iOS 6 + Features
As expected, today at WWDC 2012, Apple announced the next generation of the iOS mobile platform for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Download iOS 6 (build 10a5316k) can registered developers from today.
iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch offers about 1,500 new APIs for developers, as well as more than 200 new features, including three-dimensional maps, improvements to Siri's voice assistant and Safari mobile browser, Passbook app.
IOS 6 supports FaceTime video chat via cellular networks (previously the service worked only via Wi-Fi), and the General Photo Stream function makes it easy to share photos with friends.
What devices does the system work on? Fourth generation iGadget users can breathe a sigh of relief. iOS 6 is supported by iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G. The rumor that the OS will not start on the iPad 1 and iPod touch 3G, unfortunately, has been confirmed. The release of the public version of the new platform is expected this fall, simultaneously with the next-generation iPhone.
Download iOS 6 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV, as well as any other beta release, can only authorized developers participating in the iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program. If you are a developer, you can download iOS 6 today through the iOS Dev Center from here .
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Apple announced the next generation of the mobile operating system - iOS 6. The presentation was held as part of the WWDC conference, which started in San Francisco on June 11. iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch contains over 200 new features.
IOS 6 Features for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
The fact that Apple plans to abandon Google maps in iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets and iPod touch media players, replacing them with its own mapping application, became known in early May. The new cards in the iOS 6 operating system used a revolutionary three-dimensional viewing mode based on C3 Technologies technology, which Apple bought last year.
Thanks to the display of the local situation, users can see traffic congestion - info cards (communication with Yelp is announced). The company also works on its own voice navigation. At the same time, tips pop up on the lock screen - there is no need to keep the application open. Of course, Siri is associated with Maps.
New Siri Features
In iOS 6, Siri's voice assistant has new opportunities: the function learned to work with cinema schedules, can answer questions about sports (during the presentation, the program was able to answer the question of which of the two basketball players is higher). With Siri, users will be able to “slander” messages on Twitter, as well as launch applications using the voice.
In addition, Apple has signed agreements with a number of automakers, including BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda. They will integrate a voice assistant button in their cars. The button will be placed on the steering wheel.
Finally, Siri began to support new languages: Canadian French and English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Korean, Catalan and Chinese. There is still no support for the Russian language.
FaceTime over 3G
IOS 6 has the long-awaited support for FaceTime video chat for cellular networks (previously the service worked exclusively through Wi-Fi). Apple plans to unite subscribers based on the Apple ID and their phone number, and iPhone users can communicate with iPad or Mac users via a cellular channel.
The new Passbook application is designed to combine the necessary documents as they are created in different applications or Internet services. The application can store electronic movie or airplane tickets, discount coupons or other digital data. Users can link documents according to their meaning, place of application and other parameters.
Safari browser in iOS 6 has been significantly redesigned. Firstly, iCloud Tabs cloud tabs appeared in it. The service allows users to view a list of open tabs on phones, tablets and computers. A key feature of this feature is transparent synchronization between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. For example, if you work on a mobile device, and then switch to a PC, then here you can see all open tabs and, if you wish, call any of them.
In addition, an offline section of the Offline Reading List has been implemented, where pages for reading without the Internet are cached, the function of uploading photos to sites like Shutterfly and resources with Smart App Banners. If the page contains a link to the App Store, a notification will pop up stating that the program can be downloaded from the store. In a horizontal orientation, Safari is available in full screen mode. Sharing photos is easy with the Shared Photo Stream feature.
Another feature of the OS X 10.8 desktop platform that appeared in iOS 6 is known as Mail VIP. Using this feature, owners of iPhone and iPad will be able to receive letters from important recipients already marked with an asterisk. Users selected in this way will be synchronized through the iCloud service between iPhone, iPad and Mac.
"Do not disturb"
Another innovation in iOS 6 is called “Do Not Disturb”. In this mode, the OS X Mountain Lion operating system stops displaying pop-up informational banners of the Notification Center. A special “Do Not Disturb” switch is located in the main section of iOS 6 system settings.
Apple claims that it worked very closely with Facebook to deeply integrate the social network into the mobile OS, so users can now write to the service directly from a number of applications. The same level of deep integration is available for Twitter. In iOS 6, users will be able to receive notifications from Facebook through a standard OS notification system, and memorable dates on Facebook will also appear on the calendar of mobile devices.
Also, the new mobile OS has improved call answering capabilities when you are busy: you can answer with a standard touch with a standard SMS, or ask the system to remind you of the call later.
A novelty in iOS 6.0 is also a restriction system for children, which can limit the smartphone’s capabilities to one application and eliminate the risk that a child will open an application that is not intended for him.
Compatible Devices and Release Date
What devices does the system work on? Fourth generation iGadget users can breathe a sigh of relief. iOS 6 supports iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G. The rumor that iOS will not start on the iPad 1 and iPod touch 3G, unfortunately, has been confirmed.
Download iOS 6 beta 1 can registered developers starting today. A public version of the operating system will be available this fall.