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New in iOS 5: All-new Notifications + iMessage

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, June 6, 2011
News Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod

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As part of iOS 5, Apple today demonstrated a new notifications system for iOS, as well as a new messaging service called iMessage. The new Notification Center moves all notifications into a new slide-down drawer at the top of the screen. All app notifications appear in this area, and users can tap on a notification to go the related app, or tap a small “x” to dismiss them; weather and stock information can also be configured to show up at the top of the drawer. The new iMessage system works very similarly to the iPhone’s existing Messages application, but also offers delivery and read receipts, typing indication, automatic push of new messages to all a users’ devices, and works over 3G or Wi-Fi.

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1

Wonderful. This is exactly what we’ve been wanting for ages.

Posted by Clint on June 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM (PDT)

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To those with jailbroken devices, this has been available for ages.  It’s called LockInfo and it looks extremely similar to this.  If jailbreaking is ever completely stopped, where will apple get its new ideas? smile

Posted by unusedal on June 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM (PDT)

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umm…excuse me but Android has had this feature since incpetion. I love apple but they totally stole this idea from google.

Posted by roderic on June 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM (PDT)

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