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iOS 6: minor tweaks that you might like

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iOS 6: minor tweaks that you might like
Siri on the iPad, Facebook integration, entirely new Maps application – these are just three of the 200 new features that are implemented in iOS 6. However, among them we spotted a number of improvements that did not receive any attention, but we think you deserve to know about their existence anyway.

To start, the camera app is being treated to an upgrade. iOS 6 adds control over the focus and exposure of the image, and that is great news for photo enthusiasts. Also, the HDR mode has been improved, and a video stabilization feature has been added, which is expected to result in even better looking HD footage. In addition, an auto-correct feature of some kind has been added, apparently, although we don't really know what it would look and feel like. Furthermore, strings in all fields in the contacts list can be searched in iOS 6, custom vibrations and alerts have been added, and users can set a song from their music collection to serve as an alarm.

Does any of these minor iOS 6 tweaks and improvements get you excited? Let us know by dropping a line in the comments.

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iOS 6 and its new features
iOS 6 and its new features

iOS 6 and its new features


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posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:13 27

1. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


All of these so called new features in iOS are a total joke!! They features from Android and call it a new iOS. Too funny!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:47 2

28. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yup, definitely in full force today. The sad thing is that there's so many of Android users saying the exact same thing that they might start thinking they're actually right.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:24 6

3. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


u jealous bro? jealous that iOS 6 will be on more devices than ICS will?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:30 5

5. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


and this will result in better user experience!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:40 8

7. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's because Apple only has maybe 4 diff devices that may get the update, where as Android has over nearly 100 in the U.S. alone, which all run different UIs as well. Either way even with phones not updated to ICS any Android out there already has all these features. ICS implements even more leaving Apple behind yet again. So congrats iOS will soon catch up to out of date Androids. LOL

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:02 1

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dont get butt hurt that yoir device is already forgotten by Androids congrats.. dont forget to buy a new phone.. if you want the new Android version.. just lame

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:26 1

25. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Exactly the iOS haters r n full force today. iOS is about the end user experience, not quad cores and cramming half baked features into the os before they r perfected. Hate all u want iOS is sweet!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:28 1

26. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Then android should stop biting off more than they can chew. Step their game up, and give a unified top notch experience like apple does sonnnn.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:45 3

27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


what exactly do u want them to call them? they are known as "features" ie things phones have to make them nice... these fit the bill whether they are on android or no... and yes, it is new on ios but nobody is calling it "new" in general

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:04 2

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


that's because we are.
apart from siri, apple just entered 2010, not 2012

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:25 1

34. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol I know huh

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:27 1

35. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well said lucas777

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 22:47 1

44. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


They should be call rip-offs or copies. An Apple lawyer would call them that if they were on any other handset or tablet. True or false?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 23:08 1

45. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


wow these apple fans are really idiots!
you really choose to have your shiny new OS on more devices, over better functunality??
yeah, iOS 6 is gonna be on more gadgets, but how does that help you?
even android 1.5 hase some of these " new!" features. I mean, to have your songs for an alarm, thats inovation! right? LOL.
BTW, I wait to see if any good jailbraek comes out soon. then I upgraide my ipod.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 23:47 1

46. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh quite true! but thank god we dont live in a courtroom, maybe you like to? idk..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:42 1

48. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Think about it smarty. You can't brag about having X feature if the software update never makes it to your device. I'm telling you some of you Android users have no right to call others idiots. You're a glowing dumb**s

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:52 1

49. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yes keep thinking that. Apple is struggling so hard to keep up with Android it's crazy. They're so scared that by next year they're going to give up and go bankrupt.

Sorry but if there's such thing as a cult, it's you Android folk. You guys thumbs down anyone that disagree with you and thumbs up anyone who bashes the iPhone. It's really pathetic and you guys are really dumbing down this website. People actually use to have good conversation/debates before you dumb*sses came flying in. It's really just annoying. The only side you guys are hearing over and over is your own side. Before I can even get a comment in there's already 30 negative comments from android users on an iOS article.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 08:57 1

54. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


what features are you talking about exactly?
now I dont know about android before 2.1, but eclair and foryo had video callling, and even symbian s60 9.1 would let you choose a song from your phone as an alarm.
but I run ICS on my galaxy note.

I like apple. and I dont have any problem with pepoel who like this company to. I just cant stand idiots who think apple is the inventor of every thing, and every thing with an apple logo on it is the best of it s kind...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:37

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Android 4.0.3 official build on a phone that's a year old + its better than the iPhone 4S.

Please stop and actually use your eyes to see that Apple is now officially two years behind Android.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:20 8

2. GeekMovement (unregistered)


I'd like to see all 200 new features because the 20 features that were displayed in the other article did not impress me one bit.

In fact it was a disappointment, but not surprising of course.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:48 3

29. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


so u dont think turn by turn directions and the whole maps app was anything u needed? u were perfectly content with siri as it was? i suppose u dont have a facebook either? always have wifi access for facetime? never wanted to use ur phone for coupons?

if those features are all disappointments... i am not sure how much more ios can get...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:53 2

39. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


your just listed gimmicks or very standard features....

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 23:53 1

47. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


3d maps on ios is not a gimmick... it is a beautiful way to show what is around you in a city and such.. and some parts of siri are gimmicky, but many such as the movies and setting reminders/calendars are way more useful than typing it all up... and since when was keeping tickets, coupons, and all sorts of cards in a dedicated app a "very standard feature"...

a few of these are included on android, but what more does ios need as far as features go... i just dont see too many things you would need to be excited -- ie these are not really disappointments...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:55

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


yeah, why call it 6 instead of 5.5 or something? lame..

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:28 4

4. BrandT (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


This update isn't worthy of an X.0 release.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:32 3

6. hltechie (unregistered)


I didn't necessarily see anything that "wows" me with iOS 6. However it is good to see the improvements from iOS 5. This iOS should have just been an update to iOS 5 really, not an entirely new iOS.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:06

11. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Look at this picture and see how much has apple really changed their "os" in recent years,extremely incremental comes to mnd for most people

http://pocketnow.com/2012/06/11/apples-ios-6-unveiled-are-you-disappointed/#!prettyPhoto[gallery]/2/

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:07 1

22. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


good to see your interest in Apple Andro.... but should you be to busy sending a letter to your carrier to give you the update to your Android phone... lame that the carrier decides on when or how you get the official upgrade.. Apple would never allow any of that.. never...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:51 1

30. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Its times like these where I feel a lot of you guys are lacking intelligence. All the picture shows is that the interface has hardly changed, not the actual OS. That's a big difference.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:30 1

36. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Wow since u posted that I'm done with apple forever. I'm now an andro, and android deciple. SYYYYYYYYYYYYKE!!!

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