Published On: 07 June 2011
Apple has announced that their latest desktop operating system Mac OSX Lion will have around 250 new features.
Apple Multi-touch has been built-in to Mac OSX, and Apple has eliminated scroll bars with Multi-touch being the only mode of scrolling. Full Screen apps have been introduced for the first time.
The Mac OSX Lion upgrade will be available for just $29.99 in July and will be exclusive to the Mac App store. For the first time Apple will not offer an upgrade disc.
iOS 5 will have more than 200 new features. The most touted feature of iOS 5 will be a new notifications scheme. The notifications window employs a drop-down with a swipe gesture.
iOS will now feature improved contact integration with social networks such as Twitter. A new messaging service for the iOS will be introduced exclusive to iOS device and will be on the lines of RIMs BlackBerry Messenger.
The iOS 5 update will be available in September of this year.
Apple announced its much awaited iCloud storage service which has been designed store all the data in the cloud making data synchronization among various devices seamless. It replaces the buggy mobile me and will be free for most parts unlike MobileMe that cost $99 a year.
iCloud will support iTunes. Users will now have the ability to sync all their purchased music on-to iCloud. Interestingly iCloud will not upload music if it detects it in its library and will automatically take it from Apple's library, eliminating the need for lengthy uploads.
All these iCloud apps will be free and Apple will provide 5GB storage, which will not include purchased music, app and Books. iCloud will be available in beta for iOS 4.3 and will ship with iOS 5.