We’re live at Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote and they have just pulled back the curtain on the new iOS 5. There has been speculation about whether or not iOS 5 will have a revamped notifications system and how Apple would go about the revision. Well, we now have that answer.
We're less than ninety minutes out from Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote - which we'll be liveblogging over at http://live.slashgear.com/ - but the leaks keep on coming. According to This is my next's source, the supposedly leaked iOS 5 notifications photo (shown here) isn't real, but it does show pretty much how Apple will be doing things in the updated mobile OS. Meanwhile, there's also some surprise messaging news that could leave RIM in hot water, along with lock screen tweaks.
One of Apple's biggest changes with iOS 5 is expected to be how the mobile OS handles notifications: out with the clunky pop-up boxes, and hopefully in with something a lot less attention-stealing and capable of dealing with the dozens of alerts apps are throwing up these days. TechCrunch spotted what's tipped to be the new system, flagging up a couple of new Twitter mentions.
Apple's WWDC 2011 opening keynote is just hours away - don't forget to join us for the SlashGear liveblog! - but that hasn't stopped the leaks, rumors and speculation. iCloud is already on the agenda, and according to a Cult of Mac source it's not just a cloud music service but a way to put your entire Time Machine backups onto a new, intelligent Time Capsule. What's currently a basic NAS will, they suggest, get an Apple A4 or A5 processor upgrade as the Airport Express is tipped to, and be able to host users' Home folders and make them available to any Mac OS X or iOS device.
Next Monday marks the opening day of WWDC 2011 where all the details on Apple's iCloud, OS X Lion, and iOS 5 will be revealed. There's been plenty of speculation on the iCloud, and now there's a new claim going around about iOS 5. An insider source has tipped that the new platform will be deeply integrated with Twitter.
Perhaps the two biggest topics of the week, the Google Wallet announcement and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.1 Mango unveiling, brought exciting new developments for the two mobile platforms. More speculation continued on what Apple has planned for next month's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil the new iOS 5, OS X Lion, and possibly the iCloud---iTunes cloud music service. In anticipation, Amazon's been competing even more aggressively to campaign for its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and the pertinent links to everything covered in the video.