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iOS 5 Beta 2 Reveals New Features

Apple is marching on towards the completion of iOS 5 and has recently launched the second beta of its upcoming iOS; the version has brought some interesting findings including Wi-Fi syncing, Mac Rumors (opens in new tab) reports.

Users will be glad to learn that the iMessage keyboard recedes when they are scrolling through past messages, which means they will no longer have to leave the conversation to remove the keyboard.

Over-the-air updates have been confirmed by new strings which appear to suggest the updates can take place over Wi-Fi or 3G. This means iOS users will no longer have to sync their gadgets to their computer to update their iOS devices.

The Cupertino-based company is now offering support for a CSS property that lets developers integrate ”native iOS scrolling” functionality into their web apps.

Scrolling does not at present function as smoothly with iPhone web apps compared to native iOS apps. When users scroll their Contacts or song list, they can fling the list, let it go and the list will continue to scroll at high speed. But this does not happen in the case of iPhone web apps because web views on the iOS smartphone have no 'momentum' when scrolling.

This functionality is likely to be easily integrated in web apps for iOS 5 since Apple now offers support for Nitro JavaScript (opens in new tab).

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