Archive for October 4th, 2011

Launch of iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and iCloud

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

While the really important things in life are taking place at home, continuously (yes, the big little wonder Misha is doing great!!), one of the less important things in life took place in Cupertino today, when Apple officially launched some new goodies for the masses! πŸ˜‰

Not a ‘Stevenote‘, since Steve Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO over a month ago, so the presentation lost part of its usual charm, but nevertheless, enough news to keep the tech-world (and mainstream news) busy. Highlights of today’s presentation were the launch of iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and iCloud.

So, not the anticipated iPhone 5, but then again, what’s in a name…it got the ‘iPhone 4’ type of name because it looks exactly the same as the ‘old’ model, but the inside makes a huge difference (much faster, far better camera, and Siri, a voice controlled assistant!)…a iWanna have device, again! πŸ˜‰

iOS 5, available in a week, will improve the iDevice user experience a lot, with introducing a better Notifications system, the WhatsApp/PingChat type of ‘free’ SMS service called iMessage, system-wise Twitter integration, completely PC/iTunes free, and many improved applications (Reminders, Camera, Safari browser, Mail)…can’t wait! πŸ˜‰

Finally, iCloud is to me a kind of .mac/MobileMe on steroids with a LOT of potential that will probably be revealed in the coming year(s), for now it offers a set of free cloud services, such asΒ iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream and Documents in the Cloud, and it seamlessly integrated with Mail, Contacts, Calendar. When content changes on one device, all your other devices are updated automatically and wirelessly. Ha, and everything is stored…in the (i)Cloud! πŸ˜‰