page,
    it’ll appear in the URL bar.

  • It seems to be very ‘picky’. I noticed if you let it fully load a page,
    it’ll appear in the URL bar.

  • AJ

    Can you bring up the notification center in the lock screen?

  • AJ

    Can you bring up the notification center in the lock screen?

  • AJ

    Can you bring up the notification center in the lock screen?

  • AJ

    Can you bring up the notification center in the lock screen?

  • AJ

    Can you bring up the notification center in the lock screen?

  • AJ

    Can you bring up the notification center in the lock screen?

  • Ex

    No.

    The notifications are already on the home screen

  • Ex

    No.

    The notifications are already on the home screen

  • Ex

    No.

    The notifications are already on the home screen

  • Ex

    No.

    The notifications are already on the home screen

  • Ex

    No.

    The notifications are already on the home screen

  • Ex

    No.

    The notifications are already on the home screen

  • AJ

    Oh really thats unfortunate. So you can quickly check whether or stocks from the lock screen?

  • Ex

    I don’t think so. Just the notifications that come up.

  • Ex

    I don’t think so. Just the notifications that come up.

  • I’ve noticed that location services is on (the arrow in the status bar) in nearly all of your screen shots.  Is that contributing to the reported battery drain?

  • I’ve noticed that location services is on (the arrow in the status bar) in nearly all of your screen shots.  Is that contributing to the reported battery drain?

  • Anonymous

    Hey question here ! Is it normal that when you put an alarm, the volume is depending on the volume of the rinngtone? Because at night i turn down the volume to a minimum so any notification dont wake me up.. But in the morning i need my alarm to wake me up louder!! And if it is that way, is it fixed on iOS 5? :S

  • Turn the Vibrate switch ON. The alarm will sound at normal volume.

  • Turn the Vibrate switch ON. The alarm will sound at normal volume.

  • Mathieu

    This is what I noticed too. We will see in future version

  • Mathieu

    This is what I noticed too. We will see in future version

  • Mathieu

    This is what I noticed too. We will see in future version

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!But  normal volume, even if my ringtone volume is like at 10 % ? Sorry for not understanding haha

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!But  normal volume, even if my ringtone volume is like at 10 % ? Sorry for not understanding haha

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!But  normal volume, even if my ringtone volume is like at 10 % ? Sorry for not understanding haha

  • Normal volume, as in the volume you set it at.

  • The Ping integration only seems to be there for purchased songs.

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  • Adamo

    FINALLY!

  • Adamo

    FINALLY!

  • Adamo

    FINALLY!

  • Alex

    “Why have a flash alert? Because we might want to see the alert in the dark?”

    Umm no, and this has been a huge missing feature! If we walk away from our phone, how can we see if there are any missed alerts other than picking up the phone and turning it on? Exactly, you can’t. Light can tell you, even from across the room.

  • Alex

    “Why have a flash alert? Because we might want to see the alert in the dark?”

    Umm no, and this has been a huge missing feature! If we walk away from our phone, how can we see if there are any missed alerts other than picking up the phone and turning it on? Exactly, you can’t. Light can tell you, even from across the room.

  • Alex

    “Why have a flash alert? Because we might want to see the alert in the dark?”

    Umm no, and this has been a huge missing feature! If we walk away from our phone, how can we see if there are any missed alerts other than picking up the phone and turning it on? Exactly, you can’t. Light can tell you, even from across the room.

  • Kirk

    Hey It’s not that big of a change but it is cool non the less..apple has updated their music app with the ability to see the whole title of the song when you play it. The information scrolls across the screen and doesn’t get cut off like in iOS 4 so you can read the name of the entire track.

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  • Gozer the Traveller

    “Once toggled ON, iMessages will essentially eliminate your SMS charges.”

    I like IPiC, but this is an irresponsible statement. It’s only true if you;re iMessaging from iOS to iOS. I don;t know about you, but I know plenty of people who don’t rock the iPhone just yet. It is not a SMS/MMS replacement if you’re texting to anyone on any other device. 

  • Gozer the Traveller

    “Once toggled ON, iMessages will essentially eliminate your SMS charges.”

    I like IPiC, but this is an irresponsible statement. It’s only true if you;re iMessaging from iOS to iOS. I don;t know about you, but I know plenty of people who don’t rock the iPhone just yet. It is not a SMS/MMS replacement if you’re texting to anyone on any other device. 

  • Leroyandflor

    what about the alarm in iphone, will it be fixed in a way that i will be able to set up how many times it rings before it auto shut off?

  • Leroyandflor

    what about the alarm in iphone, will it be fixed in a way that i will be able to set up how many times it rings before it auto shut off?

  • Leroyandflor

    what about the alarm in iphone, will it be fixed in a way that i will be able to set up how many times it rings before it auto shut off?

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  • Guest

    Does anyone know if there will be a “talk-to-text” button on the text message screen like on Android devices?  I realize there are different apps for that but they don’t put that button on the text message screen.  I like the convenience of the button 🙂

  • Guest

    Does anyone know if there will be a “talk-to-text” button on the text message screen like on Android devices?  I realize there are different apps for that but they don’t put that button on the text message screen.  I like the convenience of the button 🙂

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  • AJ

    do you know if the phone will be coming out in black and white at first?

  • AJ

    do you know if the phone will be coming out in black and white at first?

  • Medeirossm

    Is Siri available for th i4 as well? And can we download ios5 over the phone or do I need a computer to upgrade? Thank you

  • ELF

    In IOS5 Will you be able to turn off text message preview?  I saw somewhere that you will be able to CHOOSE  how you receive notifications  NONE, BANNER and POPUP (current way).  Is that true?  If so, does that apply for TEXT messages?

  • Yes

  • Liam

    will iMessage work for iPhone 3Gs? i will want to talk to my 3GS friends with my 4S

  • Yes

  • fg365s

    I thought I was the only one who couldn’t understand why we can’t do this.