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164 New Features In iOS5!

It looks like the new iOS5 are giving developers a run for their money during the testing process. A total of 164 (and counting) features have arisen on ieatapples.com.

This is a list compiled for all those die-hard Apple fans out there who want to know exactly what’s packed in the new mobile operating system. iOS5 is likely to launch for the iPhone 4S later this year to give consumers a taste of the new software.

Analysts are still expecting iPhone 5 to come out next year, and it should be NFC (Near-fields communications) compatible. With NFC, users will be able to tap their phone against an eReader to pay for things. Below is a list of the first 20 changes in the new OS, and the above-link will give you all 164 updates. Check out http://www.ieatapples.com/ios5/ for the full list.

1. Updated Lockscreen
2. New Welcome Screen when you start using the phone for first time.
3. PC Free Activation.
4. Notifications Center
5. Quick Camera launch from Lockscreen
6. Stocks and weather built into Notifications Center
7. iPod app is renamed to Music with new icon.
8. New Videos.app
9. iMessage
10. SMS bubbles are green in color and iMessage appears baby blue.
11. Newsstand for Magazines and Newspapers
12. Ability to Create and Delete Photo albums.
13. System wide Twitter Integration.
14. New Twitter keyboard with # and @ buttons.
15. Ability to edit photos
16. Grid System in Camera
17. New rounded buttons
18. Notification Center has ability to sort notifications by “Manually” or By Time.
19. You can choose what applications to be included in Notifications Center
20. Ability to rename your device within the settings.

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