Apple recently announced the latest updates to it’s iOS platform, which runs on the Apple iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone devices. The latest update (iOS5) includes 200+ new features and improvements to the platform. I’ll highlight some of the biggest improvements below why they may not be good for innovation and for Apple in the long term.
It was a well known fact notifications on iOS were intrusive and lacked any real use other than to do a very simple basic function of notifying. The new notification center improves on the old poor implementation and actually adds value. Albeit looking very similar to that of Android and WebOS. Many would argue Apple has ripped off the two aforementioned platforms, but I think they’ve not only done that but improved on it, and probably in a way neither Android nor WebOS could have done if they had attempted. All in all this is good for both Apple and it’s competitors. A great example of how improvements can be carried out and upgraded.
…you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center.