Long ago we heard that apple is going to have a new operating system known as the iOS 6 and if I an not wrong then this will be released later this year and the company says its iOS 6 software will sponsor more than 200 new features but still then there lies some disadvantages and that is all devices wont get all the features. It will be a free upgrade for iPhones released since 2009, as well as last year’s and this year’s iPad models. It will also work with newer iPod Touch devices.
Features Of iOS 6
So the Apple devices will now have an inbuilt mapping program. In the past, Apple has given prominent billing to Google Inc.’s mapping app. But the two giants have now become rivals as people buy more devices running Google’s Android operating system. Google also has been keeping some features, including turn-by-turn directions spoken aloud, exclusive to Android.
Apple’s maps app will have a voice navigation feature. It will also have a real time traffic data and offer alternative routes as traffic conditions change.
It will also include “flyover” three-dimensional images taken by helicopters hired by the company to fly over major cities. Google said last week that it has been dispatching its own planes to produce similar 3D images that will soon be available on its mapping service.
This new software promises better integration with Facebook. Here you need to enter your password only once and then on you can post to Facebook from a variety of apps. You can also post about websites directly from Apple’s Safari browser.
Facebook will be integrated with Apple’s online app store so that you can “like” specific apps as well as songs and movies in iTunes. Events in Facebook’s calendar and birthdays of Facebook friends will also appear on your phone’s calendar.
This new iOS 6 will have enhancements to Siri, which interprets voice commands and talks back to the user and the best part is that it is also coming to the iPad for the first time. Siri was introduced in October with the iPhone 4S and Siri has been “studying up and learning a lot more,” says Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president for iPhone software. Siri’s sharpened intellect will be especially apparent when the voice assistant is fielding questions about movies, restaurants and other things, according to Forstall.
He also demonstrated that by having Siri tell whether LeBron James or Kobe Bryant is the taller basketball player. Siri replies, “LeBron James appears to be slightly taller” as the cards of both players are displayed on an iPhone screen.
Siri will now be available in more languages and in more countries. Apple also says it’s working with car manufacturers to let you use a button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri, allowing you to keep your hands on the road. Apple says General Motors Co., BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes are among the automakers that have promised to offer Siri integration in the next 12 months.
This new software will give you more options for preventing messages and text notifications from disturbing you at any point of time. You can also control how and when you get back in touch with people. If you can’t call someone back right away then you can set a reminder so that you can call that person back later or have a text message sent directly to the caller.
There’s a “call when you leave” feature that reminds you to call back when you are leaving a building or office. The phone can detect when you are leaving.
Apple’s new Passbook feature will be a central place to keep your boarding passes, tickets and gift cards.
When you get to a Starbucks, for instance, the device will bring up your gift card if you have one and if you have the location feature turned on. Likewise, when you get to a movie theater or baseball stadium, the ticket will pop up. Passbook will also alert you to gate changes and flight delays once you have a boarding pass stored.
Forrester Research analyst Charles Golvin suspects Passbook will be the foundation for a digital commerce hub that Apple is trying to implant on its mobile devices starting with the next iPhone. “This looks like a harbinger of a digital wallet that could handle a variety of transactions,” Golvin said.