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iOS 6 Review

0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2012, 03:06 posted on

September 19 has come, and for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, this means only one thing - iOS 6 is here! Having the new OS up and running on our iDevices in no time, we've had enough time to check it out and lay our thoughts on paper... that is... the digital kind of paper that our website... is, and... stuff. Yeah, so, iOS 6 - disappointing to some, but inspiring to others - did Apple really manage to provide a substantial update to its venerable mobile operating system, or did it just add a few gimmicky features, trying to make it look new, distracting from the aging visuals that many want to see renovated? We'll try to answer all of these questions and more - right here, right now...

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:15 26

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Apple Maps doesn't hold any ground to Google Maps, it's kind of pointless to make it. Also, I wonder if Siri is still smacked down by Google Now, or have they closed the gap on that one?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 05:16 7

20. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Also i have lost Youtube and for now there isn't the official app for the iPad

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 07:55 3

28. Scyllax (unregistered)


After Apple's own mapping app levels that of Google's, Google maps will be pretty much far superior ahead of Apple's, and that is an opinion based on facts. You just can't beat a competitor who has that total experience and massive database.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:10 3

38. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


nokia maps is just as good as google maps so apple is not just weaker than google maps

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:51 8

37. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


nothing personal but Ray is very biased when it comes to apple (been reading his articles for quite some time). after reading this article it feels like ios6 is perfect and magical. and idk how can he say that visually ios6 is better than JB. i am running AOKP JB 4.1.1 on my galaxy nexus and ios does not even come close to it in terms of looks and functionality both.
now waiting for a hate mail from iphonearena.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:29 4

49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Apple's problem is going to be that people are used to Google Maps. Anything short of that will not be seen favorably. So in theory Apple's Map will start to be just like a Google Maps clone. Just like iOS6 is just more & more Android features, the same will be said of Apple's Maps application.

iOS6 = nothing new that has not been done on Android for years now. Basically morphing into an Android clone.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:50 4

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Exactly. People were bashing Android for being an iOS clone, and now every year iOS is getting more and more like Android, except Apple doesn't implement those features into iOS as well as how they are in Android

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:34

63. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


The problem here that in moving to their own inferior mapping product over Google's, it's clear that this 'feature' is intended to benefit Apple, not the customer. That doesn't bode well for the direction of the company.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:17 9

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Yawnnn...,, looks like ios 4.2.1...however, the new 3D map looks great

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:32 19

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


ICS on my note is better than this
Waiting for jb on my s3

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:14

61. SleepingOz (unregistered)


This is how to make it looks better!

How to Theme your Android Phone like a Mega Boss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUwpoDmvUe8&feature=g-all-u

"Quite the contrary - iOS continues to look better and arguably more refined than any other mobile phone/tablet UI out there, with stock Android 4.1 coming close, but not quite there yet."
Ray, REALLY??

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:34 18

4. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Hey Apple, welcome to 2010 with voice navigation. Public transportation navigation? Not there. Let's face it, the I5 took a big hit with Google Maps being removed.

Welcome to 2011 with LTE.

Still no NFC, and half of the phones (Sprint & Verizon) can not use data and voice at the same time.

It's a good phone, but doesn't live up to the hype. Apple still has to catch up. Many of the new features are ones Android has had for years. These articles always fail to mention that. A new and exciting feature!! For Apple users anyway.

The author wasn't as one sided as others I have seen on here. Not a bad article. Although I didn't see anything about fragmentation. Did I miss it? Every time there is an Android update, there are five articles about Android fragmentation.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:47 2

5. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


You bros sound mad ?¿

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:48 3

6. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Booring :/ it sould be called ios 1.0.0.0.0.1. No visual changes, replaced great mapping by google by some homebrew trash, siri can say two more sentences and they stole fb integration from wp 7, and they have the audacity to call this a new os iteration. Wow... I mean wow...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:57 3

7. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Looking at these pictures - it's like playing"spot the difference" game.
I lost. Haven't spotted any in most of them.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:01 9

9. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


ray s. your articles are so biased.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:28

65. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Ray S is such a biased prick.lol.. I know a lot will say if I don't like reading it, then don't read it. Fine, this'll definitely be the last time i'll read an article from a biased writer.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:07 2

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


I really love the facebook intergration :)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:23 2

39. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


It's revolutionary... for iOS users.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:18 4

11. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Google maps trending on twitter people not liking apples

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:27 3

14. Yositokotukukita (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Not much changed in IOS 6 but this review isn't very deep, was specting more details..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:35 1

51. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I concur.... What happened to 200 new changes/features? I counted around 5 in Ray’s article.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 05:07 3

17. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


so much for apple's 'AMAZING REVOLUTIONARY!!!!!' maps.
http://gizmodo.com/5944672/apples-new-3d-maps-turn-your-world-into-an-apocalyptic-horror-show?post=52813413
fltover sucks. Google Maps ASAP for my iPad!!!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 05:14 1

18. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Last night I updated iOS 6 in my iPad 2, 2 issues.
1. Keyboard is not coming when I compose a new mail or reply mail.
2. I don't know what happen to WiFi, my router is placed in another room, which was working fine till before update, once done I feel very hard to get WiFi bar from my room.

After this I did a reset network settings, keyboard problem completely solved, WiFi little okay now.

Did anyone experienced?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 05:50 3

21. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


It figures an article that would praise 2 year old technology as if it were new would be written by Ray S. It's come to a point to where most of the commenters on this website KNOW he is biased and point it out on every article he writes yet no one does anything about it. Ray S. could sell you a fake cure for cancer as long as it was endorsed by Apple.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:38 1

35. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


totally agree with you. he is very biased when it comes to apple (been reading his articles for quite some time). after reading this article it feels like ios6 is perfect and magical. and idk how can he say that visually ios6 is better than JB. i am running AOKP JB 4.1.1 on my galaxy nexus and ios does not even come close to it in terms of looks and functionality both.
now waiting for a hate mail from iphonearena.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 06:20

23. mrllano (Posts: 91; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Apple is not yet brave enough to overhaul what worked for them for a couple of years. Until the competition gets tougher, I hope Apple has the courage to step up their game.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:28 1

34. infinitemethod (Posts: 150; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Competition is currently punching Apple in the teeth, sir. Try Jelly Bean, you'd actually enjoy your mobile experience, because, well it just works! HIiioohhh!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:43 1

36. mrllano (Posts: 91; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


that's what I'm saying, they are not brave enough to change something, to reinvent something, just like what they've known before.. before..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 06:48 1

25. RGreen (Posts: 75; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


IOS 6 is overrated. Updated my IPhone 4S maybe the new 5 will make this better !

why android blogers post ? "you got to love it"

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