1. cp9102's Avatar
    PPCGeeks.com [RUMOR] iOS 5 and MobileMe update for Apple may not be far away

    Looks like Apple may have yet another ios release planned.
    03-10-2011 01:51 PM
  2. shimojunk's Avatar
    I'll only be excited if my ViP4 is upgradeable to iO5
    03-10-2011 03:37 PM
  3. vangordernick's Avatar
    Do we know if the verizon iphone 4 is getting this update?
    03-10-2011 03:40 PM
  4. coltsbr's Avatar
    Do we know if the verizon iphone 4 is getting this update?
    I'm sure it will at some point. Only a matter of time.
    03-10-2011 04:08 PM
  5. epphllps's Avatar
    I'll only be excited if my ViP4 is upgradeable to iO5
    Haha no kidding. ViP4 will be stuck on 4.2.6 for the life of the device!

    If we don't get iOS5 at the same time as the GSM iPhones then Apple can't use the Android fragmentation argument anymore lol.
    03-10-2011 04:16 PM
  6. shimojunk's Avatar
    My grips with the iPhone and hopefully addresses in iO5:

    Better email options (aka read all), download attachments natively
    Better notification/alert system: different alerts for different apps and email accounts, better notification bar.
    Improved push notification: iPhone seems to be a hit or miss on push notifcations.
    03-10-2011 04:33 PM
  7. JasonR02's Avatar
    Haha no kidding. ViP4 will be stuck on 4.2.6 for the life of the device!

    If we don't get iOS5 at the same time as the GSM iPhones then Apple can't use the Android fragmentation argument anymore lol.
    Yeah, one of the reasons I made the jump from Android to the iPhone was because of the fragmentation. I was tired of having a Droid phone that wouldn't get an OS update until several months after it was placed on other Android phones. I thought the iOS would get upgraded at the same on Verizon as the AT&T one. If we don't get it soon I'm going to be a bit disappointed in both Apple and Verizon.
    03-10-2011 05:58 PM
  8. epphllps's Avatar
    Yeah, one of the reasons I made the jump from Android to the iPhone was because of the fragmentation. I was tired of having a Droid phone that wouldn't get an OS update until several months after it was placed on other Android phones. I thought the iOS would get upgraded at the same on Verizon as the AT&T one. If we don't get it soon I'm going to be a bit disappointed in both Apple and Verizon.
    Was certainly part of my decision as well. Though I am very confident that 4.3 is just a special circumstance I would rather hear it from the horse's mouth than sit here and guess all day. Apple should come out an say that VZW is scheduled to get it or if we are waiting until iOS5 for an update.
    03-10-2011 06:02 PM
  9. cp9102's Avatar
    I'm guessing the iPhone 5 when it comes out this summer (June) will come with ios 5 at which time then previous iphones (i.e. iphone 4) will be able to get ios 5. Just a guess as that would make sense, but then again what about any of this ever makes sense.
    03-10-2011 06:03 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Yeah, one of the reasons I made the jump from Android to the iPhone was because of the fragmentation. I was tired of having a Droid phone that wouldn't get an OS update until several months after it was placed on other Android phones. I thought the iOS would get upgraded at the same on Verizon as the AT&T one. If we don't get it soon I'm going to be a bit disappointed in both Apple and Verizon.
    Does the fact that your Verizon iPhone came with an OS, and personal hotspot capability that the rest of the iPhone universe didn't have contribute to your disappointment??

    We'll get an iOS update when it's ready, and known to work very well. I'm more than OK with that.
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    03-10-2011 06:05 PM
  11. tourstagefan's Avatar
    Does the fact that your Verizon iPhone came with an OS, and personal hotspot capability that the rest of the iPhone universe didn't have contribute to your disappointment??

    We'll get an iOS update when it's ready, and known to work very well. I'm more than OK with that.
    +1 for me.
    03-10-2011 06:37 PM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    It'll hopefully be announced next month.

    Fragmentation - a lot are really confusing what fragmentation really is. The current Android OS is 2.3, but there are devices coming out with 2.2 and I believe even 2.1 (xperia). When the Verizon iPhone came out, it didn't have an old OS, it actually came out with a more recent one. Also with apple, a majority (if not close to all) the apps are backwards compatible. A lot of apps now are made for Retina Display, but they still work on the 3GS and even 3G. Also, look at how Qik is made for specific devices. Qik for the Atrix or Qik for the EVO. Both on the same OS, but have to have different apps made for them.

    I do believe both will drop at the same time, but even if it is a month or two after the GSM version, that's not the same as what Google is doing with Android. Right now, I can't even use Tango with my Atrix, yet other devices may be able to use it.
    03-10-2011 08:15 PM
  13. epphllps's Avatar
    Duvi is definitely right about fragmentation. We make jokes about it but Apple is far from fragmented. Android is absolutely horrendous and I believe, unless they get it together, that a great OS will never reach its full potential.
    03-10-2011 08:32 PM
  14. generik777's Avatar
    Do we know if the verizon iphone 4 is getting this update?
    I hope you're joking.
    Also it should be fairly obvious that iOS 5 is coming. It gets updated pretty much yearly. And this article is misleading in that it makes people think that the OS will be released in April when it's more likely that it will just be announced and then released later.
    03-11-2011 12:52 AM
  15. chrstdvd's Avatar
    If U were to ask me, Apple has to many updates. It irritates me that every time I hook up the phone, there is another xx mb update.

    Just saying how I feel about the fact they do not do patches. Instead they do the entire os.
    Last edited by chrstdvd; 03-11-2011 at 05:11 PM. Reason: typos
    03-11-2011 05:10 PM
  16. epphllps's Avatar
    If U were to ask me, Apple has to many updates. It irritates me that every time I hook up the phone, there is another xx mb update.

    Just saying how I feel about the fact they do not do patches. Instead they do the entire os.
    As updates in general, far from too many. I do agree though about patches vs entire OS updates. Must be a reason for them to only offer a full ios update vs both full and patch.
    03-11-2011 06:18 PM
  17. chrstdvd's Avatar
    Yep I agree there must be a reason, like no scewups. But only hi speed I can get is Hughs Net and I only get so many MB a day and Apple can ruin my day. Otherwise I would not care.
    03-11-2011 06:24 PM
  18. BlackBerryBiker's Avatar
    I for one hope they roll out a free MobileMe (as has been rumored) with this, I just can't seem to cough up $100 a year
    03-11-2011 06:31 PM
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