Eerder dit jaar tijdens de WWDC liet Apple weten dat iOS 5 maar liefst 200 nieuwe features met zich mee zal brengen. iOS 5 is sinds gisteren officieel te downloaden via iTunes 10.5. Zo is iCloud geïntegreerd in bijna elk iOS-apparaat en we hebben iMessage. iMessage is een instant-messaging app vergelijkbaar met BBM/WhatsApp, maar dan exclusief voor iOS-apparaten!

De 200 nieuwe features zit u allemaal hieronder.


  • Free instant messages
  • Facebook button
  • Turn on or off in settings
  • Read receipts
  • Configure to use SMS when not connected to Internet
  • Group messaging
  • Ability to send photos and videos
  • Blue message bubble indicates it’s an iMessage
  • See if other person is typing a message


  • Location-based reminders
  • Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange integration
  • Support for iCal and Outlook


  • Dedicated area for news publications
  • Download more via the App Store
  • Background downloading
  • Changeable application icon


  • Add, rename or delete calendars
  • View attachments from within the app
  • Landscape mode gives weekly view
  • Default alert times
  • Year view (iPad only)
  • Switch days by swiping
  • Japanese calendar support
  • Buddhist calendar support
  • Page turning

Notification System

  • Notification Center
  • Displays missed notifications
  • Touching a notification takes you to the app
  • Clear notifications
  • Widgets: Weather and Stocks
  • Weather: Week view
  • New notification system
  • Toggle Notification Center
  • Choose how many recent items
  • View in lock screen
  • Banner style notification
  • Choose which notification for specific apps
  • Toggle app icons on or off
  • Custom vibrations
  • LED flash alerts
  • Sort notifications manually or by date
  • Enable or disable badge alerts
  • Slide specific notifications to go directly to its respective app
  • Displays Calendar tasks


  • Split keyboard
  • Emoji keyboard
  • Twitter keyboard, with @ and # buttons
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Hide keyboard icon

“PC free”

  • Wireless activation
  • Wi-Fi sync
  • Automatic downloads
  • Use a device while it syncs with iTunes
  • Over-the-air software updates


  • Create a free @me email account
  • Everything in-sync
  • Photo Stream
  • Find My iPhone
  • Online backup
  • iTunes in the cloud
  • iTunes Match
  • iCloud section of the Settings app
  • Purchase History
  • Buy more storage
  • Documents/Data Sync


  • Multitasking gestures
  • AirPlay Mirroring
  • Tone Store
  • Tones for individual contacts
  • Music app with new icon
  • New Videos app
  • Information on tracks
  • Send song details over Bluetooth
  • Delete individual tracks
  • New icons for Hotmail, Google Mail and Microsoft Exchange
  • Enhancements to the Mail app
  • Enhancements to the Notes app
  • Rounded toggle buttons
  • New welcome screen
  • Application data can be deleted
  • Traffic in Maps can be hidden
  • Game Center improvements
  • New color for SMS bubbles
  • Ability to rename a device in the Settings app
  • Disable Voice Control
  • Speak selection option
  • Assistive touch settings
  • Custom gestures
  • Native 1080p playback on iPad 2
  • Set left and right audio
  • Edit number in Settings
  • Personal Hotspot moved to Network section of Settings app
  • Remove custom website data
  • FaceTime section in Settings app
  • Pick message alert length
  • Separate settings for music and video
  • Learn More Links
  • Configure message alert length
  • Choose default account for Notes
  • Turn automatic downloads on or off
  • Unsecured calls warning notification
  • Multiple Apple IDs for different services
  • Access applications from the Lock screen
  • Make FaceTime calls without a SIM card
  • Define your own words in the built-in dictionary
  • App fades when crashing
  • Snooze alarms from the Lock screen
  • Sort friends using “points”
  • VoiceOver item chooser
  • Speak selected text
  • Multiple downloads
  • New voice in Voice Control
  • New maximum for downloaded emails: 1,000
  • Double-tapping the Home button in YouTube shows author
  • Configure AirPort
  • Support for Arabic
  • Native support for turn-based games
  • Updated Lock screen
  • Create and delete photo albums
  • Access camera from lock screen
  • Crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye in Photos app
  • Camera Grid
  • Lock Auto Exposure & Auto Focus
  • Font and time-stamp layout changes in Messages app
  • Cards app: Compose, Send, Print cards
  • Find Friends & Family app
  • Profile pictures for Game Center
  • Friend recommendations for Game Center
  • App Store in Game Center
  • S/MIME Security
  • Change device name via Settings app
  • Improved FaceTime video quality
  • FaceTime over 3G
  • More equalizer presets
  • New voices for Voice-Over
  • Help center
  • Application Updates in background
  • Voice roaming can be turned on or off
  • ‘Tell a Friend’ via AppStore
  • Advanced assisted touch gestures
  • Re-design for video time-line under Photos app
  • AirPlay FaceTime calls
  • Siri Voice AI (iPhone 4s exclusive)


  • Rich text formatting
  • Search through entire mail messages
  • Quote level control in Mail settings
  • S/MIME support
  • Flag emails
  • Mark multiple emails as read
  • Maximum recent email messages limit to 1,000 instead of 200
  • Swipe left or right from your  mailboxes folder list to navigate to other mail accounts


  • Private Browsing
  • Read Later
  • Reader View
  • Open link in background
  • Tabbed browsing (iPad only)

Twitter Integration

  • Single sign-on
  • Tweet from Safari
  • Tweet from Photos
  • Multiple Twitter accounts
  • Tweet picture from the camera roll
  • Tweet website URL from Safari
  • Tweet video from YouTube


  • Alternative route
  • Sponsored links
  • Contacts
  • Social network integration
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • LinkedIn
  • Myspace
  • Weather
  • Michel

    Wat een waslijst, hebben we dat allemaal wel nodig?

    • Tukkah

      uhm ja

    • Cydia Tweaks

      ik heb dat wel nodig!

  • skj

    Zie toch echt een boel dingen die al zo waren voordat iOS5 er was. Facetime zonder sim: best logisch dat die er al was , gezien dat een wifi-dienst is. Gmail calender was er ook al………denk niet dat het er 200 zijn. Misschien marketingtechnisch. Klinkt natuurlijk leuker dan ‘ the 127 new features in iOS5’ toch??

  • Kameran

    Ja veel dingen die ze opnoemen was ook in de iOS 4 beschikbaar. Die notifications vind ik wel één van de beste updates die ze hebben verricht