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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: 243; 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, 16:24 6

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


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: 138; Member since: 15 May 2012)


and this will result in better user experience!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:40 8

7. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; 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 So congrats iOS will soon catch up to out of date Androids.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: 4682; 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, 19:28 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, 19:26 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, 19:47 2

28. E.N. (Posts: 2224; 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, 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 12 Jun 2012, 01:52 1

49. E.N. (Posts: 2224; 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 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, 23:08 1

45. shayan (Posts: 145; 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 12 Jun 2012, 01:42 1

48. E.N. (Posts: 2224; 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, 08:57 1

54. shayan (Posts: 145; 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: 7407; 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, 19:45 3

27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; 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, 20:27 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: 208; 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, 23:47 1

46. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


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

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:20 8

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


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: 2121; 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: 2121; 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, 16:28 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, 16:55

10. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


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

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:32 3

6. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)


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: 1936; 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: 4682; 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, 22:39 1

42. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Please, all your iOSX upgrade are just in name to make people like you who have low self-esteem feel good because they are using the "latest technology". Look at the functions they removed for other devices other than the iPhone4S and new iPad. The 3GS upgrade is practically just an upgrade in name under "Version" and a new bloat app called Passcode.

iOS upgrades have never been X.0 upgrade worthy, if they had followed Android's naming convention, it would just be iOS 3.3.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 06:56 1

53. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Um galitoking my galaxy s2 got ics from my carrier months ago,you are very confused

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:51 1

30. E.N. (Posts: 2224; 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!!!

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 09:05

58. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)


These pictures show how the GUI hasn't changed a lot. This update was primarily about changes to the OS (improvements internally). The GUI is simple and I believe Apple just wants to keep it that way... for now. Granted the improvements to the OS were not specatular so again, this should have just been an update to iOS 5.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:44

8. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


apple should name their new os "ios 6 minor tweaks" thats sound good. the features they just launched is nothing to be excited or something innovative and it's already been in android and nokia. so sheeps don't be too happy for these features, you're too late to enjoy it. Android or nokia users will never get jealous.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:44 4

9. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


IOS 6 is good to see,its like a historical documentary on early additions added to android in the years past. Nostalgic times

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:12 3

23. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow either you are ignorant or trying to be funny ,.. and I know you are not funny... not even going to bother explaining. not to a troll like you..

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:07 3

12. pistolashtc (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


And now clock app has been added to the iPad as well.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 09:08

59. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)


It's about time for that... (no pun intended)

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:16 4

13. Quezdagreat (Posts: 412; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Welcome to PhoneArena, where nerds spend their pathetic lives bashing iPhones. Why? Because everyone is enjoying their iPhones even though they are " late" getting features android have.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:24 4

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


haha... good one...

what they dont realize is iphone users never HAD these features so of course this is something apple wanted to package together and give it a new OS number...

nothing wrong with that at all...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:57 3

31. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I think the point he was trying to make was that iPhone users are busy enjoying their iPhones with or without the new features while Android users pathetically criticize and observe.

Based on the amount of time Android users spend talking about iPhone, my theory is that iPhone users enjoy their devices more than Android users do theirs.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:34 2

37. Quezdagreat (Posts: 412; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I 100% agree with your theory. I actually made this account because of these iPhone bashers. I said the exact same thing you said before

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:46

41. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


And I guess no one will ever have to see your comments on an Android article again based your comments. keep enjoying those features apple blatantly copied or stole, depending on how good of an artist you think Apple is. I thought Tim Cook believed other companies should make their own stuff?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 22:42

43. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, we got bored with our phones and the features, so we just wait for you iLosers to get it and watch your pathetic happy faces piss around functions we already got bored of.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:17

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7407; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The only difference that I see is the name change from iOS5 to iOS6.

This is already way behind Android, and so sill the next iPhone in Q3.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:58 1

32. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


yes because you already know what the new iPhone will offer.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:51

56. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7407; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Based on rumors from people familiar with Apple:

1) 4" screen - Been around since 2009-2010
2) iOS 6 - Meet Android 1.6, which came out in 2009.
3) "HD" screen - Android has been having that since last year. Your new screen resolution still isn't 1280x720
4) Same old App Tray OS from 2007.

