Beta Testing iOS 5

I have tested iOS5 for almost a day, and I know it is still too early but I’m just really excited to make a blog post about this new OS from Apple. The new iOS5 beta 1 was released for Apple’s Developers and I am one of the few lucky people who get to test it first. There are some huge changes that has been implemented into iOS5 and some of the features include:

  • Notification Center
  • Sync without attaching iDevice to PC (Sync through WiFi)
  • iCloud
  • iMessage (send messages across all iDevices)
  • New built-in Apps (Reminders, Newsstand)
  • New Camera Features (Pinch to Zoom, Use Volume Button to Snap a Photo)
  • Mirroring to Apple TV through Air Play

– and a lot more which I don’t think I would have the time to list them all here.

I’ve installed iOS5 on my iPhone 4, I have yet to test it on my iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV. So far, I have not encountered any offending bugs using iOS5 on my iPhone except there is this ‘unusual’ keyboard bug that occurs when I type too fast using the new iMessage (Yes I can type up to 70 WPM on an iPhone)

I love the new notification center, it’s very user-friendly and I think you guys will love it too! It’s probably the most needed feature in iOS and it makes the notification seems a lot more easier to get to especially when you use to have hundreds of notifications.

The new camera functionality doesn’t impress me as much as other features but I have to say that it works twice as good as before. You can now pinch to zoom, use the zoom button to snap a photo and edit it by cropping and enhance the photos directly on your iPhone.

The iCloud doesn’t work fully yet, but one thing that I notice is when you download new app on your PC your iPhone will start installing that app too. I can’t wait until iCloud is fully working.

The new ‘Reminders’ app is very easy to use, but since I don’t need to be reminded for anything (at least at the moment) I don’t really use that app. I’m testing it by creating a new reminder that will remind me to brush my teeth tomorrow morning. Let’s hope that it will work.

WiFi sync doesn’t work yet, I believe this is because the iCloud service is not fully working at the moment. Another feature that I really like to try soon.

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