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The Mobile Contrarian: iOS 6 and its disappointing "new" features

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2012, 08:56 posted on

In case you missed the last few hours of news from pretty much every tech source around, iOS 6 was announced today, and Apple finally showed us all of the upgrades and features that will be available when iOS 6 launches in the fall...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:29 4

44. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Taco and Gallito seem to be avoiding this article...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:32 3

46. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco and gallito seem to be avoiding most articles in relation to iOS6. Thats very telling. I wonder if this is more or less disappointing than the i4s announcements. They were both major let downs with only copy cat features.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:15 1

58. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I am not avoiding any article is just that you guys are having a great time.. honestly most fandroids are behaving like kids saying the same stuff.. not wasting my time to engage in to discussing the same with each and everyone. whose mind is already set on what OS you and I prefer..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:47 2

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I think you're wrong about android users switching to iOS. They will in droves.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:26

61. saiki4116 (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


"Apple is willing to kick out all of the current turn-by-turn apps under the anti-competitive rule of not duplicating iOS features, Google should get through."

WTF i never heard of a such rule

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:05

69. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


there is a rule in the App Store that says that they can not mimic base features of the OS and thus wlll not be able to sell the similar app in the market place. Its been there the whole time, and every once and a while u see an article about apple removing apps from the market because of it. The kicker is, if the app has been there long before apple made it an "OS feature", like say Siri, the app and all like it will still be forcefully removed from the market once Apple calls its new app an "OS feature".
Basically, if Apple decides its new iOS maps application is a "feature", all competing maps/nav apps on the market run the risk of being forcefully removed.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:05 1

70. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Finally, Michael - you understand what Sniggly, remixfa, Whateverman, myself and a few others have been saying all along..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:34 2

79. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Michael your articles are BEST to read... you dont add HYPE or Magic to your words... they are straight forward and in detail...

i think the KEYWORDS to the whole article is "what apple calls new is NEW TO APPLE"

there are probably 300+ comments on this site from android users saying "nothing new here, android already has it"

its like they dont get it!!! apple users has NEVER had these features so its accurate for apple to say its "new"... it just so happens that the word "NEW" is a great marketing term...lol

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:57 1

90. aschamy (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I love Apple Devices and IOS's. But this time Everyone is right. IOS6 still lacks many things Android has as default. it seems like it has become a Hi-End Blackberry. its extremely elegant on the hardware, and extremely sober in the IOS.

So the way I see it. is that android phones are more versatile, maybe a bit harder to get used to and of course with absolute costumeisation, perfect for the teen, and teen in all of us that likes to be on the latest tech, games, and goes to work using whatever is in the loop.
And Iphones have gone to the buissnes end to cover the people who go to work very well dressed in suits.

thats the way I see it now a days. I currently have an Iphone, but I'm planning making "the switch" to a Samsung Galaxy S3... seems more for me.

Any way, new user, from Argentina, so Sorry if my typing has errors.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:35

109. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


What's up with your typing bro? Are you from Argentina or something?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:34 2

107. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


WAIT WAIT WAIT, I'm confused. I thought apple DIDN'T play catch up? Could it be gallitto and taco are complete f*cking morons who DON'T know what they're talking about?! MADNESS!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:54 1

113. jsavage321 (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Apple's stubborness will be the end of them one day

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 20:13

114. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LOL poor Michael always has to deal with this... sorry bro

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:45

117. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


i think they should name it iOS 5.2

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:12

124. thyces (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


there were alot of good points here
the article was excellent
but it seems to me that there is a bit of one-sidedness on this whole discussion,
i had my 3gs asking permissions for ALL incoming and outgoing connections
tom tom app anyone?
3g unrestricter?
siri added/extra prefs?
dream board can run "windows" tiles with integration of whatever social crap you may follow along with droid like themes, without a respring
almost all the features available in os5 i had running on os4 months before the announcements
sbsetting toggles
terminal app
aircrack can hack wifi networks
i even had an app that through google maps visually gave me cell tower range, connection strength and geocached all the info
apple is always behind, not behind android, but behind the jailbreak community
i would have to say a large portion of the "new" features are DIRECT ripoffs of cydia tweaks
it comes down to personal preference and intelligence. Not that one group of users is more intelligent than the other; its that within the groups there are individuals that actually utilize the full extent of their device,
and there are those that don't jailbreak

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 03:28

125. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Nice one Michael..........

Hope Jelly Bean comes to my Note.

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