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Apple announces iOS 5: 1500 new API for developers, 200 new features for users - Beta today, release this fall

Apple senior VP of iOS, Scott Forstall, just announced iOS 5 and it comes with 1500 new API for developers and 200 new features for users -- including notifications, lock screen info, Newstand, Twitter, and more!

  • Notifications: Looks a lot like LockInfo, aggregates all notifications and you swipe down from the top to get them. They're non-obtrusive. Fade in to alert, then fade out and you can get back to them any time.

  • Lock Screen info: Looks like MobileNotifier (which is probably why they had to hire Haas). Swipe to go to voice mail, SMS to go to conversation view, etc.

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Secret Banners at WWDC, One More Thing?

With just minutes to go before the keynote at WWDC, reports are showing that there are 2 massive banners covered with black cloths.

There are 3 confirmed banners on display at WWDC, displaying the much-anticipated iCloud logo, iOS5 and OSX Lion, but what are under these black cloths?

Could this be a 'one more thing' at the end of the presentation? iPhone 4S? iPhone 5? Something More?

Don't forget to join our live meta-blog, where we'll find out exactly what is under those sheets.


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Jay Freeman (Saurik) on what iOS 5 might mean for Jailbreak at WWDC 2011

Cydia founder Jay Freeman talks to TiPb about what iOS 5 might mean for Jailbreak, whether or not Apple uses Jailbreak as a incubator for their own iOS updates, and where Jailbreak fits going forward.

Live from WWDC 2011, right before the keynote!

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iOS 5 to have BBM style message integration, better notifications, widgets, and more?

It's that time of year again and WWDC 2011 is upon us. We have our iOS want list up and if This Is My Next actually does have a credible source, we may be able to check off quite a few things.

Here's a list of changes from their source:

  • Messaging - The word is that Apple is readying its own MMS / SMS protocol which will be a native part of the phone. We’re not entirely clear on how this would work, but apparently it will be able to automatically identify iOS users and route the message accordingly.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, June 6

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Cube Dog: Cube Dogs are adorable, 3D, interactive pets that you can customize to your hearts content! They love it when you rub their tummies, they play baseball, and they even fend of ninja attacks. Build the perfect pet, and snap photos to share with friends! [Free - iTunes link]

  • Instagram: Now you can view photos that you've liked, add a link to your website in your profile, and auto-complete for hashtags. [Free - iTunes link]

  • ScoreMyDay: An everyday app to register your daily scores and achievements. It’s also a great way to share them with the world, without losing your privacy. Create personal, professional or common labels to identify each score class. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

  • Mighty Fin: Fin needs a vacation. He's signed up for Shady Sal's suspiciously cheap — and possibly deadly — Round the World Tour. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

  • PhotoNoter: This app makes it easy to write beautiful notes on your photos. You can write directly on the photo with your finger just like sketching or drawing with a pen. [$1.99 - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Follow along after the break to watch a trailer for Mighty Fin.

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Is this a screen shot of an iPhone running iOS 5?

TechCrunch has got its hands on a picture that may well be from an iPhone running iOS 5. The picture shows a notification bar at the top of the screen, under the time. The notification bar shows two new twitter mentions. Now this could very well be a fake; based on previous information that Twitter may be baked into iOS 5. We don’t know and neither does TechCrunch at this stage.

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iCloud to be more about replacing iTunes than actually streaming music? [rumor]

Could iCloud be much more than a streaming music service and data store? John Gruber of Daring Fireball seems to think so. He has put together a post on what he expects at today’s WWDC Apple keynote and reveals a snippet of fourth hand information that is quite interesting.

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WWDC 2011 meta live blog

WWDC 2011

Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote is here, and it's bringing iOS 5, (iCloud)(, and Mac OS X Lion loaded for bear. We'll kick things off about 12:45pm, so sit back, grab a beverage, and watch along with us for all the coverage, color, and commentary you've come to expect from TiPb!

Note: Apple hasn't announced a live stream, and unless and until they do, we're assuming there isn't one. We'll update if and when we hear otherwise.

Here are the go times!

  • 10am PDT
  • 1pm EDT
  • 6pm BST

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iPhone nano still in the pipeline?

While it may not be tomorrow's one more thing, could Apple be just about ready to release an iPhone nano? The Wall Street Journal claimed they were working on it, and while there may not be any new hardware at WWDC, there certainly could be soon.

If they do, would it be an iPhone 3GS style, non Retina device to keep compatibility, a third, HP Veer screen size added to iPhone and iPad, or a feature phone, shades of ROKR’s past?

None of those sound like ideal options. Touch targets on a Veer-sized iPhone would be tiny or congested, or another complete re-write for developers. A feature phone wouldn’t harness Apple’s App Store ecosystem. And we already have an iPhone 3GS that could be miniaturized a bit but would it be compellingly different than the original?

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