iOS 5 Beta 2 Notification Center Now Shows Upcoming Calendar Events

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Late last week, Apple released Beta 2 of iOS 5 to developers. The new release added a number of small features to the previous beta, including the activation of Wi-Fi sync.


    One small but notable additional feature that we've been made aware of is the addition of upcoming calendar events on the Notification Center.

    Apple's Notification Center is a centralized view of all your push notifications and widgets. A simple swipe from the top of the screen brings the notification center into view. See this video for the Notification Center in action in both portrait and landscape mode.

    In the latest beta, Apple has also included calendar events for the upcoming 24 hours in the view, so you can see easily see your calendar appointments at a glance. There are no settings yet to adjust how far in advance you can see your events. Apple has announced it will be releasing iOS 5 to the public this fall.

    Article Link: iOS 5 Beta 2 Notification Center Now Shows Upcoming Calendar Events
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    I may actually start using calendar if it goes out to a weeks advance notice and not just 24 hours.
  3. macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    Excellent. I actually took the jailbreaking plunge the other day, and the only tweaks that I found actually useful were calendars on the lockscreen (LockCalendar) and better notifications (MobileNotifier). Useful additions, but buggy as hell, and I'll be very glad when I can scrap them for iOS 5.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    Reminds my of my old MotoQ.
    I did miss those calendar appointments :)
  5. macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
  6. macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm hoping they add options for this because it would be much better, at least in my opinion, that it shows the next X number of upcoming events regardless of how far away they are. Or at least a bigger limit than 24 hours. Maybe like 7 days.

    And also hoping that it shows this on the lock screen as well. I wouldn't mind seeing my next 3 upcoming events.
  7. macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Shades of Intelliscreen by Intelliborn. I use this feature everyday. :)
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2009
    I'm hoping that iOS 5 allows you to "Open In..." for calendar events extracted from emails and such. I love the fact that "next saturday" in an email gets recognized and made into a link to create a calendar event -- I just don't want to create the event in the crappy default iOS calendar. I want to tap-and-hold and choose an alternate calendar app to use.

    I'd also like to see the ability to create location-based reminders/tasks for third-party apps since that iOS 5 reminders app looks pretty bare-bones.

    Don't get me wrong.... Calendar and Reminders are great default apps, but for the power-users who favor the more advanced apps, it would be nice if we can still leverage some of the niceties the default apps make use of.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    Great, now just include a Twitter Feed, some Phone Favorites and RSS Feeds, and I won't have to use LockInfo anymore.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    i would love to see a way to keep these on the lockscreen
  11. macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    I use the stock calendar widget for my 2.1 android, and it's such a useful feature to see what's upcoming. It's always on my homescreen, so as soon as I unlock the device it's right there. I can tap it, and I can get to my calendar app immediately.

    I know that Apple isn't a huge fan of widgets, but I really feel like Android gets it right there with allowing things like a calendar on the home screen. I doubt we'll see it in iOS 5, but having the info on the lock screen is at least a start. I wonder if other apps will be able to take advantage it, too...
  12. macrumors 68040

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    That's weird, I can't see any future appointments on my NC.
  13. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    That linen texture sucks. Why did they think that was a good idea?
  14. macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Is it just me or does the pull down handle of NC look out of place. Maybe it looks better on an actual screen, but whenever I see screenshots of it, it looks like the outline is too thick.
  15. macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2009
    Looks beautiful on the 'retina' screen in high res.. But for older iPhones and iPad it does look horrible for text.
  16. macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Good to see iOS calendar app getting some tweaks. I'm interested in how the reminders app works with notifications and also, on a semi-unrelated point, if the 'location' field in Calendar is finally a hot link to the Maps app.
  17. M-O
    macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    ... so i guess they didn't work. generally reminders aim to prevent you from missing calendar appointments.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Yes please Apple. Please put it on the lock screen too and let us specify how many days or a fixed # of upcoming appointments to see... Thank you.


    Guy who always forgets he had a doctors appointment yesterday.
  19. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2009
  20. acslater017, Jun 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011

    macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I don't have the beta, but it looks good to me. A simple, dark pattern that differentiates the notifications panel from say, a Settings panel.

    In many Apple products, the linen has come to represent "nothingness" for temporary or extraneous UI elements - the Dashboard background, the iOS folder background, the Final Cut Pro X Timeline background, the OS X Lion login screen, and now the iOS 5 Notifications background. (EDIT: oh, and the new "PC Free" setup screen")

    It's more interesting than a pure black/white/whatever, but not so detailed as to be distracting. Classy, IMO. :cool:
  21. macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
  22. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Exactly. I hope there's a toggle switch that says "View on lock screen"
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2005
    Don't know about you, but my lock screen is filled as it is. It'd be nice to have it as an option for those that rely heavily on their calendar over email/messages/phone.
  24. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    how come no weather on the ipad

    the notification center in ios 5 shows weather on the iphone not on the ipad. thoughts?
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
    A week, a day, a month, an hour ? You can set up your personalized reminder within calendars itself. You will get reminded by mail... but you may should start using mail clients as well then...

    This is just a "don't miss on" kind of information. I like this feature.

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