Today I have been trying to get iOS 5 Beta on to my iPad. It is available to developers and I have downloaded it but can’t get it to install. I keep getting a error message. I have tried to follow the instructions to get it to work but nothing doing. Starting to wonder if it is because I am in Spain, it could be only available in the U.S.
Split Onscreen Keyboard
Looking good that there will be a split keyboard on the iPad so that we can type with our thumbs. This will be good for when you are holding the iPad and don’t have it resting on a table or something else. That will save us from having to use thumb extenders or trying to stretch them.
Apple have said that the last 1000 photos we take with the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch will be uploaded to our iCloud account and kept for 30 days. Well it is a bit more than that, the photos go to the iCloud but also come back down to our other devices so that we don’t have to think about transferring them when we dock the iPad to the computer. The photos will already be there. It is a rolling collection of our photos.
Save the shots you want to keep
Assuming that there are photos that you want to keep all you have to do is to move the photo in iPhoto to any other album. That will stop it from disappearing from the Photostream. or you can move a photo from the PhotoStream to the Camera Roll and that will keep it indefinitely on the iPad or iPhone.
Looks like this service will be pretty useful. iOS 5 isn’t coming to everyone until later in the year, developers can download the beta version to try it out. Which is what I am trying to do.
iPhone Decisions to Make
My iPhone3G still works but I like to use it for the iPod facilities much of the time, and that is not working well at all. So I am wondering what I should do about getting another iPhone. I could get one from Apple unlocked for 599 Euro. I have seen them on eBay for €450 and I am tempted.
Maybe though I would be better waiting until the next version comes out and I will get an iPhone 4 cheaper or get the next version if the new features are compelling. I did think about waiting until September when the new iPods generally come out and have one of those instead. With luck they will put in better cameras than there are in there now. I don’t make many phone calls.
What would be nice is to have an iPod with the capabilities of the iPad 3G. it would be really good to have the iPad in that small form factor and I really don’t need the phone calls.