Apple iOS 6:
June 20, 2012
The upcoming Apple ios 6 available sometime this Fall improves on ios 5 features and makes way for ios developers to incorporate these new capabilities for better apps. Apple ios 6 will be supported by the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad 2 and The New iPad. This will attract more tablet users to these devices and increase iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad sales. Maps, improved social networking and FaceTime, enhanced accessibility features, easier mail and redesigned stores are just some of the improvements. There are over 200 updates.
The Facebook social networking app has been fully integrated into iOS 6. You can easily share your pictures right from Camera and Photos. Your Facebook events can be found in Calendar and your Facebook pals profiles are accessible in your Contacts. You can even post your location from Maps. The Like button can be found in the App Store and iTunes. Now you can socialize with ease and have updated contact information without the hassle of entering it all.
When it comes to sharing photos, iOS 6 Photos application lets you choose the pictures you want to share and by tapping share, your images are sent to your selcted friends and relatives. Instant sharing via iCloud and photo streaming through Apple TV is a quick task with iOS 6. Your associates can make comments and let you know what they think. What makes it even better is that none of your photos affect your iCloud storage limit.
In addition to Wi-Fi, FaceTime can now be used over cellular networks on the device of your choosing. New calling features such as callback reminders and answer with text make it easier to handle calls when occupied with other tasks. There is even a Do not disturb mode with exceptions. With the new capabilities of Siri you can now tweet, post on Facebook, launch apps and can be used with the New iPad. You can get sport stats and news, get movie showtimes and view trailers, and get info on Restaurants.
Browsing with Safari now includes saved web pages for offline reading, iCloud Tabs that can be accessed from any device and the ability to load pics and video to ads or e-commerce sites (craiglist / ebay / social networking / and more). Find less effort to include photos and video in your email. It's a lot simpler now to read and compose emails in iOS 6.
In Applie iOS 6 you get Maps. Made by Apple, this navigation tool features vector Maps, audible turn by turn driving directions, real time traffic information (alerts / accidents / construction) and Flyover views of cities and landmarks. Another app to assist you on your travels and shopping is Passbook. With Passbook all you need to do is scan your iPod Touch or iPhone and you can check in for a flight, be alerted if there are any flight changes, redeem coupons and get into the movie theater.
If you should lose your iDevice, the Find My iPhone app helps you lock it and reports the location. Your device enters Lost mode making it inaccessible to any who has it. Your contact number is displayed on the lock screen so that you can be contacted. The Find My Friends let you know where your friends and relatives are. Useful to keep track of your kids.