Apple presented the most recent upgrades with software and services at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2011, including the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS 5.
IOS 5 is iPhone’s best bet against Android line up.
Below are the key takeaways from WWDC 2011 (Day 1)
10.39 am - Boasts about iOS
10.39 am - Over 200 million iOS sold to date.
10.39 am - It makes iOS the No.1 mobile OS with 44 percent market share
10.43 am - iOS 5 dubbed a major release, an incredible (release) for developers and customers.
10.43 am - 1500 new APIs and 200 new features
10.43 am - Walking the audience through the top 10 features
10.44 am -  Notifications
10.44 am - Criticizes the present notifications
10.44 am - Now with push notifications
10.44 am - Scaled beautifully
10.44 am - Better UI promised
10.44 am - Present notifications confusing and annoying
10.44 am - They interrupt user's work and show up strangely on the lock screen
10.44 am - When lock screen is unlocked, the notification list isn't persistent
10.44 am - especially if there are tons of notifications
10.44 am - So new solution: Notification Center
10.44 am - single place to combine and organize all notifications
10.44 am - Center can be accessed by swiping screen top to down
10.44 am - UI looks radically cool
10.44 am - Huge applause
10.44 am - No longer annoying notifications
10.44 am - Replaced by cool animations
10.44 am - Now by unlocking lock screen, user is directed straight to notification source
10.44 am - Swipe down to access Notification Center
10.44 am - Swipe up to exit
10.48 am -  News Stand
10.48 am - Access to most newspapers and tons of magazines (Apple has been quietly doing the hard work by tying up with publishers)
10.48 am - News Stand looks similar to iBooks but dedicated to magazines and newspapers
10.48 am - Automatic downloads
10.48 am - Can be read offline (is Amazon listening?)
10.51 am -  Twitter Integration
10.51 am - Twitter is important. Per week 1 billion tweets sent.
10.51 am - Now Twitter built into iPhone
10.51 am - Single sign-in for Twitter and all apps that use Twitter (user permission needed)
10.51 am - Twitter UI integrated with camera
10.51 am - Crowd claps.
10.51 am - Now tweet also possible from safari, videos from YouTube and locations from maps
10.51 am - Contacts also integrated with Twitter
10.51 am - Grabs photos for contacts
10.52 am -  Safari
10.52 am - 2/3 of all mobile web browsing done on Safari (!!!!)
10.52 am - with iOS 5, Safari looks even better
10.52 am - Now possible to email story content together with link
10.52 am - No more ads in pages
10.52 am - multiple pages can be parsed to single story
10.54 am - Reading list allows user to quickly save stories for later read (faster bookmark?)
10.54 am - Reading list can be synced across multiple devices
10.54 am - Safari now has tabbed browsing feature (!!)
10.54 am - Switching between tabs is “lightning fast”
10.54 am - Safari Reader gets rid of reviews and unnecessary content on page to help user dive right into essential stuff.
10.54 am - Webmasters may not be happy to hear this.
10.57 am -  Reminders
10.57 am - Now possible to make multiple lists and save them with dates to remind you.
10.57 am - Reminder can be location-based
10.59 am -  Camera
10.59 am - Now faster access to camera
10.59 am - Get access to camera even if screen locked
10.59 am - To access - double tap home button and the tap camera icon
10.59 am - tap volume up to take photos
10.59 am - Crowd cheers
11.02 am - Can now edit photos on iPhone
11.02 am - Crop and rotate function
11.02 am - Red eye reduction
11.02 am - Auto focus and auto exposure possible
11.02 am - auto-enhance possible using iPhoto
11.03 am -  Mail
11.03 am - Rich text formatting (!!)
11.03 am - addresses now draggable (drag and drop)
11.03 am - Flagging function added
11.03 am - Entire messages can be searched
11.03 am - keyboard enhancements (!!)
11.03 am - Now possible to drag keyboard up
11.03 am - split keyboard (ergonomic keyboard)
11.03 am - small keyboard possible (for thumb typing?)
11.06 am -  PC Free Function
11.06 am - Now no need to hook up with PC to access into iTunes
11.06 am - Right out of the box, iPhone greets you with 'welcome screen' with unlock (saves hassle from plugging into iTunes)
11.08 am - Delta updates available
11.08 am - Software updates now over the air
11.08 am - Just download only what has changed and not whole app/software
11.10 am -  Game Center
11.10 am - iOS is the most popular gaming platform on the planet.
11.10 am - 50 million unique game center users
11.10 am - Silence? No applause?
11.10 am - Apple takes a dig at Xbox - Xbox live around 8 years, they have around 30m users.
11.10 am - Game Center improved
11.10 am - More achievement points
11.10 am - Game Discovery
11.10 am - Recommend friends
11.10 am - Friends of friends
11.10 am - Turn-based games now supported on OS level
11.10 am - Games can be purchased/downloaded directly from Game Center
11.13 am -  iMessage
11.13 am - The new messaging service between all iOS 5 users
11.13 am - Crowd goes OOOOOO
11.13 am - High quality photos and videos can now be shared
11.13 am - I believe we have the best messaging client out there on the iPhone.
11.13 am - Alerts not annoying anymore (does not interrupt user in middle of game)
11.13 am - New features include delivery receipts and read receipts (to confirm if it's been read)
11.13 am - iMessages can also be pushed to all devices e.g. start a conversation on your iPhone and continue on your iPad right where you left off.
11.13 am - iMessages work with 3G as well as Wi-Fi
11.13 am - And everything is encrypted
11.13 am - Crowd claps
11.13 am - These are the 10 of the 200 new features in iOS 5. Something for everyone.
11.18 am - Developer seed is out. Customers will get iOS 5 this fall.
11.13 am - Wi-Fi sync to iTunes (crowd goes nuts!!!)
11.13 am - Now sync to iTune over Wi-Fi while iPhone recharges (and you sleep)