Besides the replacement of Google Map,
integration Facebook deeply into the whole system, Apple revealed its
tremendous improvement about both Siri and mobile phone features on iOS 6.
In the very first day of Worldwide
Developers Conference (WWDC) taken place in San Francisco (the USA), the
latest version of operation system for Apple’s mobile devices – iOS 6 was
announced. Instead of integrating plenty of new features or making a huge
change about the interface as iOS 5, iOS 6 concentrated on improving its
already-have main features.
Siri is the very first feature
mentioned by Apple on iOS 6
After 8 months existence together with
iPhone 4S, voice control feature of Apple would be added with information
searching ability which involved in results of sports, restaurant, eating or
movie schedule displayed on relevant tabs.
On iOS 6, Siri began to allow ordering to
start applications, along with new Easy
Free feature supporting control on several car brands. Apple also revealed
that there would be more available languages in the near future, such as
Italian, Canadian or even Chinese. One more important piece of information was
iPad 2012 would be equipped with Siri like iPhone 4S.
Facebook on iOS 6 is integrated
deeply into iOS 6
As the prediction, iOS 6 operation system
is the first version that Apple integrates Facebook deeply to the system, like
with Twitter before. Users can log in into Facebook in the Settings of their
mobile phones, link with phonebook of iOS, direct photo sharing from Gallery or
quickly upload status with shortcut keys in Notification. In iTunes Store and
Game Center, Facebook is also embedded by Apple; therefore, users are allowed
to “Like” the apps.
More polite “Reject Call” option for
the incoming call
Another interesting feature added to iOS 6
by Apple is polite Reject Call. Once there is an incoming call, users can make
a choice among answering, sending SMS or telling them that you will call back
as soon as possible.
Facetime will operate with 3G
“Do Not Disturb” mode appears in Settings,
supports users with options about turning off all notifications, phone ringtone
as well as messages when necessary like sleeping time. Apple added that
FaceTime on iOS 6 would be used to connect to the Internet instead of only
dealing with Wi-fi as both iOS 4 and iOS 5.
Safari web browser of iOS 6 has some
similar improvement like on Mac OS X Lion
Like on Mac OS X Lion, Safari web browser
on iOS has couples of new improvements such as iCloud tab browsing support and
Reading List which supports Offline reading mode. Besides, current users are
able to upload photographs directly from Gallery to many websites through
Safari. When surfing on the Internet in portrait screen mode on iPhone, the web
browser will automatically switches to Full screen mode and there will be no
The new map on iOS 6 in replacement
for Google Maps
Apart from the above mentioned features,
one tremendous change on iOS 6 in comparison with its older iterations is Apple
has made the data replacement of Google Maps in Maps application. Except the
data, maps on iOS 6 are refreshed in integration with Siri, allowing to be used
while in the Lock Screen. Moreover, Fly over 3D feature supports users to make
maps with 3D graphics format, similar with 3D Mode of Google Maps on Android.
Beside some tiny features, Mail also
supports VIP option
Mail application is supplemented with VIP
phonebook option with a private folder in the mail management. Toolbar allowing
quick picture and video insertion while composing mails is also added.
PhotoStream is a feature that Apple
renewed on iOS 6
Together with mail, PhotoStream is a
feature that Apple renewed on iOS 6 with supporting for comments from friends.
Passbook is actually helpful in some
markets like the USA
A brand new feature on iOS 6 is Passbook,
which allows management on tickets, digital cards of restaurants, movie
theatres or train stations, and airports. However, this application is actually
effective in countries with developed service system.
On iOS 6, App Store will be added up
The latest version of iOS includes a bunch
of feature improvement, for instant: Find My Phone or adding up iTunes music
gallery, App Store applications and Books into one.
Apple also told that iOS 6 would be
officially launched in this autumn. iPad 2, iPad 3 along with iPhone from 3GS
to later version and iPod 4 are devices which would be supported to upgrade
into iOS 6 officially in the incoming time.