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Topic: iOS 5

iOS 5 adoption on iPhone nears 38%, but iPod touch lags behind at 12%

11/08/2011, 09:11 pm

38 percent of iPhone users are running iOS 5 within weeks of the software's release, but iPod touch users have been slower to upgrade, with just 12 percent running the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, according to a new analysis.


Hidden panorama mode discovered in Apple's iOS 5 Camera app

11/07/2011, 10:11 pm

Hackers have discovered a hidden panorama mode embedded within Apple's Camera application on iOS 5, though the feature does not appear to be completed.


Security researcher finds code signing flaw that opens door for iOS malware

11/07/2011, 07:11 pm

A newly discovered iOS security flaw could allow disguised malware capable of stealing user data to bypass Apple's stringent security measures and enter the App Store.


Apple testing second beta of iOS battery fix for iPhone users

11/04/2011, 02:11 pm

Apple is apparently working quickly to publicly release iOS 5.0.1, as evidenced by the company's second beta in two days released on Friday.


Microsoft raking in 100k users a day from easier Hotmail setup in iOS 5

11/03/2011, 02:11 am

The addition of easier Hotmail setup in the Mail app of Apple's iOS 5 has led to a surge in activations for Microsoft, with almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices logging in to the email service every day.


Developers experiencing activation issues with iOS 5.0.1 beta

11/02/2011, 08:11 pm

A number of developers have reported being unable to activate their devices with Apple's new iOS 5.0.1 beta, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple engineers working with iPhone 4S users to fix battery woes

10/28/2011, 03:10 pm

Responding to complaints of battery life issues with the iPhone 4S, engineers from Apple are said to have contacted customers directly in an effort to solve any issues.


Nintendo profits evaporate as gamers turn to Apple's iOS

10/27/2011, 11:10 pm

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo revealed on Thursday that it lost $925 million over the six months ending in September due to a sharp drop off of game and console sales, even as healthy sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad continue to establish iOS as an alternative gaming platform.


Unlike Apple's iOS, Android phones not getting updates

10/27/2011, 03:10 pm

While Apple rolls out iOS updates rapidly to its iOS devices three years after their release, Android phones often ship with outdated software that is rarely updated, even during the device's original contract term.


Newsstand app brings Condé Nast 268% boom in subscription sales on iPad

10/26/2011, 03:10 am

Magazine publisher Condé Nast announced on Tuesday that weekly digital subscription sales of its titles jumped up 268 percent following the arrival of Newsstand and iOS 5 on the iPad earlier this month.


Apple's iPhone remains top device for mobile ad impressions

10/25/2011, 07:10 am

New data shows the iPhone and iPad ranked first in various mobile advertising statistics for the third quarter of 2011, though Apple's iOS had a 28 percent total share of mobile ad impressions -- or half of the 56 percent seen by Android devices.


Apple aggressively pushing iOS 5 deployment to users

10/20/2011, 10:10 pm

Apple is pushing hard to make sure iOS users upgrade to the latest and greatest 5.0 version of its mobile platform, with the result of making it easier for developers to build and test their apps as well as simpler for users to stay current with the latest features.


Siri integrates with iOS phonetic name records to speak contacts correctly

10/20/2011, 08:10 pm

If the new Siri voice assistant feature in iOS 5 isn't recognizing or pronouncing the names of contacts correctly, entering a phonetic name field in the contact may solve the problem.


Apple's iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011 coming to 9 cities worldwide

10/20/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple has confirmed that it will bring back its Tech Talk World tour this year, with the iOS 5-focused tutorials coming to nine cities between November and January.


iTunes Match settings now visible on iOS 5 devices

10/19/2011, 05:10 pm

Support for Apple's new iTunes Match service is now active and configurable in non-developer devices running iOS 5, indicating that it will soon roll out to the general public.


Users report file syncing issues with Apple's iCloud & iOS 5

10/19/2011, 09:10 am

The Documents & Data syncing feature of Apple's new iCloud service has proven problematic for some users, who say that their files were unexpectedly deleted.


In depth review: Apple's iPhone 4S running iOS 5

10/19/2011, 09:10 am

Apple's iPhone 4S, at first glance, seems largely to be a refreshed iPhone 4. It is, but it also is not, thanks to three powerful new features that transform what has been the world's most popular smartphone into a vastly improved new version of itself.


Twitter CEO points to Apple as 'corporate mentor' as iOS signups triple

10/18/2011, 02:10 am

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said in an interview that the company views Apple as a "corporate mentor" because of the two companies' common focus on simplicity, while noting that iOS signups for the micro-blogging service have increased three-fold since the release of iOS 5.


First Look: Using iPhone 4S with Siri voice assistant (with videos)

10/14/2011, 11:10 pm

Most of the new features in iOS 5 simply run faster on the iPhone 4S, but one major new feature is exclusive to the new model: Siri voice assistant. Here's a look at how it works in action, responding to a variety of requests.


First look: Setting up the new iPhone 4S with iOS 5

10/14/2011, 06:10 pm

Thanks to iOS 5, iPhone 4S marks the first generation of iOS devices capable of being fully setup and activated without ever plugging into iTunes. Here's what the process looks like.