Comprehensive iOS 6 features roundup made easy
We’ve been bringing you plenty of news about Apple’s next major mobile operating system since details were revealed at WWDC last week. iOS 6 is set to release in the fall and many expect it to tie in with the launch of the iPhone 5. The new operating system will bring with it a huge amount of new features and it can be pretty difficult to keep up with all the details and so today we have news of a comprehensive iOS 6 features roundup.
One of the biggest changes is the new Maps app that departs from using Google and other additions and improvements for iOS 6 that we’ve told you about in recent days include emergency and disaster alerts, stricter user permissions and some of the ways that iOS 6 may change the way we use our iPads. There’s a whole swathe of improvements though and what better way to keep informed than a list that will be updated as each new feature comes to light.
That’s where a useful report on iDownload Blog comes to light. They’ve come up with a detailed list of iOS 6 features split into various categories for easy reference. Categories include the Phone app, Facebook integration, enhancements to the FaceTime app, upgrades to Siri, the aforementioned Maps app, minor changes to the Clock app and Safari enhancements. Other categories are changes to the Photos app, details of a new app called Passbook, a new Mail app, the redesigned App Store, changes to Settings and finally a Miscellaneous section.
Each category then includes a list of the differences that will come with iOS 6. For example under the Mail category there are details on changes such as VIP lists, Pull-to-refresh and In-app attachments while under the Safari category you’ll see further details under iCloud Tabs, Offline Reading List, Media uploads and Full-Screen. There are various new changes under the Miscellaneous category too, such as a separate Podcast app, Retina friendly shutdown spinner, a new UI in the Music app and Custom Dictionary in the cloud to name but a few.
Ultimately we have to say this is an extremely useful list and we have no hesitation in recommending it. Remember though that iOS 6 will not be coming to the original iPad but will support the iPhone 3GS onwards as well as the iPad 2 and new iPad (3rd gen) as we told here. We shall of course continue to bring you developments about the next iOS upgrade and have already begun our iOS 6 countdown until its release in the fall. If you want to check out our iOS 6 articles so far then head here.
Let us have your comments on iOS 6. Which of the changes or improvements that you’ve heard of so far will be the most important to you? Are there other changes that you’d hoped for that have not come about?