It’s been a couple of weeks in which the world has focused on Apple – the passing of Steve Jobs, the release of iPhone 4S, the new iOS – iOS 5.
Here are some of the new features that impressed me the most but haven’t been widely promoted:
- Built-in dictionary,
- Improved Chinese Pinyin input method,
- Faster response when starting re-ordering apps,
- Syncing without locking screen,
- Simultaneous updating multiple apps.
The updating process almost went without hiccups, until I was going to bed and unplugged the device while it’s “restoring music and videos”. There was no warning message about do not unplug, and I foolishly thought it was doing it over the Wi-Fi. iTunes tried to continue the restoring process but more and more errors came up. Eventually, I sorted out all the problems and lost data and my iPod Touch continues to be an important part of my daily life.
Preview: I am planning on buying the new iPhone 4S, so more on that later! Update 10/16: An interesting article making me reconsidering my options: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20120919-64/steve-jobs-last-big-project-the-next-iphone/