BGR have been testing iOS 5 and giving daily updates of Living with the operating system. And the feedback is good with BGR declaring iOS 5 the one to beat. With features such as iMessage beating Blackberry’s BBM service, the notifications app working so well, the Reminders App and tweaks to Mail all cited as filling the gaps that iOS previously had.
Can’t wait for a consumer version, hopefully it will be even better. Also check out 9to5Mac for various other features they are constantly discovering within iOS 5.
UPDATE: Mayor Gilbert Wong has been quoted as saying that the Apple plans for their new Campus will be suppoted. “There is no chance we are saying no” to the Mothership, Wong said.
Steve Jobs presented plans to the Cupertino Council for a new Apple Campus.The campus will centre on a huge circular building with some ancilliary parking , R&D and Leisure buildings. The site will also focus on increasing the green space with an increase in trees and decrease in developed floor space.
Take a look at the presentation below. Looks pretty special and they have obviously taken time to consider the environmental issues facing such a large development including energy usage where they plan on using the national grid as a backup to an on site natural gas energy system.
The video of todays Apple Keynote is now available for one and all (with internet access 😉 ) from the Apple website.
Stock levels across Apple Retail Stores are often a good way of knowing if new lines are coming out and reports suggest that Airport devices (Extreme and Time Capsule) are running low on stock with rumours about what will possibly replace them.
Taking Time Capsule, an iCloud enabled device is widely rumoured which will download updates automatically and store them for your devices to upload – wirelessly – and in addition sling files to iOS and other devices as required including backing up the other way all wirelessly.
This makes a lot of sense and would add the extra zest to a wider iCloud service and enablement.
Many are hoping that annoucements over the future of iOS, OS X and iCloud mean additional announcements of new hardware and this would be a perfect fit.
Patently Apple are reporting a patent highlighting Apples plans for a Cloud media streaming service. But the article suggests there is something unique about the way the service is to be delivered.
To avoid streaming problems, the media source is partially locally stored. See Patently Apple for their full article.
Given the reports suggesting Apple has done a deal for media streaming with EMI and on brink of other similar deals, this all points to hopefully something imminent, perhaps as early as June at the next Apple Developers Conference.
Some reports kicking around this morning giving a clear indication of Apples plans to introduce Cloud streaming to our Apple devices. CNET is reporting a deal has been signed between Apple and EMI with other big players to closely follow. So it now appears its a matter of when not if and perhaps Apples annual June announcement will be the time and place.
So what about new hardware to signal the release of iCloud streaming from Apple, we are some way off normal new iPod announcements but with many reporting the iPhone update this year will not be until September, is it likely that Apple has switched the iPod and iPhone announcements this year in terms of their scheduling from past annual announcements?
We are likely to find out soon. So June could be a big month, Lion OSX, iCloud, possible new hardware and a revised MobileMe offerring which has been rumoured for some time. And then later in the yeat iPhone 4s or 5 and iOS 5?
Do you get the feeling the Apple machine is gearing to drop some pretty big announcements in the market?