What You Will Get from iOS 6
With the WWDC2012, apple has announced some exciting keynotes. iOS 6 is one of the most wonderful app. But what you will get from the new iOS 6? Here’s a rundown of what to expect from iOS 6.
From the above picture, we can find that there are some new apps added, like “shared photo streams”, “Facebook”, ” Passbook”, “maps”, etc. So first let’s have a look at what these apps can do for you.
Share Photo Stream
One of Apple’s key new features in iOS 6 is shared Photo Streams, giving users the ability to share sets of photos via iCloud with friends and family. Simply select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, choose who you want to share your photos with, and they’re on their way. Shared Photo Stream albums can push photos automatically to friends’ iOS 6 devices and Macs, with the albums also viewable on Apple TV or the web, and users can leave comments on individual photos shared through the feature.
With facebook integrated throughout iOS, sharing has never been so easier. Share a photo to Facebook right from Camera or Photos. Post your location right from Maps. Brag about a high score right from Game Center, or just ask Siri to post for you. Events and birthdays will automatically show in the Calendar. And your Facebook friends’ profile information is integrated into Contacts, so when they update an email address or phone number you automatically stay up to date.
Forstall calls Apple’s new app Passbook “the simplest way to get all of your passes in one place.” It can grab your boarding passes, tickets, store card apps (like Starbucks), movie tickets, and the like, and organize them. And when you get to the location where you need a pass, iOS can tell, and pops up the appropriate pass on your lock screen. And the cards are live: If your gate changes while you’re at the airport, the saved card in Passbook gets updated automatically.
iOS 6 includes an all new Maps app with vector-based map elements that make graphics and text smooth, and panning, tilting and zooming incredibly fluid. New turn-by-turn navigation guides you to your destination with spoken directions, and the amazing Flyover feature has photo-realistic interactive 3D views. Real-time traffic information keeps you updated on how long it will take to get to your destination and offers alternate time-saving routes if traffic conditions change significantly. Siri is integrated to help you easily find your way. Additionally, local search includes information for over 100 million businesses with info cards that offer Yelp ratings, reviews, available deals and photos.
Apart from the above new features you can expect from the iOS 6, there also some updates for the apps already in iOS 5, including siri, FaceTime.
We already have Siri in the iPhone 4S, it makes things easier. Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Now the enhanced Siri in iOS 6 will let you find more and more ways to use it.
• You can ask Siri the score of a game (e.g. NBA, NFL) and she’ll be glad to give you an answer. I doubt Siri is going to cover PBA.
• Can provide player stats.
• Can provide restaurant info through OpenTable and Yelp.
• Movie info through Rotten Tomatoes
• Siri can launch apps.
• Car integration
• Will be available to the iPad
FaceTime will finally support video chatting over cellular networks with iOS 6. But be warned: these chats run through around 3MB per minute, which will murder your LTE data plan in short order. Just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it’s advisable.
There are many other features for the iOS 6, and the iOS 6 Beta 2 is also available for download for developers. But for most apple users, the iOS 6 will come this fall, so you still have to wait.