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iCloud.com now live

The release of iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7.2 today will bring with it the public launch of Apple’s new iCloud service.

Accordingly, Apple has removed the “beta” tag from iCloud.com, the main portal on the web for features like Find My iPhone, Back to my Mac, remote wipe and lock. The site also provides access to iWork and your iCloud or “me.com” email and contacts.

For now it appears that only registered developers and those who have installed iOS 5 on a device (legally or otherwise), can login to the site.

Everyone else will be greeted with this message:

Stay tuned for more 🙂 Read more

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Apple set to release iOS 5 alongside Mac OS X 10.7.2 today

After months of waiting, the day is finally here.

Today, Apple will push the final build of iOS 5.0 out to the iTunes update servers for the following devices:

The links above are direct firmware file links so you can restore or update with option+click in iTunes.

The iOS 5 update includes iCloud, a completely overhauled notification system, Wi-Fi sync, Newsstand for reading magazines and newspapers, Twitter integration, a much improved Mail app, and the ability to setup and use your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone without tethering it to iTunes on a desktop PC or Mac. Read more

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iOS 5 due out October 12th

This morning at Apple’s iPhone event, Scott Forstall gave a quick presentation reviewing the major new features in iOS 5: iMessage, Safari features, Twitter integration and so on.

And now we also have a release date for the slightly-delayed iOS 5: October 12th. That’s the day Apple will likely push the final Gold Master seed out to the iTunes update servers.

The new OS will be available on the following devices:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod Touch 5th gen
  • iPod Touch 4th gen
  • iPod Touch 3rd gen

We expect developers to receive a GM seed later today or this week. Read more

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Apple invites press to iPhone event October 4th

This morning, Apple sent out press invites to an event scheduled for 10am Pacific time October 4th (next tuesday) on Apple’s campus in Cupertino.

As Steve Jobs is no longer the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook will lead the presentation while other Apple executives may take smaller roles on stage periodically.

For the past few years, Apple has used their annual WWDC event during the summer to announce a new iPhone model and to release the next version of iOS. Neither of those things happened this past WWDC, but iOS 5 is currently at the very end of beta testing so a release next tuesday would line up perfectly.

Apple is also rumored to be planning to release a new iPhone 5 model, containing the same A5 processor and improved graphics capabilities that debuted in the iPad 2 earlier this year, as well as a lower cost iPhone ‘4s’ model. Read more

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iOS 5 unveiled, to be available later this fall

iOS 5

Credit: Engadget

As expected, Apple revealed the next major upgrade to their famous mobile platform during the WWDC keynote this morning.

First, availability: iOS 5 will be available as a developer seed today, with general availability later this fall.

It will be compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, third and fourth generation iPod touch. It will be free for owners of all those devices.

Today, they walked through some major features of the new operating system.

Notification Center

This is an overhaul of the existing notification system in iOS which is in charge of telling you about missed calls, text messages, Push notifications and other events.

Previously, notifications would pop up over whatever you were doing and could not be reviewed at a later time if dismissed. Read more

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Apple to launch iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud during WWDC

WWDC 2011

Apple has announced that on June 6th, Steve Jobs will lead the WWDC keynote this year:

Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

Absent is any mention of a new iPhone model, leading some to speculate that the event will be purely about the new software offerings and of course, developers. This would be the first time since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 that Apple altered their schedule of releasing a new iPhone model each year at WWDC. Read more

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WWDC 2011 Preview

WWDC 2011

Apple has announced the time and place for their World Wide Developers Conference this year. It will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco June 6th through June 10th.

Over 1,000 Apple engineers guide you through five exciting days of in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs that demonstrate how to harness the incredible power of the world’s most advanced operating systems into your apps.

Apple currently lists 5 “technology tracks” that will be the theme of developer labs and sessions –

  • Application Frameworks
  • Graphics, Media, and Games
  • Developer Tools
  • Internet and Web
  • Core OS

In addition, Apple will once again be hosting the Apple Design Awards which “recognize technical excellence and outstanding achievement in iPhone, iPad, and Mac app design and development”. Read more

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