Conclusion: Apple iOS 5.1.1 is far from a huge update, but it fixes bugs and security holes in Cupertino's mobile operating system.
Pros: No Mac or PC required for set up. Excellent notifications and alerts system. iCloud backup and recovery. Twitter integration. Users can now delete Photos from Photo Stream. Bug and security hole fixes.
Cons: Need to connect to a computer via USB to set up iTunes Wi-Fi Sync. AirPlay mirroring limited to iPad 2, third-generation iPad, and iPhone 4S. Using Mail and Notes with iCloud requires creating an @me.com account. Siri voice control only available on iPhone 4S.
What You & Your iPod, iPhone, and iPad Need to Know
19 October 2011
Excerpt: IPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners will receive a ton of new features in iOS 5. The bad news is that the latest and greatest mobile operating system won’t be available until fall of this year for consumers. On the up side, we’ve made getting a knowledgeable head start on what’s to come super easy. So hit up the next page to check out the highlights of what was announced.
Conclusion: In iOS 5, we see Apple taking what some competitors have done better and implementing them in its own way. The parallels between iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger are impossible to ignore, same with the new iOS notifications and Android’s pull-down notification shade. iCloud brings cloud-based information and data storage to iOS, something that has always been one of the cornerstones of Android.
Conclusion: There are so many good, clever features included with this update that we whole-heatedly recommend upgrading to iOS 5. Those who prefer direct DropBox-style access to shared files and folders will find iCloud a bit restrictive and you'll gobble up that 5GB faster than you think, but the improvements to everyday features like the camera, alerts, free Blackberry-style messaging, integrated Twitter support and more make this an essential update. And of course, it's free.
iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes
12 October 2011
Summary: We've not yet met the iOS update that we wouldn't recommend, and iOS 5 is certainly the most far-reaching and feature-rich upgrade to date. That said, it's not without its bugs and strange behaviors. But it's clearly paving ground for a lot of key functionality in the future, and even a lack of polish shouldn't keep you from upgrading.
Pros: Finally makes iOS devices viable without computer, Notification system is vastly improved, Massive update plugs many feature holes
Cons: Reminders app missing logical features, Lack of dictation on older hardware disappointing, Twitter integration buggy in places
Snip, Snip: With iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple Cuts the Cord From iTunes
11 October 2011
Excerpt: Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 5, debuts Wednesday with an exhausting list of 200-plus new features. That’s enough new stuff to keep you busy nerding out for weeks. And despite that, the software’s focus is to cut the cord between your iOS device and your computer, so you can spend less time managing your digital content. With several interface improvements, new apps and new services, iOS 5′s goal is to get us in and out of our iDevices more quickly.
Excerpt: It seems like every time a major software revision comes along, it’s described as the “biggest ever.” In the case of iOS 5 , though, that might not be hyperbole—there’s hardly a part of Apple ’s mobile operating system that isn’t altered in some way by the latest update.
Excerpt: The roll-out of Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 5, is now underway and bar a few early troubles dealing with the demand, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are now exploring the new features the update brings to their devices.
Pros: Notifications are much better than before, iCloud and Wi-Fi syncing bring some great features, computer-free iPhone ownership,
Cons: Sharing could be better centralised, iMessage could let you know compatible addresses better, desktop integration needed to complete the picture, Reminders location services seem a bit limited in scope
Conclusion: Apple zet met de introductie van iOS 5 weer grote stappen. Steve Jobs heeft er nooit een geheim van gemaakt dat een goede uitvinder ook goed moet kunnen stelen en dat heeft het bedrijf dan ook gedaan. Door functies en ideeën van anderen te gebruiken weet Apple haar mobiele besturingssysteem weer een stuk completer te maken. De introductie van Siri is een grote stap voor blinde mensen, maar ook voor de normale gebruiker.
Pros: Volledig nieuw notificatiecentrum en verbeterd lockscreen;, iMessage maakt gratis SMSen mogelijk;, Veel minder afhankelijk van PC;, iPad krijgt veel langgevraagde toevoegingen;, Siri kan revolutionair zijn..
Cons: ..maar ondersteunt Nederlands en iPhone 4 (nog) niet;, Aardig wat 'leenwerk';