Newsstand for the iPad went live yesterday along with iOS 5, iCloud and all the other major updates Apple cranked out.
In case you haven’t had a chance to use it yet, Newsstand is a ‘smart folder’ that houses all your newspaper an magazine iPad editions and also offers a store where you can browse and install other digital publications for the iPad. It’s a lot like iBooks for iPad newspaper and magazine titles.
Wow. Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote event that just finished up a short while ago was like a thrill ride to follow. Full of great news for iPad and iOS users. Here’s just a few of the most exciting bits of news for iPad users:
— iOS 5 will be coming out this fall and packs over 200 new user features.
— One of those that may be a killer new feature for the iPad is a split keyboard, to make thumb typing in portrait mode on the iPad much easier.
— iOS 5 will make the iPad and iOS devices ‘PC Free’. No more need to connect to a PC to activate your iPad when you bring a new one home. OTA (Over the Air) firmware (operating system) updates. And OTA iTunes sync as well. Hurrah to making sync cables nearly obsolete.
— A vastly improved Notifications system. This one was top of just about every iOS user’s wish list for so long, glad to see it finally arrive.