October 14, 2011 in industry news
Apple just released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS5, which introduced over 200 new features and enhancements. The past 3 months I’ve had iOS5 running on my personal device as a developer. During that time I have noticed three key features to keep an eye on over the next year.
One of the biggest features is the introduction to the “cloud.” Certainly, the concept of the cloud is nothing new as users have been figuring out ways to use other services like Dropbox to sync files and even their iTunes libraries between computers. As with most things Apple, it isn’t so much the groundbreaking idea as it is the implementation. iCloud, Apple’s version of Dropbox, is tightly integrated and provides a unified experience across not just the operating system but also across devices – mobile and desktop.
With Apple creating an app “space” in the new version of OSX Lion, this means users can have an app on their phone and their desktop which sync data and information.