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Readers: Your chance to comment on today’s iOS 5 + iCloud news

We’ve posted a huge collection of news stories regarding all of Apple’s iOS 5 and iCloud announcements today, and wanted to give you all an opportunity to discuss everything in one central location in advance of our editorial on the topic.

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Did Apple impress you with the collection of features added to iOS 5? Are you excited or glad to hear about the free services coming in iCloud? Was anything really important missing today? Sound off in the comments section below.

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41

I’m very excited for iOS5, and very intrigued by iCloud. The iOS Messenger looks really cool, as a ton of friends and family have bought iPhones recently. Heck, with all the cool features in the new firmware, I think I will go get an iPhone! I had sold my iPhone to finance my iPad, but now my wife needs a new iPhone (she still uses a 1st Gen!), so I think I will get a pair of em!

iCloud looks cool. I like the idea of having all of my important data backed up daily, so if I have to restore, or worse lose my iPhone, I can just restore from yesterday’s backup and it would be like nothing happened- pretty neat. This whole iTunes Match thing I still don’t fully understand, but I think I may look into it. Problem is, I prefer 320kbps, not 256… I am by no means an audiophile, but I think I can discern between the two..

All in all, each feature by itself isn’t necessarily ground-breaking, but all together they put a crap ton of polish on the system. My only concern is that my iPad 1G already has issues with memory with not a lot installed. With SBSettings by BigBoss (yes, it’s a Jailbreak tweak) I am able to see my available RAM, and let me tell you, it’s not good. This is why (or at least most of the time it is) heavy apps crash on iPad. Infinity Blade? Crashes all the time for me, because of no memory… With no apps open, I have at most 80-95MB of RAM available. To put that into perspective, an iPhone 4 or iPT4G will be in the 300MB’s range, sometimes more, sometimes a little less. So yeah, I don’t want iOS5 to do to my iPad what 4.0 did to the iPhone 3G… hmmm

Posted by Imahottguy on June 7, 2011 at 6:45 PM (PDT)

42

Some interesting stuff.  Wifi syncing?  Thank God, finally!  PC-less setup and updating?  Awesome!  iCloud backup (probably) fabulous (assuming it works, and there aren’t issues with multiple users with different sets of contacts on the same iTunes account…).  Music match?  If there were streaming from the cloud that would be awesome—I have way too much music to keep on my iPhone, so having access to all of it (which I do now through iSub access to my home computer) would be awesome, but with no streaming, it isn’t really worth that much to me.  The notifications update is probably great, won’t really appreciate it until I use it.  Kinda wish they’d just let the weather app or stock app or whatever update their icon for some of this stuff personally, but hey, its a start…

Posted by Glenn on June 7, 2011 at 10:34 PM (PDT)

43

Does it mean no NFC for IOS 5 / iphone 5?

Posted by Ben on June 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM (PDT)

44

Oh it’s amazing how the Monday Morning Quarterbacks second guess, and the Saturday Night Coaches project…

I think that a lot of the things coming down the pike are VERY exciting. Some of the things don’t appeal directly to me, but unlike others I don’t actually expect Apple to spend their entire R&D budget on “What does Tory want in her Apple-sphere?”

The streaming, from what I’m understanding, is going to be similar to the old MP3.com where you could “upload” (although I think it will be a different access type) your music and if they had it available in their collection, by virtue of the labels allowing it, you could stream it elsewhere. As a teacher, I used to use this all the time for classroom atmosphere. I’m “hearing” that it will be high quality versions of the music, so even if you ripped at a lower quality you can stream it higher (depending on bandwidth). With the old MP3.com sometimes you couldn’t stream the entire album (even if you owned it) so it will be interesting to see how the service works. I’m not going to judge until I see it.

With the danger of sounding like I’m bragging, my music collection is HUGE (over 100GB). Like many, I’ve got music ripped from my original CD collections from the 80s and I still like to listen to it, so I do like the idea of being able listen to whatever I want whenever I want.

I’m thrilled with the notifications! Seriously seems like a small thing, but I am SO sick of watching something on Netflix and having “so and so is now following you on Twitter” pop up. Let me choose if I want to be notified or not!

I agree with #41. Even if everything isn’t out of the gate heaven on a plate, the fact is innovation doesn’t emerge from the head of Zeus like Athena…it comes out in dribs and drabs and takes lots of tweaks to become perfected…and then it starts all over again. I am thrilled to be a part of the generation experiencing it! I also often wonder if it isn’t more the chronologically “younger” generation whining more about things not living up to their pie in the sky expectatins. I STILL think my original Mac SE was magic in a little beige box, and have loved watching the growth from Apple (and other innovators) over the years!

As for whether someone else had it first, one of the things Apple does very well is make sure something just plain WORKS before implementing it. It may work BETTER down the line, but they don’t toss out something completely broken to see if it will fly. So someone somewhere created something first, second, or 33rd…who cares? I care that what I invest in works well for the majority of the things I need it to do, and concerns that are reasonable are addressed in a reasonable amount of time.

Posted by Teechur on June 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

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