iOS 5 bad news, update removes iPad multi-touch gestures
Today is the day iOS 5 goes live to the public, it looks like it will happen at 6pm UK time and 10am US time, but this new update comes with some bad news. The iOS 5’ update removes iPad multi-touch gestures, ouch.
We know you have been waiting all day, and thank you for sticking with us. Many will be very happy indeed but original Apple iPad users will be left ripping their hair out after the update.
If you do own the original Apple iPad, we suggest you think again about updating to iOS 5 unless you do not mind losing your multi-touch gestures. A few gestures will be gone and the interesting part is that Apple brought to the table developers-only feature in iOS that allowed users to plug in their tablets to Xcode on a Mac, this was put in place to enable systemwide four- and five-finger Multi-touch gestures.
Multi-touch gestures allowed users to use the swipe feature with four to five fingers to bring up things such as multitasking panel, switch between running apps, pinching gestures etc, you know all the ins and outs so we do not have to go into detail.
If you really love Multi-touch gestures on your Apple iPad 1, stay away from iOS 5, iPad 2 users will still be able to use the Multi-touch gestures.
Stay with us as we will be writing a lot today about the new iOS 5, it will go live within the next 40 minutes or so.
Source – TNW