1. Mac OS X “Lion”
The new version of Mac OS X will incorporate many more elements from iOS, like touch gestures. It’s also only $30, and available through the Mac App Store.
2. More efficient iOS notifications
Instead of managing multiple pop-up bubbles, notifications will align themselves at the top of the screen.
3. System-wide integration of Twitter
Each app will now allow you to easily tweet out photos, YouTube videos, and links.
4. Location-aware reminders
These reminders can be set so that if you go to a specific location you need something from, iOS will notify you so that you don’t forget.
Like Research in Motion’s BBM service, iMessage is an iOS-to-iOS messaging program that avoids text charges and caps.
6. Wireless syncing
Calling this the “post-PC” era, iOS users will now be able to simply login with their Apple IDs and sync all their devices.
7. Volume button = camera button
For faster access, the left-side volume buttons can now open up the camera as well.
The biggest announcement was “iCloud,” which will give every iOS user a free 5GB of storage, and allow you to store documents, photos, music, calendars, contacts, and emails online.
9. Instant-access iTunes purchases
Now you’ll be able to buy a song on iTunes and immediately transfer it to your iOS device.
10. iTunes “scan and match”
For $25 a year, Apple will scan all your music files—regardless of their source—and convert them so that they can all be accessed through the cloud.
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