In case you have been living under a rock the past week on June 6th Apple held its annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) in San Francisco. Like many of the Apple keynote addresses this one was filled with many ooo’s, aaaahhh’s, clapping and whistling. We have come to expect big things from all the rumors we hear in the weeks or months before the event. After sitting down and watching the keynote all the way through I am impressed with all the new features brought to iOS5. The one thing I was looking forward to seeing were the updates made to the mail application.
Something I have always wanted to be able to do is add an attachment/pic after an email is already typed. You don’t normally start a desktop email with an attachment/pic first. When you send an SMS you can add it in the message at any time. I’m not sure how this keeps getting over looked, but since there are over 200 new features maybe this one will arrive at some point during iOS5 beta testing. Can it really be that difficult to add?
In previewing the new iOS 5 mail app Scott Forstall did showed us some useful additions to something that is pretty useful already.
Just a few of the new functions added are:
Rich text Formatting, which allows for BOLD, ITALICS & UNDERLINE .
This gives you the ability to move a link… Not sure why this is needed? Anyone?
Draggable addresses ( Speaks for it self).
Have any important emails that need to be addressed?
Search the Entire content of your messages:
Need to find a specific part of a message?
So those are just some of the features in the new iOS 5 mail application which were covered during the WWDC keynote address. I am sure we will see much more in the coming months since the release date of iOS5 isn’t until the Fall. That could mean as late as November or December based on how happy they are with the beta testing.
Let’s hope it goes well and we can all enjoy it sooner.