I got this directly from articles on this site.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:39 4

16. Robes1 (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)


Seems that most of the people bashing this update don't even have iPhones. Why not go and troll a Lamborghini thread somewhere since you don't have that either?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:42 7

18. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Yeah you're right. We were smart enough not to get an iPhone lol.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 18:16 3

19. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


and you were stupid enough to get an Android.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:17

50. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Is that so? Tell me more.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:54

57. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7407; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Your waiting on the release of iOS 6 when Android had this tech since 2009-2010.

Yeah, were stupid alright.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:40 1

17. alan_1230 (Posts: 72; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


There are 200 innovations they showed a few which had to be the best which were boring as hell i wonder what the other are lol

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:05 2

21. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


Congrats apple! youre right now in a long way to be the worst company ever! Not only suing by everything, also copying everything... how far...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:26

24. Commbubba19 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Yet still no built in haptic feedback for the keyboard. Only reason why I jailbroke mine.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:50 2

38. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I personally have nothing against an iphone - except it is small, with ok battery life, very slight, but present, lag in the UI. Battery removability would be nice, but a non-issue. The big thing is with an iphone, music and movies and apps can only be purchased via itunes. Also, Why spend 299.99 on a 32GB version of the phone, when I get a 32GB microsd card and a 16GB top of the line Android for less?
Also, can an iphone let you change your notification sounds for email, messaging, individual people calling, alarms, etc.?
Otherwise, I see nothing wrong with an iphone.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:10 1

40. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


The title should be:

"iOS 6: major rip-off features from Android that you might like:"

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:26 1

51. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


dont be jealous fandroid boys, if u really doesnt care about all this features and u think that u already have in ur fandroid oopps i mean android os then why r u wasting ur time here just go on ur GS3 blog and do something better. Not copying Siri to s-voice and put quad core proccessor in phone and order a spare bettery just in case if its die any time lol...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 04:56 1

52. FLAGSA (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I luv Apple and Android. I have both what I cannot understand is the penis envy both have stunning attributes as an owner of a few devices and IPAD 3 and a Samsung Galaxy SII and a Galaxy Tab 10.1. Being able to compare over time rather than in hand in a few days, I have come to some conclusions. The first is that the IPAD 3 allows me to conduct business in a far better way than my Galaxy Tab 10.1. It surrounds certain apps such as invoicing, creation and display of business catalogues.
The catalogues are displayed in the Ibooks with a visual icon of the catalogues fiest page. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 just cannot do this. I hate to waste time trying to find a catalogue to display by name only from a folder. That does not impress my customers.
My Galaxy Tab 10.1 is ideal for games and movies but for real business apps, I am sorry Android developers have let it down. Not all people want to look at stocks they want to do business in sales. The shear number of real business tools in the iStore outweigh that of Android. Not Googles fault but developers who cannot recognise the business potential. I use my Galaxy for RR and for calls - it is superb in this area - luv it!

The shear bickering mine is better than yours actually holds no water - it is actually what fits your needs, skills. There needs to be competition between operating systems otherwise development will stagnate. So what if Apple are only just introducing what Android has only now and in different ways. The fact is that both operating systems are developing unlike Symbian, RIM which seem to be lost causes. As for MIcrosoft I will reserve my judgement for another time as it may fairly well meet the sepecific needs of other individuals and maybe not you.

I used to hate Apple based on owning an earlier iPod as it just did not fit my need, things have changed the OS has improved. It boils down to what your needs, wallet are. Here in RSA Samsung products are not cheap for the high end devices, niether is Apple. Yet you buy what meets your need specifically. The new IOS 6 will be as Icecream sandwich was to Android, Apple however did not leave out Tablets or Phones, it included the Ipod. So the envy must be is bigger better with so many handsets and so many updates on Android to accommodate them or Apple IOS for lest updates of apps. Just remember we hahad upgrades 5.1 and 5.11 a short while ago unlike the long lag of Android between releases, such releases leaving many Android devices in the cold to ealier versions of Android.

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