iOS 5, 5.0.1, 5.0.2

iOS 5 Concept: Lock Screen, Widgets, Quick Settings, Spotlight & More

iOS 5 Concept: Lock Screen, Widgets, Quick Settings, Spotlight & More

We’ve seen quite a few iOS 5 concepts that have demonstrated how Apple should revamp or implement features such as Speech Recognition, faster App Switching, widgets and Push Notification system.

Folks at iSpazio, point to iWork.com keynote presentation uploaded by Federico Bianco, which predicts the new features and improvements in iOS 5 along with screenshots.

Maps On iPhone May Continue To Use Google’s Map Data In iOS 5

As you may know, the pre-installed Maps application in the iPhone uses Google’s map data. But after Apple bought Placebase and Poly9, it was widely speculated that Apple will move away from its dependency on Google as much as possible.

A job posting back in October 2009 also hinted that Apple wanted to take the Maps application to the next level.

iOS 5 Features: Completely Revamped Push Notifications And Widgets?

Couple of days back, we reported that Apple’s PR team is inviting select UK journalists to attend the WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2011 that starts on June 6th. Electric Pig speculated that Apple is planning to unveil the next generation iPhoneiPhone 5 or iPhone 4S as the possible reason for the invitation.

iOS 5 Won’t Be Compatible With iPhone 3GS?

According to Eldar Murtazin of Russian blog Mobile-Review, iOS 5 that will be unveiled at next month’s WWDC 2011 won’t be compatible with iPhone 3GS, which means that it will be compatible with iPhone 4 and future iPhones.

Concept Videos Of iOS 5 Features: Speech Recognition, Faster App Switching, Widgets & Notification System

Jan-Michael Cart – a junior majoring in Mass Media Arts at the University of Georgia has created concept videos of features such as speech recognition, widgets, faster app switching and Push notification system to show how these features should be implemented in iOS 5.

Apple Partners With Nuance For Voice Recognition Technology In iOS 5 Rather Than Microsoft?

Couple of days back, we reported that Apple was negotiating with Nuance Communications to use its voice recognition technology in iOS 5 – the next generation iOS that will be unveiled at WWDC 2011 next month.

TechCrunch has just reported that they’ve received some more interesting information from their source about Apple’s partnership with Nuance.

Apple Negotiating With Nuance To Use Its Speech Recognition Technology In iOS 5

We’ve heard rumors that Siri’s artificial intelligence and assistance technology has been “deeply integrated” into iOS 5, which will be unveiled at WWDC 2011. Apple had acquired Siri last year, a startup that had launched a personal assistant app, which was quite popular on the App Store.

TechCrunch reports that Apple is in talks with Nuance Communications, whose speech recognition technology is used in Siri’s iPhone app.

Concept: iOS Notification System [Video]

Concept: iOS Notification System [Video]

We really hope Apple improves the notification system for iOS in iOS 5, which has been maligned for being intrusive and modal.

We’ve seen jailbreak apps like MobileNotifier, which is inspired by Android’s notification system that have tried to improve it.

Apple To Offer Over-The-Air iOS Updates For iPhone In iOS 5

9to5Mac reports that according to their sources, Apple is planning to offer iOS software updates over-the-air (OTA).

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working with Verizon and we assume with other iPhone carriers to offer OTA iOS updates, which will be one of new features introduced in iOS 5 that will be unveiled at next month’s WWDC 2011.

Apple Working On New ‘Reading List’ Feature For Safari

Apple Working On New ‘Reading List’ Feature For Safari

MacRumors reports that Apple is working on a feature for Safari in upcoming Mac OS X Lion that will allow users to save web pages so that they can read them later.

The feature is reminiscent of services such as Instapaper and ReadItLater that allow users to save web pages on the computer or iOS device so that they can read them later; even without an internet connection.