Rumor: Improved notification system, widgets coming to iOS 5

By on May 28, 2011
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Apple to unveil much requested new features for the iOS at the upcoming developers conference.

If there one major, collective complain among iOS fans is that the current operating system lacks a good a notification system. There is no stackable interface were all the notifications could go, using an old-fashioned one-upon-one layered format that is now extremely cumbersome and outdated. Thankfully, rumors of a new notification system for the iOS have been hinted at, what with Apple acquiring app developer Boxcar, who developed a notification app for different services.

Now, TechCrunch is reporting that a new notification system is indeed in the workshop, and will be unveiled at Apple’s upcoming WWDC event. The report also mentions another new feature for the iOS: widgets. Currently, users have to rely on jailbroken apps like Lockinfo that works as an all-in-one notification area and supports add-on such as weather.

Of course, all of these are just rumors, so take it how you may. WWDC begins from June 6-10.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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