In their own conference i.e. WWDC 2012, Apple released the features of upcoming iOS 6. Apart from the current numbers like 650,000 number of apps in app store, 30 billion total downloads, 5 billion paid out to iOS developers etc. etc., Apple CEO talked about the next generation of iOS software. Before this official announcement, there were talks about the Apple’s own mapping system, Facebook Integration, Siri for iPad etc., now they are confirmed.
You will see new Map software (it’s like Apple’s own mapping software) with 3D capability (it looks beautiful in the screenshots).
iOS 6 is having more than 200 new features out of which the most talked about features are as below,
- New Map System – Apple kickout Google Maps as their default mapping system of iOS devices and introduced their own system. Apple Maps is having 3D capability mode and many more features. Some leaks of iOS 6 are suggesting that Apple is using TomTom as the data source for mapping system and showcasing that data on their own design system.
- Siri for iPad
- Improved Siri with data fetching from multiple sources like Yahoo Sports etc.
- deep deep deep Facebook integration
- Facetime on cellular connection (not just wi-fi)
- Better Priority system in Apple Mail
- Better Safari browser with iCloud tab, Fullscreen in landscape, offline browsing
- Something for differently abled people (someone with disability) – Guided Access
- Iphone calling with better options like instant reply or Callback reminder
iOS 6 Release Date
It is said that iOS 6 will come in this fall that means between September to November 2012. The beat of iOS 6 is available from today for the developers.
Compatibility with devices
iOS 6 will work perfectly fine on iPhone 3GS and better, iPad 2 and better.