iOS 6 + Features
As expected, today at the WWDC 2012 conference, Apple announced the next generation of the iOS mobile platform for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Download iOS 6 (build 10a5316k) may be registered developers starting today.
iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch offers about 1500 new APIs for developers, as well as more than 200 new features, including 3D maps, improvements to the Siri voice assistant and Safari mobile browser, Passbook application.
IOS 6 supports FaceTime video chat over cellular networks (previously, the service only worked via Wi-Fi), and the Shared Photostream feature 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. Unfortunately, the rumor that the OS will not start on iPad 1 and iPod touch 3G 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 programs iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program. If you are a developer, then you can download iOS 6 today through iOS Dev Center from here .
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Apple announced the next generation of mobile operating system - iOS 6. The presentation was held at 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 on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch media players, replacing them with their own mapping application, became known in early May. The new maps in the iOS 6 operating system used a revolutionary three-dimensional view based on the technology of the company C3 Technologies, which Apple bought last year.
Due to the display of the local situation, users can see the road congestion - infomap (claimed connection with Yelp). The company is also working on its own voice navigation. At the same time hints pop up on the lock screen - there is no need to keep the application open. Of course, Siri is associated with Cards.
New features Siri
In iOS 6, Siri's voice assistant has new features: the function has learned to work with cinema schedules, can answer questions about sports competitions (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 launching applications with 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 build 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
In iOS 6, the long-awaited support for FaceTime video chat for cellular networks is implemented (previously, the service worked exclusively via Wi-Fi). Apple plans to merge subscribers on the basis of Apple ID and their phone numbers, and iPhone users can get in touch with iPad or Mac users via the cellular channel.
The new Passbook application is designed to combine the necessary documents as they are created in different applications or online services. The application can store e-tickets to the cinema or on the plane, discount coupons or other digital data. Users can link documents according to their meaning, location and other parameters.
The Safari browser in iOS 6 has been significantly redesigned. First of all, 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 the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. For example, if you work on a mobile device and then switch to a PC, then you can see all the open tabs and call any of them if you wish.
In addition, an offline Offline Reading List section is implemented, where pages for reading without the Internet are cached, the function of uploading photos to sites like Shutterfly and resources from the Smart App Banners. If the page has a link to the App Store, a notification will pop up indicating that the program can be downloaded from the store. In landscape orientation, Safari is possible full screen mode. Sharing photos has become easy through the Shared Photostream feature.
Another feature of the OS X 10.8 desktop platform that ended up in iOS 6 is known as Mail VIP. Using this feature, iPhone and iPad owners will be able to receive letters from important recipients already marked with an asterisk. Dedicated users will be synced via iCloud service between iPhone, iPad and Mac.
"Do not disturb"
Another innovation in iOS 6 is called “Do Not Disturb” (“Do Not Disturb”). In this mode, the OS X Mountain Lion operating system stops displaying pop-up information banners of the Notification Center. The special switch “Do Not Disturb” is located in the main section of iOS 6 system settings.
Apple claims that it worked very closely with Facebook on the deep integration of the social network into the mobile OS, thanks to which users can now write to the service directly from a variety 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 the regular OS notification system, and Facebook memorable dates will appear on the calendar of mobile devices.
Also, the new mobile OS has improved the ability to answer a call when you are busy: you can answer with a standard tap a standard SMS, or ask the system to remind you about the call later.
New in iOS 6.0 is also a system of restrictions for children, which will be able to limit the ability of a smartphone to operate with one application and eliminate the risk that the 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. Unfortunately, the rumor that iOS won't launch on iPad 1 and iPod touch 3G has been confirmed.
IOS 6 beta 1 can be registered developers starting today. The public version of the operating system will be available this fall.