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iOS 5 Beta 2 Notification Center Now Shows Upcoming Calendar Events

Late last week, Apple released Beta 2 of iOS 5 to developers. The new release added a number of small features to the previous beta, including the activation of Wi-Fi sync.


One small but notable additional feature that we've been made aware of is the addition of upcoming calendar events on the Notification Center.

Apple's Notification Center is a centralized view of all your push notifications and widgets. A simple swipe from the top of the screen brings the notification center into view. See this video for the Notification Center in action in both portrait and landscape mode.

In the latest beta, Apple has also included calendar events for the upcoming 24 hours in the view, so you can see easily see your calendar appointments at a glance. There are no settings yet to adjust how far in advance you can see your events. Apple has announced it will be releasing iOS 5 to the public this fall.

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42 months ago
I like it. The added realism of 1 AT&T bar makes me know this is legit!
Rating: 10 Votes
42 months ago
iOS 5 is shaping up nicely.
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago
That linen texture sucks. Why did they think that was a good idea?
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago

I don't get why people always complain about this. How often are you really turning WiFi on and off that it becomes an inconvenience to press the screen three or so times?


Since battery is becoming the biggest issue of smartphones, turning off WiFi gives me more time. Besides the battery issue, every wifi spot bothers me with a popup message.
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
Everybody deserves a WiFi toggle on/off on notifications menu, even though it's not a notification. "Screen Unlocking -> Settings -> Wifi -> On/Off" SUCKS and takes much time. Please, Apple, solve this.
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago

Since battery is becoming the biggest issue of smartphones, turning off WiFi gives me more time. Besides the battery issue, every wifi spot bothers me with a popup message.


Just turn off "Ask to Join Networks" under Settings -> Wi-Fi Networks.
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago
Excellent. I actually took the jailbreaking plunge the other day, and the only tweaks that I found actually useful were calendars on the lockscreen (LockCalendar) and better notifications (MobileNotifier). Useful additions, but buggy as hell, and I'll be very glad when I can scrap them for iOS 5.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
I'm hoping they add options for this because it would be much better, at least in my opinion, that it shows the next X number of upcoming events regardless of how far away they are. Or at least a bigger limit than 24 hours. Maybe like 7 days.

And also hoping that it shows this on the lock screen as well. I wouldn't mind seeing my next 3 upcoming events.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
Original iOS 5.0 screenshot showed AT&T having 4-5 signal bars [shown below]


This outrageous and obviously 'photoshoped' image provided skepticism in believing that a new iOS was even coming.

However,

New iOS 5.0 screenshot shows AT&T having 1 signal bar [shown below]


New iOS 5.0 rumor confirmed.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

Just turn off "Ask to Join Networks" under Settings -> Wi-Fi Networks.


That doesn't stop it from constantly searching for WiFi networks, it just stops it from asking you if you want to join one if it finds one.
Rating: 2 Votes

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