iOS 6 is finally available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Shortly after announcing a whole new generation of devices, headlined by iPhone 5, Apple has finally launched iOS 6. The new Apple mobile OS is coming to the following devices either partially or fully: the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2, and the new third gen iPad. Long story short, if you have any of the devices listed above, head to iTunes to update your Apple device right away!
Most of the new features of iOS 6 can be summed up in one word: evolutionary (as opposed to revolutionary). Almost all the changes in this version of the OS build on existing features in preceding versions of iOS, and improve on it. However, there are 2 features which particularly stand out - increased Facebook integration, and the launch of the much vaunted Apple Maps app (and the consequent removal of Google Maps).
The vector graphics in the new Maps app make locking and zooming into a point in the map a lot easier than ever before. Turn by turn navigation is provided to all products that are a generation old now, along with a great looking 3D flyover effect.
Facebook is the most popular social network in the world by a mile, and with good reason. Unlike Twitter, Facebook manages to integrate almost any kind of content, without any trouble of 160 word limits, et al. Apple has recognized this, and made it a whole lot easier to share content to Facebook from anywhere inside iOS 6.
Siri can do a lot more now than before. Along with dictating directions in the new Maps' turn by turn navigation, it can be used to launch any app. Siri will also be found in the new third gen iPad at long last, as it was a glaring omission last time around.
Read more about the changes in iOS 6 here.