Apple mobile operating system – iOS
- Apple has sold 250 million iOS powered devices.
- iOS 43% of market
- iOS 61% mobile browsers
- 500,000 apps on the app store (140,000 of those are for iPad)
- 18b apps downloaded – currently 1b per month
New Apple app released – Cards
Create greeting cards from your iPhone or iPod touch, customise with your own photos and text. Choose from several different categories. Save.
Apple will print and send on your behalf. US delivery confirmation $2.99 for card and postage. $4.99 anywhere else in world.
- Available 12 October
Recap of iOS 5
You can read about the iOS5 update in more detail in our WWDC June event iOS5 post.
Brieflly, there are over 200 new features, with the top 10 being:
Notifications, iMessages (pushed to all devices), Reminders, Twitter integration, Newsstand, Camera, Game Center, Safari (Reader, Reading List, Tabbed Browsing), Mail, PC Free (with wireless updates).
- Apple iOS5 will be available 12 October
Apple Event Keynote
Anyone wishing to watch the Keynote video in it’s entirety, can do so here -> Apple Keynote Oct 2011
“Let’s Talk iPhone”
The long awaited event has now been scheduled. Or so it would appear from invites extended (to people far more superior to myself) to an Apple event on 4 October. (source Mashable)
Now, I won’t call it the Apple iPhone 5 event – as that’s still heresay and conjecture – but it is expected as the event to unveil the next generation Apple iPhone. But just what will the Apple iPhone 5 (or whatever they’ll call it) bring – a bigger screen, a better camera (8Mp), more memory onboard. Oh and “Let’s Talk iPhone” … a hint at voice recognition? Also, in another twist, the event is being held at Apple’s Campus in Cupertino, not their usual style for a ‘big product media event’. So what gives?!
I’m sure there’ll still be “one more thing” even with Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook at the helm.
Interestingly, there’s no talk at all of a new iPod lineup.
What do you think will happen?
We’ll just have to diarise 4 October and wait and see!