Apple officially announced iOS 6, the latest generation of Apple’s mobile software for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, has finally been released On June 11, 2012. iOS 6 was released as a beta, but the final version will ship “this Fall”. As with previous releases of iOS (and its previous name, iPhone OS), iOS 6 is an iterative update to its immediate predecessor, though loaded with new features for both users and developers to explore. So let’s get into main point, So what do you expect in ios 6, there is much more to explore:
iOS 6 introduces Passbook
The new Passbook feature in Apple’s iOS 6 software for the iPhone and iPad, enables you to carry electronic tickets for anything from sports events to plane travel, or to have a digital loyalty card, and this looks to be a first attempt by Apple to create a unified digital wallet for the iPhone.
Obviously Siri Gets More Smarter
Siri is headed to the iPad for iOS 6 and comes with a few improvements. Apple’s friendly assistant is now available onto the big screen. iOS 6 adds Siri to the third-generation iPad, and improves Siri with several new features across both devices, including support for a substantial number of additional languages.
Some Cool Features are :-
- More powerful restaurant searching is included , Siri now tracks sports scores, player statistics, and start times for sporting events. Baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer are supported.
- Siri can now look up movie show times and locations, as well as cast members.
- Siri can now post Facebook updates, tweet over Twitter, and launch third-party applications—but, for now, not do anything else save take dictation within them.
iOS 6 has a new Maps app
This is quite easily the biggest change added with iOS 6. New 3-D view, which allows users to see polygonal representations of certain cities captured with satellite photography. Apple has totally redesigned the Maps app from the ground up, making it far more competitive with what Android has to offer in Google Maps.
Apple uses very clear signs to indicate the next two turns, and Siri’s voice is used to speak directions aloud. Users can ask Siri for assistance, such as locating a nearby gas station, and get help from the Maps application; automatic re-routing is also supported. The iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and third-generation iPad can all do 3-D flythroughs of cities and turn-by-turn directions; unfortunately, older iOS devices cannot.
Camera (Slight Changes )
Slight UI tweaks for the iPhone and iPod touch have replaced the once light grey bottom of screen bar with black, inverting previously dark still/video camera icons to become lighter.
Safari Gets More Better
Safari can now share its tabs on an iOS device with a Mac running Safari so you can browse on your computer and then move to your iPhone where the same website will be open. Sharing options for web pages have been expanded and given nicer-looking buttons.
Facetime Over Cellular 3G
FaceTime has been updated to allow video chats over cellular connections—at least, on the iPad 2/third-generation and iPhone 4S. As of the moment, no cellular switch is included for the iPhone 4. This may be bandwidth-related, or could be due to something else.
iOS 6 makes it easier to respond to incoming calls–or ignore them. A button on the right side of the screen lets you reply with a message (it can be canned or custom) or have your phone remind you later. The reminder can be based on time or location, such as when you get to work. A new Do Not Disturb feature lets you decide which calls get through, whether it’s individuals or groups you create. If someone calls multiple times within a few minutes, you can let that call through.
Music + Remodeled remodeled iTunes, iBooks and App Stores
As previously rumored, the latest iOS update features completely remodeled iTunes, iBooks and App Stores. A change, that Apple says, will give users a “new kind of shopping experience…”
The Music application for iPhone and iPod touch has been substantially redesigned cosmetically to mimic iOS 5-vintage changes to the iPad application, complete with wider buttons, as well as switching some of the graphics from black over to light grey.
Another cool feature is when you download an app, the App Store no longer exits and returns to your Home Screen; instead, you’re able to continue using the Store, and the finished download presents an “Open” button to take you to the app. The new app is presented with a “New” ribbon the first time you see it.
Adds VIP Email Inbox and More to Mail App
VIP inbox allows you to set up the Mail application to only send you notifications when certain contacts email you. That way you aren’t bothered with spam and other non-important stuff.…When you will receive an email from a VIP, you will be notified by an SMS-styles notification. VIPs have a start next to their names which will distinguish them from others. In iOS 6 users will also be able to insert photos and videos inline in messages. This means you no longer have to initiate emails with pictures or videos from the Photos app.
That’s pretty much it as far as major new features in iOS 6 Mail. There are a few other subtle changes — like the ability to swipe down to refresh your inbox, but otherwise, most folks won’t be able to tell a difference.