iOS 5 Features: Completely Revamped Push Notifications And Widgets?

News | Saturday May 21 2011 7:28 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Couple of days back, we reported that
that starts on June 6th.
or iPhone 4S as the possible reason for the invitation.
But we had mentioned that the invitations could very well be for the launch of iOS 5, which is expected to be a major upgrade.
MG Siegler of TechCrunch seems to agree, he reports that according to their sources, Apple won’t be making any hardware announcements at next months’ WWDC 2011:
Apple is Apple — they may always have a “one more thing” up their sleeve. And at least one of our sources still thinks that Apple will surprise with some new iPhone hardware. But right now, we’re not buying it. All other (solid) indications are that there will still be no hardware announcements at WWDC. None. And the extension of invitations to journalists in no way indicates anything different.
Instead, we’re hearing that Apple is pushing for journalists to come to WWDC because the software announcements will be huge (and they likely know that journalists hearing there will be no iPhone 5 announcement may choose to stay home instead this year). And the changes will be vital for all developers in the Apple ecosystem(s) to know about.
The other big news for iOS5 — and yes, I’ve completely buried the lede here, thanks for reading! — two things: completely revamped notifications and widgets.
has been maligned for being intrusive and modal and we’ve been hoping that Apple will revamp the Push Notification system in iOS 5. We’ve already seen
Widgets have also been one of the most requested features in iOS, which could provide quick access to information such as weather without the need to launch apps.
If Apple surprises us with iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S as the “one more thing” then it would be a huge bonus.
We can’t wait to find out the new features and changes in iOS 5? What’s on your wish list for iOS 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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