In its WWDC 2011 Keynote, Apple highlighted 10 key features from a list of 200, that will make it to the next installment of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS5. Many of these features were already there on rival platforms and on jail-broken iOS devices and through third party apps. In an effort to please its existing user-base and pull new ones loyal to other platforms, Apple has introduced an improved notification system, an inter-iOS device messaging platform, and updates to existing apps. It has also finally cut the cord and eliminated the reliance on the PC for device activation and updates, in addition to bringing WiFi syncing to iTunes. However, what is being seen as a cause for concern to developers, is the introduction of new native apps and functionality, that borrows features which third-party developers brought to the platform. For instance the Reading List feature that it adds to the mobile version of its browser Safari, essentially works in a manner similar to the Instapaper app, making it almost redundant. The update will be available starting Fall (September) and will support the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 & 2 and iPod Touch 3rd & 4th Gen. For a complete overview of the key features that iOS 5 brings with it, head over to AppNama, our (pilot) sister site that focusses on Apps and Digital services: - WWDC: How Apple’s iOS5 Changes Impact Developers – Part 1 - WWDC: How Apple’s iOS5 Changes Impact Developers – Part 2 Nikhil adds: AppNama…
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