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iOS 6: the new features

0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2012, 08:07 posted on

Apple brought iOS 6, the newest version of its mobile operating systems, and here is a breakdown of the main new features…

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posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:36

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

why do you care what Apple is. you are not a consumer. are you?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:40 3

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

you sir is lying. say what you want about Apple. but their customer service is award winning..

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:45

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

google voice was crap and nobody ever used as it could never understand you. please dont compare it to Siri..

Google Voice is no more they changed the name and is a Siri like feauture..

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:59 4

160. structureman116 (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)

Nah...I have no reason to lie gallitoqueen...Twice we were at an Apple store and twice all they could tell her to do is reset her phone because they could not figure out why it was having issues. And if you had any sense, you would have read comment #102, which my post was in response to you moron. It goes to show that [r@pple phones are not flawless. They have issues just like every other software, and in my case, more often than my GNex. Open your eyes and stop being a Lemming!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 13:08 6

161. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Yup! Just imagine they introduce wireless charging & a Pureview Camera tech?
That would get people bed wetting!!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 13:19 5

162. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Wining award based on "You holding it wrong!". :D

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 14:00

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

so why the name calling ... I had the opposite with Android.. but instead of posting it in a forum avery chance I get. I just move to a different OS, one for adults and works out of the box not the kiddie Android that you need to tweak for it to work

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:07 4

166. epdm2be (Posts: 604; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

No I'm not pissed. My Nokia N8 has voice commands build in that launch apps since I got in 2010. There's nothing new at all. It has 3D maps build in since I got it. It also has 3D buildings and satellite view (which requires an internet connection and is therefore useless when actually driving).

It can even plan a route through the agenda and addressbook (when an adress is added to a contact or a location is typed with the agenda subject).

Again I fail to see what's so special, especially since you STILL can't beam a photo, ringtone, app or other file to any other bluetooth enabled phone (the same with WP7/8 for that matter).

Responding to a call with an sms? Oh Dear so passée! My phone automatically responds to callers with SMS between selfprogrammed hours, switches of most radios, go to power saving mode and activates the silent profile. In the morning (at a programmed hour) the phone automatically goes into generic profile, disables power saving mode and activates all the radios.
I can even program it to do particular stuff on locations (either using celltower positioning or GPS). That's a smartphone.

Oh did I mention that it also automatically records ALL calls even when made using a bluetooth carkit or headset? Very convenient while driving since most countries today ban calling while driving.

With Apple it is STILL only superficial crap that's being hyped up.

Nah, I´m not pissed, I'm disgusted that I still can't buy a true replacement to my smart phone. And it only gets worse. Even Nokia is making that crippled crap now.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:15 3

167. epdm2be (Posts: 604; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Voice commands have been available since Windows Mobile 2003 on Microsoft's smartphone OS back then. It could do a lot more besides voice dailing including starting up apps.

In fact I've used voice dialing on old featurephones (which is the most usefull part of using voice activated commands ON A PHONE!) since ages.

And suddenly Apple makes it sound as if it is so speciall! Why? Because it use 'the cloud'... oh yeah... that's definitely what we've all been waiting for.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:17 1

168. epdm2be (Posts: 604; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

@ remixfa: Actually you're right.

"But if your truley dumb and need it as simple as you can get, iOS is the answer. No control, few options, its all done for ya."

... and since there are more stupid people in the world than smart people....

Rest my case. :-)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:24 1

169. epdm2be (Posts: 604; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Hey, stop laughing at it!

Soon Siri can tell you your future.

That'll put the entire astrology, tarrot-, tea leaf- and handpalm-readers out of business.

And when the awesomely smart Apple engineers figure out how to combine the facetime code with Siri, they it'll predict when you die! By analyzing your face and voice!


Food for the next croonenberg, Sam raimi or Wes Craven horror flick :-)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 18:21 2

182. ajerseyjr (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

I Wish They Remove The Notification Bar Cause Android Created That Bar And The Facebook Integration of Pictures Sony Is The First To Created That Feature. Please Apple Create a better innovation for your iOS not copying ideas from other OS and Companies.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:15

187. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

well said for someone who is a fan of Android, but unfortunately it all comes down to personal preference as far as which OS has "steak or sizzle". its obvious what OS you support (which i'm sure for reasons that are important to you) but what i despise about Android loyalists is the mentality that you are not allowed to like iOS without being considered incompetent. all of the hardware/software features Android packs under the hood doesn't automatically equal better. Android users don't get that more doesn't mean better...its just more features. but the other side is that if the majority of those features aren't a make-or-break for someone, then can it really be labeled as better? each person's definition of "more" changes shapes based on the individual. The basis of why Android is better is always rooted in latest technology vs. Apple's passe approach. each statement you've made is based on something that you like & prefer. someone who drinks Pepsi isn't gonna praise Coca-Cola. reading the biased opinions of Android fans over & over (which saturate this PA relentlessly) gets kinda stale & less credible every time i read those types of comments.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:42

188. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

first of all, bringing up voice command on a feature phone shows the stupidity of people who like to disagree just to disagree. second, Windows Mobile 2003 sucked in general so i think voice command should be the least of a conversation brought up concerning that train wreck of an OS. back in 2009 when Motorola launched its droid line that was the beginning of a maturation of voice command (yes i know the G1 was out before that...but that phone was pathetic) but it was primarily search-based in its orientation. It improved to launch apps, etc. but Siri took voice command a step further into offering more of a interpretation-based factor to voice command. No idea is original...not even good ideas, they are just improved upon versions of previous ideas which is with every technology out there. so are cars nowadays lackluster b/c they aren't the very first car? what about televisions? the hypocrisy & level of ridiculous comments made against anything that Apple does is criminal.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:28

189. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Except 99% of those update were desparate attempts to keep Android from constantly crashing. I've yet to see a worthwhile update in ICS.

For that matter 90% of Android users still can't get the 1-year old ICS OS - pathetic Google, pathetic.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:47 6

190. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

actually, I'm installing it on my G-Slate as we speak. I've had it on my SGS1 since december.

I fail to see your point other than your a troll.. with no point.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:32

193. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4192; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

From how i look at it, number 1-4 is all about Siri. Siri can do this, Siri can do that...you might as well sum all of them up in one and make room for other tweaks that can be mentioned!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:14

197. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Serious with this. Android has been able to launch apps by talking to it for a few years now. this is def not a instapaper. old news apple

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:17 2

198. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I beg to differ. I work for a major carrier and have way more iphones come in with glitches and not working correctly or broken screens. And no its not because there are more iphone out there. This past yr alone android was over 60 percent of smart phone sales. Apple was only 35. So keep trolling

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:18 1

199. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Your obviously an iphone user. Siri or vlingo or a thousand other names i can call it has been out for about 6 yrs. try again.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:46

200. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

instead of just making a foolish comment can you please say something with facts

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:50 1

201. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

PLease people instead of silly comments please give me facts. Why is google voice crap. Apple loved it enough to rip off a small third party company. Amnd what people didnt use it. I sell phones and pitched google voice to every customer they loved how easy it was to text play music get directions. Maybe you have a speech impediment and no one can understand you. in that case im sorry.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:58

202. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

Well apparently, your not in the "Android Camp" so i choose not to trust you...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:35 3

203. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

And jail breaking is so popular why?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:32

208. hengnarath (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

Oh don't you know that this feature has been used in China for long and a chinese company is suing iPhone over SIRI feature. iPhone develops it? Think again.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:43

214. epdm2be (Posts: 604; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

unfortunately not for the +62 milion residents in france or the 28 milion residents in the Benelux.

In the non english speaking parts of europe (read: the majority) SIRI is completely useless!

Not to mention baseball is NOT the most popular sport in Europe. I wonder if SIRI knows if "Anderlecht" won against "Club Brugge" last week?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:54

215. epdm2be (Posts: 604; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Oops it seems that SIRI should be able to understand French.

Unfortunatly SIRI is useless for the +20million Dutch speaking residents in Belgium and the Netherlands. Not to mention that these are the most expensive countries to get an iPhone (especially Belgium with its ridiculously high tax-rate). Potential iPhone-customers there pay a large sum for improvements which are completely useless to them.

Well, I can only say to any Belgians or dutchmen, how stupid are you to buy an iPhone if most o/t enhancements made are a complete wast for you.

A similar situation excists in Rusia (and whole bunch of other languages) because rusian is not in SIRI's portfolio.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:58 51

2. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

A lot of those features were already available on Android. Now who is copying who?!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:02 5

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

wait wait.. facebook integration in Android == packing Android app from Google play as bloatware..
now who is copying who?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:03 3

8. perfectalpha (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)

I don't even look at it as copying anymore; it really is a case of, "do you have this feature?" and Apple did what they needed to do. iOS6 looks great to me, and that turn by turn GPS that keeps many folks on Android is now a feature on iOS.

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