iOS 5, code-named Telluride, was introduced by Apple during the WWDC 2011 keynote on June 6 and shipped on October 21. Tentpole features included Notification Center, Newsstand, Reminders, iMessage, Siri, integration with iCloud, and more. iOS 5.1, code-named Hoodoo, was released on March 7, 2012. The last version, iOS 5.1.1 was released on May 7, 2012.
WWDC 2011 Flashback: OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud and iTunes Match
As we head towards WWDC 2014 we thought it would be fun to look back at Apple World Wide Developer Conferences past, what they introduced, and what impact they made. Today let's take a look at WWDC 2011, where software ruled the day — OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud... Apple often peppers WWDC with some sort of hardware announcement, but not in 2011. That year it was all about the software...
How to setup and use text shortcuts on iPhone and iPad
Tired of typing out long words, names, email addresses, web addresses, or entire sentences over and over again? Well then, save yourself some time and effort and set up iOS keyboard shortcuts for any and all of the text you type regularly. By default, the iPhone and iPad ship with "omw" as a shortcut for "On my way!" but you can create and customize any shortcut you want. What's more,...
App Store Year Four: Subscriptions, iCloud offer fantastic new services... and controversies
In celebration of the App Store's 10th anniversary, we're taking a look back at its history, which in 2010 meant subscriptions, clouds, and more.
How to fix auto-brightness issues with iOS 6
Ambient light sensor readings got quite a bit of an overhaul in iOS 6, and now include Lock screen auto-brightness and better memory management. This has lead to many people experiencing issues with auto-brightness settings. iPhone 5 users in particular seem to be having trouble. If your auto-brightness isn't working under iOS 6, here's how to reset it and get it back in gear.
Apple updates Apple TV to iOS 5.1.1 (software 5.0.2)
Apple has pushed out Apple TV software version 5.0.2 (4250), still listed as iOS 5.1.1, but now with build number 9B830. The update is for both the 2010 Apple TV (720p) and 2012 Apple TV (1080p). Like with the last update, no new features are shown, and no new services seem to have been added, so this could just be another bug fix and performance enhancement release.
Best jailbreak apps for iPad
iMore's authoritative guide to the very best Cydia apps, tweaks, and more for your jailbroken iPad If you've already jailbroken your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 you'll probably want to start loading it up with the best jailbreak apps and tweaks Cydia, the jailbreak app store, has to offer. Cydia has tons of great apps that you just can't get on the App Store but if you're new to jailbreak you...
Best jailbreak apps for iPhone
Just jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone and iPad and looking for the very best apps, tweaks, and other enhancements to try out? With jailbreak comes Cydia, the jailbreak app store, and an amazing amount of software simply unavailable inside Apple's App Store. But which ones are the best? Which are the top jailbreak apps you simply have to try out right now? Below you'll find iMore's...
Untethered jailbreak your iPhone 4S, new iPad and more with Absinthe 2.0 for iOS 5.1.1
Absinthe 2.0 has launched and it provides support for a fully unthethered jailbreak under iOS 5.1.1 (and only iOS 5.1.1) for the following devices: iPad, iPad 2, new iPad (except the 2012 iPad 2, which will come later) iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4 Developed by a collaborative "Dream Team" between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team, Absinthe 2.0 and...
Untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak will reportedly arrive in a matter of days, support the new iPad [Updated]
The untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak should be released in just a matter of days according to a tweet by pod2g. Many people have been eagerly awaiting an untethered jailbreak for the latest version of iOS 5.1.1. It has taken a while for it to even look possible never mind become available.
Have you updated to iOS 5.1.1? [Poll]
Apple released iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad so I'm wondering -- have you updated yet?
How to manually update to iOS 5.1.1 with iCloud
It's been almost a week since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 but not everyone seems to have heard about it right away. Some may not have received or noticed the popup notification or badge on the Settings app to advise them it was available. Others may have been waiting to see what, if anything, iOS 5.1.1. did to battery life and performance before updating. Still others aren't updating until...
Apple updates Apple TV to iOS 5.1.1 (software 5.0.1)
Apple has pushed out Apple TV software version 5.0.1 (4224), aka iOS 5.1.1 (9B206f). The update applies to both the 2010 Apple TV (720p) and 2012 Apple TV (1080p). No new features are shown following the update, and no new services seem to have been added, so this could well be a bug fix and performance enhancement release.
Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
Apple has pushed out iOS 5.1.1, a free software update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. The minor point release focuses, as usual, on bug fixes and performance enhancements.
iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the Home screen?
At Macworld 2007 Steve Jobs pulled the original iPhone from his pocket, held it up high above the stage, and showed off the app launcher-based Home screen... that's pretty much remained the same ever since. That's not entirely true, of course. Apple quickly added the ability to create WebClip icons for websites, and to re-arrange and delete them. With iOS 2 (iPhone OS 2) they added...
Yelp app now integrated into Siri restaurant searches on iPhone 4S
iOS 5.1 landed earlier this month without much fanfare, but there's one nice little nugget that we hadn't noticed before; when searching for restaurants through Siri, tapping on listings will launch right into Yelp.