iOS 5 won't be available until the fall, but in the meantime BGR is reporting that after test-driving the developers beta for a measly two days they concluded, that so far anyway, it runs great and it runs very smooth, and it runs better than what they originally thought it would at such an early date. This is great news to hear indeed if your an iOS user and your looking forward to upgrading to iOS 5.
In fact, Jonatha S. Geller stated in his post:
"What’s incredible is that Apple’s first beta release of iOS 5 for developers already runs better than any production BlackBerry or Android OS phone, and in daily use, I haven’t had any major issues at all with the OS."
Wow! Now if that's the case, then just imagine what will be the case when iOS 5 is finally finished, polished and released? Wowser, that's what I say! Those are not the only incredible statements that Mr. Geller mentioned in his brief post either, as he went on to report:
"Even iCloud has worked flawlessly, and it’s in beta, running on a non-final release of OS X Lion, connecting to first beta versions of iOS 5 — it’s ridiculous if you think about how wide the gap is between Apple and its competitors. Photo Stream is, for lack of a better word, magical. Having all of my photos and videos wirelessly, automatically, and effortlessly synced to all devices including computers is fantastic. I also love having my device backed up once a day to iCloud — I don’t have to remember to plug it in, wait for it to sync, and back it up. Additionally, it’s almost a surreal experience to download an app on your iPhone and see it instantly download to your iPad as well, or vice-versa."
Of course, it's still early in the game, but if that's what Mr. Geller, after a measly two days is reporting, then iOS 5 is beginning to shape up as one-hell-of-a-sweet upgrade indeed, and it must be putting the fear of God into Apple's competitors right now. I can just imagine how Google and its Android partners are sweating it out just now, scrambling like hell to copy and improve what Apple is doing so the can add it to their own iPhone/iPad wannabes.
It's not only iOS 5 that is looking good either. OS X Lion now looks like it too will be another one of those 'one-in-a-hell' type of upgrades to boot, and especially considering that it's now beginning the process of merging both the best of iOS, with that of the best of the OS X desktop. This is natural when you really think about it, because even though many consider iOS to be a completely different OS than OS X itself, it's really not. In fact, iOS is nothing more, and nothing less then the mobile version of OS X and Apple could have easily named iOS, OS X Mobile instead.
As for the desktop version the news is also looking quite good as well, with eWeek reporting that OS X has several major advantages over that of Microsoft's Windows. Their post entitled: "Apple, Microsoft Operating System War: 10 Major Apple Advantages" goes on to list the ten following points:
1. The digital-only Lion
2. Lion’s multitouch
3. The Mac App Store
4. It’s making Windows a component in its strategy
5. The post-PC era?
6. Bringing mobile to the desktop
7. Making iOS devices more appealing
8. The “it just works” mentality
9. Resume to the rescue
10. Making developers think twice
So, be sure to check out eWeek's ten points in detail, and, in conclusion, just let me say that both versions of OS X, the desktop and the mobile version, are really beginning to look like they just might possibly be the very best apple crop to ever come out of Cupertino, and I mean like ever!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Thursday, June 08, 2011
iOS Illustration via: C/Net