Photo Hints at iOS 5 Notifications Ahead of WWDC

Only hours ahead of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference keynote presentation in San Francisco, a photo hit the Web showing what appears to be a redesigned push notification system for iOS 5. Apple CEO Steve Jobs wills be using the keynote event Monday morning to show off the upcoming releases of iOS 5, along with Mac OS X Lion and the company’s new iCloud service.

iOS 5 push notificationsPhoto shows what could be new push notifications for iOS 5

The iPhone screen image, which seems to have first appeared in joeymendoza’s yfrog account, showed what appeared to be a drop-down bar at the top of the iPhone screen with an alert indicating two Twitter mentions. There isn’t any indication in the photo of how multiple notifications would be displayed.

The photo also shows a redesigned Camera app icon, which seems like an odd detail to include in a mocked up image. The font used for the notification bar doesn’t match the rest of the photo, however, which doesn’t seem like a detail Apple would overlook.

Without any supporting information to back up the credibility of the photo,  it should be seen as a nice concept for replacing the current push notification system that’s limited compared to Google’s Android OS.

Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote event is set to start at 10AM pacific time, and The Mac Observer will be on location providing live coverage. Live event updates will be available through TMO’s MacObserverLive Twitter feed.