iOS 5 200 new features: "lesser" list

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nutmac, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Some of the items from the screenshot:
    • Emoji Emoticon
    • Personal dictionary
    • Typing shortcuts
    • Built-in dictionary
    • Alternate routes in Maps
    • Wirelessly sync Exchange tasks
    • Multitasking gestures: for iPad only
    • FaceTime mid-call invitation alerts
    • Improved FaceTime video quality
    • Hourly weather forecasts
    • Mass configuration
    • AirPlay Mirroring: for iPad only, turning Apple TV into Digital AV Adapter (sans 1080p support)
    • iPad split keyboard
    • Wirelessly sync iTunes
    • Real-time stock quotes
    • iTunes Tone Store
    • Smart Playlist sync from iTunes
    • Set tones for voicemail mail and calendar alert
    • New iPad Music App
    • Option to speak text selection
    • VoiceOver item chooser
    • Mail improved offline support
    • Custom vibration patterns
    • Accessible input for mobility
  2. onepoint macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2010
    Thank you for putting this list together. I'm excited about the personal dictionary, typing shortcuts, and custom vibration patterns the most.

    Anything to make some of these routine typos more bearable, as well as the potential for not having to type in my full email address each and every time I login, register, etc.
  3. Jcoz macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    Wireless sync of exchange tasks! Thanks for posting...I no long have to sync with my work computer for anything AND I dont have to chose another calander app...
  4. jalman11 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2009
    This is interesting

    I am probably being over-hopeful here... but it wasn't covered in a demo, so I'm assuming I'm reading too much into this...

    The website says this under the "notification preview area"

    Subtle notifications

    Tap a notification to respond from any app.

    Thoughts? Does this mean to open the ap the notification came from... or is it saying something else? Perhaps by release there will be a quick reply functionality?...
  5. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    that refers to the notification bar that appears at the top of the screen as per the demo -
  6. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Thanks for putting the list together! Great help :)
  7. jalman11 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2009
    Yes, I know. My question still applies. I'm thinking the answer is no, unfortunately and that the picture is poorly worded...
  8. Nyalotha macrumors member

    May 27, 2011
    *jumps for joy*


    Custom vibrations?! and replacing dragon dictation?

    Why the $^#$% didn't they announce some of this more prominently!
  9. nutmac thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Since Apple has not yet published all 200 features, some of the following items may actually be included. But I can't help but wonder about the status of:
    • Find My Device: Current Find My iPhone is quite limited (e.g., does not show your current location) and buggy (infamous authentication bug). It needs to become a native feature, possibly integrated into Maps app.
    • Navigation: speaking of Maps app, while alternate routes is welcome, it needs full turn-by-turn navigation feature.
    • Search: ability to search mail message is nice, but what about searching every fields within Contact (e.g., notes) and Calendar events and mail attachments?
    • Photos: needs album management and rating/tagging.
    • Faster App Store: frankly, I think App Store, iTunes, and iBookstore need to be a single app. But beyond that, they need to be faster.
    • Notes: um, folder?
    We should be getting the full list very soon as Apple releases developer preview.
  10. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    yea i was thinking SMS tones too -
  11. Terrified macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
  12. boca76 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Flash indication light for missed calls and alerts.
  13. Jcoz macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    Yeah, I'm thinking no quick reply.
  14. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    I noticed watching the keynote the the Mac App Store does delta updating (downloading just the updated parts and not the whole app every time). Does iOS do this as well?

    For instance, if TOMTOM (1.5gigs) needs an update, you currently have to download 1.5gigs and then install it, with a delta update you could download say, the 50 megabytes that actually changed instead of having to also get the 1450mb that didn't change between versions.

    It's on the MAC app store keynote slides, though in the keynote they run through that very fast and so far I don't see it mentioned for iOS except for full OS updates.
  15. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    I think they said it did! I really hope so! I think it would be too much data to do over the air updates with the entire update instead of the delta!
  16. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Now that I think about it, they probably did it for the over the air syncing to make it faster.

    They just have to! lol. Otherwise that would affect over the air sync as well.
  17. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Yeah so I really think it is delta updates. I really think I remember Scott saying it was!
  18. nelly29 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2010

    Wooohoooooo that is all I wanted :D
  19. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Agreed. This one is going to be big.
  20. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    The text shortcuts are so good. Basically a system wide Text Expander.

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