Comes from: Apple Inc
What’s new: The latest upgrade from Apple is aimed at enhancing utility. That’s why we now
have a much needed notification centre that brings all alerts to one place. Very similar to Android, you can
access all pending notifications by swiping the finger from top to bottom. But it isn’t restrictive. Users can choose
the form in which they wish to receive the notification—a banner at the top or an alert that appears in the middle of
the display. Even if the screen is locked, a simple swipe across the notification takes users straight to the required app. It
also has imessage, where text messages can be exchanged using Wi-fi or GPRS across IOS devices, including the ipod,
iphone and ipad using your Apple ID. Twitter too has been integrated with the phone’s operation and users can tweet from
Safari, photos, camera, Youtube and Maps. The upgrade also adds a camera key to the locked screen that appears when
the homescreen is pressed twice. Editing and cropping images, auto-enhance and red-eye removal are the new features
for editing images. Newsstand brings all newspaper and magazines under one hood whereas Reminder pokes you
about tasks. The OS upgrade is accompanied by the public release of icloud that aims to allow users to access
content and data across all Apple devices without manual syncing.
Handsets: The iphone 4S will be coming to India, but IOS 5 is available for upgrade on
the iphone 4 as well as the iphone 3GS.