iOS 6: Siri On iPad, New Maps, FaceTime On 3G, & Much More
The iOS 6 is the latest OS currently in development by Apple. This software is being developed for use with all of company’s mobile devices such as the: iPhone, iPod and iPad. This software has not hit the market yet, but the world was given a sneak peek at what this software holds at an unveiling at WWDC 2012. Learn more about the iOS 6 features and release date below.
When users download this software, they can expect a ton of new applications and improvements on exiting ones. Some of the new ones include: passbook and FaceTime which many users will welcome and love. Some improvements include: a better version of Siri, better maps and Facebook integration. They can expect to get all these applications and more in the fall of 2012, since there has not been an official date of release, set by the company. I am pretty sure we can put our money on it being released right before the iPhone 5 release.
The application called Passbook is an application that provides all types of electronic tickets. You can book and pay for your airline tickets with this app or you can buy tickets for concerts and sporting events with it, and redeem coupons. Most importantly, this application also provides updates on ticket information, which is necessary, especially for airline travelers. Passbook is so advanced, that it will pop up on the lock screen when you arrive at the airport, store your using the coupon at, or have your ticket pop up when you arrived at the concert.
FaceTime is essentially a video calling application. This was an existing feature on many Apple devices but it has finally made its way to 3G calling. The resolutions on any 3G network is clear, but depends on your carriers speeds, and you can have a real time voice and video conversation. This is definitely an application that many individuals will love. Don’t forget, data usage still applies so be careful as this can be a data usage hog.
The much talked about Siri has seen a make over of sorts. We have all been hearing about other voice assistants on other devices like the Galaxy S3, but this is making sure it is staying ahead of it’s competition. It is no longer a novelty application and can give a lot more information like whats the sports score, sports trivia, movie times, open apps, or just have Siri post something to Facebook for you. More importantly is that Siri is no longer exclusive to the iPhone 4s, it will also be integrated onto the New iPad.
This software also has a new maps application. Apple has always used Google Maps for previous phones but now they have acquired their own maps application. Many people have always downed the iPhone’s Map application since it did not have voice guidance and most of the time the ETA (estimate time of arrival) was wrong. Now you have turn-by-turn navigation that is spoken to you, view an area from a “fly over” view, and get real time traffic updates.
For those who like their social media, this software integrates well with popular sites of this nature. Twitter was already integrated into the iOS, but now they are putting Facebook into the mix. Therefore you can view your friends updates, post your location or add photos with ease. Best of all, you will not be restricted to those friends who own Apple devices, because this software can give you updates from friends with other smart phones as well.
Learning more about the iOS 6 features and release date will certainly have non-Apple believers taking a second look once it is finally released in the fall of 2012. They will be introduced to a ton of new and amazing features and will welcome some amazing improvements on existing features like Mail, Safari, Phone, and Photo Streams. The combination of which will make this the most talked about and loved iOS for some time to come.