It’s yet to be revealed when iOS 5, the anticipated, new iOS, will be making its introduction to the public. What we do know are the prominent features that will be included with the revolutionary new OS, and one noticeable addition is the implementation of facial detection software and APIs.
The iPad is coming, but it may be a little light upon initial applications.
The guys at Wired noticed that there are some notable exceptions among the announced iPad apps, including Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather and Voice Memos. While these applications could be quickly available for download via the App Store, fury.com's Kevin Fox argued that these applications could arrive in the form of Dashboard widgets to begin with.
In his article, Fox theorized that a five-finger pinch motion could launch Dashboard and give access to these apps while a second motion would return them to the background.
Today John Gruber weighed in with what he believes the next iPhone will be comprised of. In a nutshell, it's everything we've been hearing recently, faster CPU, more RAM, more storage. However, Gruber believes that the next iPhone's CPU will be the most significant change. He agrees with rumors that it will be increased from 400MHz to 600MHz, but the increase in speed will be greater than you'd assume from a 200MHz jump. Agreeing with today's earlier rumor, Gruber believes that we'll see a next generation CPU in the new iPhone. The difference, as he pointed out, will be similar to the jump from a 486 PC CPU to a Pentium. With that jump will come greater overall performance in launching and switching apps, web browsing, and application performance.