iOS 5.1 to launch with new Notes app?

By , Feb 18, 2012


iOS 5.1 is rumored to launch around the same time as the iPad 3, with an abundance of new features. The new features include Japanese language support for Siri, a new camera slide button on the home screen, and the possibility of Siri support on the iPad 3. iOS 5.1 has been in beta for quite awhile, but hasn’t hinted at any of these features.

iPhone Hellas has reportedly obtained a screenshot of a new robust note taking app that will be launched on iOS 5.1.

The iPhone’s note taking app has remained mostly the same since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. According to the report, the new note taking app will now feature bulleted lists, links, underlined text, the ability to change the font color, and more.

There are still much more robust note taking apps on the App Store. Many have the ability to recognize hand writing and arguably a prettier user interface.

iOS 5.1 is rumored to launch March 9th, two days after the rumored announcement of the iPad 3 on March 7th. iOS 5.1 is rumored to launch with new wallpapers and an abundance of new features, as already stated.

What do you think of the Notes app?

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  • Anonymous

    When I create a new note in iOS 5 sometimes I notice when I come back it created a duplicate. I do sync with iCloud but the only device I have is my iPhone. Is it a glitch?

  • http://twitter.com/Asad_1nfam0us ᗩsad ᔕhahab (Wild ᗩ)

    Yeah, about time they’re gonna update it

  • http://twitter.com/michaelhernandy michael hernandy :)

    Not to be rude, but notes already has the ability to show links… That’s not a new feature. It shows website links as well as calendar links.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reanimationxp Drew Alden

    Some basics would be nice (bold, strikeout, etc) but this seems like a bit overkill. Also not sure how that’s going to work syncing with Outlook considering it doesn’t support any of that..

    I’m calling BS on this one.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TW52777EPQR5RLVKDQ5CYCCYQ Andrew

      Definitely not BS. Mountain Lion’s notes app will have these features, so the iOS notes app will be getting an upgrade.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TW52777EPQR5RLVKDQ5CYCCYQ Andrew

    Makes sense. With mountain lion having the new notes with features like “Choose fonts, styles, and colors. Add photos and attachments.” iOS notes would need this to sync properly.

  • http://twitter.com/hxclos Carlitos 

    I recommend Simplenote because unlike Apple’s Notes, Simplenote lets me view and edit notes across all my devices through their app and website. Because Apple’s Notes is an app, you can only access them through an iDevice. Apple is planning to bring this “app” to Mountain Lion meaning you still won’t have access to your notes through a PC. If I were Apple, I’d add Notes to their iCloud website. Until then, I’ll continue using Simplenote.

    • Anonymous

      You can see, edit, and add your notes in iCloud > Mail. Works on a “PC.”

  • Anonymous

    yawn @ 5.1 update…

    • Anonymous

      i agree .. apple is too damn upgrade happy and their upgrades are seldom hat great iPhone 4S anyone?

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like they’re expanding upon Mail’s popup menu features (Bold, Italics, Underline).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=737400316 Brandon Lynn

    Seems likely they will try to add the features announced in the Mountain Lion Preview to make syncing notes more useful. That would mean adding images also.

  • http://twitter.com/eduardomart Eduardo Martinez

    Boring, just use Evernote

  • http://twitter.com/shauntham Tham Ye Yang

    I think it may be updated to have features such as adding photos into the notes. Judging by the notes application in the newly-announced Mountain lion which has the ability to add photos and is supposedly going to be synced across all devices including iOS devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000917635658 Jason Guess

    I’m gonna have to call this one fake. Too many fonts. Also why would Apple make there notes app that advanced? They have a document editor for iOS. It’s called Pages. It’s jailbreak tweak and now there is a new jailbreak tweak mimicking it. :P