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WWDC 2011: iOS 5 Bringing Wireless Syncing

June 6, 2021 | Matt Tran

Apple announced earlier today at the WWDC 2011 that wireless syncing would finally be coming to their devices with iOS 5. This new feature will be known as “PC Free”, providing over the air updates.

It has been a busy day for Apple at this year’s worldwide developers conference and they delivered what was expected and what they said they would. We saw the unveiling of their iCloud, which includes several features that look pretty cool. OSM’s Debbie Turner has posted an article rounding up all of the best features on Apple’s cloud, which can be seen here.

Engadget has reported more details on iOS 5, with OS X Lion also being unveiled as expected. We brought you the news earlier that Steve Jobs had the initial “iCloud” concept 14 years ago, as well as its launch affecting Spotify’s chances of successfully launching in the US.

Android users had started to get comfortable with wireless syncing and so it was important that Apple introduced it. Gotta Be Mobile has reported that when an iOS 5 device is first activated from now on it will say “welcome” instead of asking for a wired connection to your PC, all of the deeds will now be done over Wi-Fi.

As you can see in the images kindly provided by Engadget, wires are going for good, and another brilliant wireless feature that Apple will be launching is their OTA delta updates. These will only give you what has changed with iOS, helping to stop data usage from running riot. The only question left is, will we be seeing the iPhone 5 launch with iOS 5 this fall? Leave us your thoughts on this and if you are pleased with the new features Apple unveiled.

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