Apple iOS 6: What Users Need to Know

Apple will be releasing its latest iOS 6 operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch anytime today in Australia. This new mobile software’s arrival comes with more than 200 new features led by the new mapping application and Passbook and some bug fixes.

Apple will be releasing its latest iOS 6 operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch anytime today in Australia. This new mobile software’s arrival comes with more than 200 new features led by the new mapping application and Passbook and some bug fixes.

The Cupertino-based company has for many times declared that this version is its best so far and would be a far better option than its leading rival, the Android operating system of Google, particularly its latest JellyBean. 

What users will not find on the iOS 6 when it debuts this Wednesday may be support for near-field-communication, as well as the departure of Google maps and Youtube app service. But with the improvements and enhancements made by Apple, there are few leading features that users will love and maybe change the way they live their lives. Here are a few of these feature niceties and improvements:

Siri.
This personal assistant application will take the leap into the newer generations of iPod Touch and iPad tablet, which is the first time for this application to depart its iPhone confinement.  As claimed, Siri becomes more intelligent and smarter because he can now be instructed to launch an app, find sports, movie and restaurant information. Siri can also now post your message directly to your Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Facebook integration.
With majority of the world’s population now on Facebook, Apple realised that by adding Facebook and making it fully integrated in many of the applications that come in the iOS 6, users can expect a more convenient means to update their contacts and calendar and interact with their social networks more seamlessly than ever before. This addition comes next after Apple added Twitter, which is another popular social networking site.  With iOS6 now with Facebook, users can also like apps and songs on the iTunes Store and App Store with ease.

PassBook.
Akin to a digital wallet, this new app courtesy of iOS 6 lets users to systematically store and organise movie or concert tickets, flight boarding passes, coupons, and other location-specific items in a single place. Users will no longer have to keep all the physical records in their purse or wallet and to never again experience being embarrassed for not remembering the expiry dates of coupons. Plus, PassBook can send alerts about an event when they get close to particular venue.

iCloud tabs.
The addition of the iCloud tabs in Safari will be a welcome addition as users can open the same home-grown Apple browser that they left open on their Macs on their iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. In other words, some gaps between those devices will now be bridged.

New and improved Mail.
In the latest iOS 6, users can now set up a VIP list using their mail to let them keep only the most important messages in a single, easy-to-locate spot. There is also a feature that lets users to more easily add photos or files to messages. 

New phone features.
These new features now allow users to decline calls, reply with a message and give users some reminders when to get back in touch with a person at a later time. There is also now a feature that allows users to set a Do Not Disturb mode that will not permit calls to go through. 

Panorama built-in.
With this awaited feature, users will be able to capture panoramic shots of their surroundings. Users will only need to make one simple motion to take images of up to 240 degrees, even vertically of any vistas or family reunion photo.

FaceTime over cellular.
Now, FaceTime will now work over cellular networks apart from Wi-Fi, which means the coverage of placing video calls becomes broader or wherever the users may be.

Maps.
After ditching the Google map service, Apple replaces this with an all-new map that gives more flexibility to users looking for directions, such as the turn-by-turn directions, interactive 3D maps and see real-time traffic updates via the Flyover feature. 

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