It is believed by many people that the Kindle Fire has been a real competitor for Apple’s iPad since its release. In fact, although the iPad has had more sales for the first three quarters of 2011, Amazon’s newest Kindle has sold more in the final quarter of the year then the iPad has. The Kindle Fire sold many, many copies during the holidays this year, but should people have saved their money and instead bought an iPad? We here at TechPopper have had the opportunity to use both devices for a fair amount of time, and will be comparing based on three categories – hardware, software, and price.
Apple has just released iOS 5 Beta 5.
iOS 5 is a new iOS that will be released this fall. Beta’s have been released to registered iOS developers. You can join the iOS developer program for a reasonable price of $99 per year. Upon joining the iOS developer program, you gain access to helpful documentation, the newest version of Xcode and the iOS SDK, and, betas for builds of unreleased versions of iOS. Learn more about the iOS developer program at the official Apple developer website
And if you aren’t a registered developer for iOS, don’t try to put the newest beta on. Apple warns non-developers about trying to install the beta:
This version of iOS is intended only for installation on development devices registered with Apple’s Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state, which could necessitate an out of warranty repair.
Learn more about iOS 5 here