Enterprise Mobility: Apple`s iOS 5 Beta Brings Fresh New Features

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-08-09 Print this article Print
The Same Old Look

The Same Old Look

Apples iOS 5 doesnt come with many basic design changes. But then again, why should Apple want to fix something that isnt broken? Both new and old iPhone customers will feel right at home in Apples latest mobile OS.
Apple's iOS 5 is an interesting addition to Apple's long line of mobile operating systems. On one hand, some will view the operating system as a nominal upgrade, since it doesn't feature any fundamental design changes. But to others, iOS 5 will be viewed a major upgrade, thanks to the addition of several useful new features, including iMessage, over-the-air updates and the ability to tweet content from many of the platform's built-in applications. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the newly released iOS 5 Beta 5. Although that version of the operating system might not be the final product everyone else gets when Apple makes it generally available, it's already close to being ready for public use. Furthermore, iOS 5 Beta 5 experienced no odd quirks while being used, and it worked just as Apple has promised for months now. And if Apple can bring that same level of quality to the final version of iOS 5, it might go down as the best version of its mobile operating system yet. Flip through the following slides to see some of the top features built into iOS 5:
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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