Mole points to April iOS 5.0 outing
Apple may have announced the release of iOS 4.3 will take place this coming Friday, 11 March, but within weeks it will show off iOS 5.0, it has been claimed.
Early April will see the Mac maker take the wraps off the new version of the operating system, German-language fansite MacHead says. It cites an unnamed source it considers to be a good one.
Apple announced iOS 4 on 8 April 2010, so the mole's claim - that the next release will get a year-on announcement - is not beyond the bounds of possibility. Apple is a tad anal that way, always introducing new versions of products a year after the last one.
Back then, Apple talked about hundreds of new features being added to the platform. Will it be able to make the same boast this time round? It'll certainly try to spin in that way, though many of the additions will undoubtedly be, as before, tweaks to existing ones.
We'd just like to see the addition of a decent, less intrusive notifications system. It's no surprise that this key limitation of the iOS UI is being widely speculated upon as an iOS 5 component.
Widgets would be good too, Apple, to catch up with Android.
The MacHead mole also suggested Apple's online service, MobileMe, will feature heavily. Recent tittle-tattle has pointed to the addition of a cloud-based personal media store to the service, which may also become free of charge.
More social features are on the way, it's claimed, with a Google Latitude-style 'Find my Friends' features. ®
There never was a 'Daylight Savings' problem in ...
Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Helena, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe do not observe daylight savings.
Neither do the Brazilian states of: Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Roraima, Sergipe, and Tocantins; in Canada the areas of Peace River Regional District including the communities of Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Hudson's Hope, Fort St. John, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia, in Nunavut Southampton Island including Coral Harbour, Quebec's North Shore, east of 63° West longitude,, Saskatchewan (permanent fixed daylight time) all have no daylight savings.
Since there are 196 countries in the world this means that Apple got it right for 28.06% of the world’s countries and only wrong for wrong 71.94% of the world’s countries – not too shabby, for Apple.
SMS Tweak ?
How about SMS delivery notification ? Will Apple finally add that to iOS ?
I'm clipping this post ...
there are so many countries without daylight saving o it, far more than I realised.
China is really screwed up. Too bright in the morning in ShangHai whilst those poor stiffs living in Yunnan out West have to stagger around in the dark for a couple of hours just so they can all get to use BeiJing time.
...understood. Accept my apologies.
I meant "3Gs" as in "all of the iPhone 3G phones out there"
Which I guess does read like iPhone 3GS (the succesor the the iPhone 3G) which is getting the update.