Look, No Cables with iCloud and iOS 5

2011Oct19
Updated on 2015Nov09
by admin

We love all things Apple here at Unicorn (although Mike has slightly let the side down with the purchase of his BlackBerry) so, we were obviously keen to try out iOS 5, the latest operating system for iPhone, iPad and ITouch.

While the list of new features for iOS 5 is extensive, there was one benefit in particular that had caught my attention - iCloud lets you share calendars with friends and family, and it keeps your events in sync on all your devices. Surely this was too good to be true? Currently, I religiously enter events into my iPhone Calendar, and then write them on the paper calendar on the kitchen wall - hoping that everyone looks at it.

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time acting as a Personal Assistant for their spouse and children will understand that the promise of everyone knowing the dates and times of Parents Evenings, School Assemblies and other such events seemed to good to be true. But worth a try. 

After the simple process of updating my iPhone and iPad to iOS 5 and then applying an operating system upgrade to the Mac, we were ready. 

Sure enough, within 2 minutes, a wail of "I didn’t realise I was taking our son to the optician this Saturday!".

Thank you Apple, this is life changing technology for my family - the possibilities are endless.