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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…

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

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:01

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


Yes it's true by just using Google Voice that has for long only.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:43 1

55. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Some of these "features" seem more like extensions or minor updates to what already existed. What about accessing basketball scores in Siri makes it a "feature"? And what are the other 180 "features"?

Not a big deal, not trying to flame the comment section, just curious what else was added.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 17:56

59. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Wow...turn by turn navigation. At least now when my kids mother gets her iPhone 4 again,....she can use it on that instead of pulling out her Nexus S.

I will say the free turn by turn navigation is something that drew me to Android. Good movbe by Apple to finally have it without you having to pay for it.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 17:11 1

176. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"I will say the free turn by turn navigation"

Yeah, but actually it isn't free. You pay a cellphone subscribtion dataplan to actually use it. It has improved somewhat with limited local caching but it's still not the same as what Nokia offers. Nokia Maps is true free offline navigation. Present for years in Symbian and now added to the WP7/8 ecosphere.

In that respect if the apple navigation program is similar to Nokia Maps then Apple is NOT copying Android at all but Symbian!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 18:31 5

63. johamsandwich (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


I'm suprised taco hasn't posted yet.

I like the 3D maps that Apple's doing. Their turn by turn looks really nice.. I would like Google to implement that into their navigation.

Other than that, I could care less for Siri. What Siri can do, widgets can do better. :)

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:12 3

66. sansam100 (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


I am an aplle fan but now disaponted because apple is able to do a lot and still doesn't deliver much in the os due to its own custom of selfishness to third parties my old N95 could lounch an app with a voice command! It was too selfish to only intergrate twitter while it was able to do with facebook, I love the device not the entire os that's when jailbreaking comes and after I have jailbroken it, android is always very backward coz I get new staf dailly

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:33

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


Did anybody catch Scott forstalls hint about the new iPhones screen size increase. When he said full screen safari will support the large screen retina display?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:52 2

70. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


If you dont like apple, then why did you read all of this post? If you guys apparently "know" that it will be rip offs, then why do you bother reading it? And when you talk about "redundancies"- there is nothing more redundant than android fans saying they hate apple over and over again. Its like saying your sober and then walking into a bar just to hate on everybody there for drinking. There is nothing wrong with choosing iOS over Android. just lay off...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:07 2

84. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


We are here to help people who could and would be reading these articles about iOS 6 to open their eyes... Apple is suing evry company for copying and now if its them who copies is revolutionary is just Hipocrisy... I love apple before but because of all their lawsuits against everybody i gone to not anymore. I hate it when one tries to monopolize an industry by impaling anothers action to help make life of many better... Just a bunch of hypocrites... Is it human thing to do? I love technology but i cant support this one anymore...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:36 1

101. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Well said! Apple is just a sore loser that is back behind time and technology on android phone makers , and especially their no.1 enemy, SAMSUNG. if Suing in a frivolous manner wins, There is no law in the world!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:06

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


Would you know if we don't tell? I bet you don't.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:59 1

71. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


This is just poor, almost everything here is already on Android, a long time ago already. Even Better...

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 17:15

177. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


If Apple's navigation program is a true offline system like Nokia Maps then it actually IS better then Google's offering.

It's indeed funny to see all those Android fanboys jumping up and down while no Symbian users (except me) are here to "defend" their beloved platform.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:49 1

191. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol your misinformed.

Android has had offline mode for quite some time. Google maps is about 50x more robust in information and features compared to Apples new beta toy. Drink less apple-aid.. it will be OK.. I promise.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:42 1

81. jpage (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


You can say how iOS is so far behind android yet they don't even have some of the best companies at making apps and alot of apps dOnt hit android until months after they've been on iPhone

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:02

83. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, these are new features??? lol, so, SIRI has to be updated to improve its database, rather than just tell siri where to find the info and report back to the user what was found? WOW!!, ummmmm, these updates really are nice...but not innovative.
Good thing APPLE is an excellent marketing company and is good at push inferior products onto the marketplace. Then again, Nintendo did the same thing back in the 80s vs. Sega.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:55

85. shnibz (Posts: 332; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Bo knows Baseball

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 22:20

86. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


I'm very disapointment i'm iphone user this concepts are not amazing step of push button for siri why dont say siri it opens like s voice and maps thos thins are old is not inovated so thast why apple needs to bring new amazing app for iphone 5 to be revolutionary

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 23:03

89. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


"huge" is quite an exaggerated word in this article... xD

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 00:27

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


This is all I have to say
http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/11/a-quick-look-at-ios-6-and-its-new-android-features/

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:16 1

92. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Apples' new nav software looks much better than what Google has. The closer the look to real gps functionality, the better. And Apple looks like it recreated the gps UI very well. That's what I've been hoping Google would do for a long time now. Googles' navigation is nowhere near as good as Garmins, but Apple seems like it made there's very similar. With gps it's all about the routing software used and the algorithms it uses to get you from point A to B. The look of it means jack sh!t if it routes you around the block 6 times or takes the scenic route all the time. google excels in that area. Though I'm curious to see how the real time traffic works.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 06:40

207. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"The closer the look to real gps functionality, the better."

Have you ever seen Nokia Maps?

"The look of it means jack sh!t if it routes you around the block 6 times or takes the scenic route all the time"

Or more to the point have you ever seend AND used Nokia Maps (It's called Nokia Drive these days).

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:36 4

93. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


great...now ios6 can do almost everything what my Symbian Belle can:):]

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:25

97. Iphone4 (unregistered)


Siri Not useless ok, what is it then can't even send a text in peace why you want to tell the hole world what you typing to your love ons the only place you can uset it is in toilet ha ha ha what a joke. if you don't have data the thing is useles. Ok now Facebook let me explain, one man said to anther what you got today I got Facebook, twitter and many more social thinks and the other person said I got work. 900+ m users half of them probly open a account and never used it again there ipo says it all nadaq confrimed worse ipo in 10 year ha ha ha ha fell sorry forinvestors

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:34

98. Iphone4 (unregistered)


Same old look can't get over it. This New CEO worse the S. jobs

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:33 2

100. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Apple- we shall introduce GPS, 3D map blah blah blah... new revolutionary features for the newest iOS 6! ^.^ (Everyone claps)

Google- Bitch please, we got those functions on our android OS 2 years ago....... -_-

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 22:33

105. destiny110 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)


In the end its all about difference of tastes. I have a good taste for all of them in a way. I have a xperia neo v and htc radar as well as iphone 4.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 17:18

178. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


@ destiny110: Get yourself a Nokia 701 (Symbian) to get the taste of how good a symbian device can be. And it comes dirty cheap these days.

This complete syour collection and experience.

In my own case I have Xperia U, Lumia 800, Nokia N8 and Nokia 701
My dad has my old Samsung Omnia 1 and I bought a Galaxy Mini for another relative.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:27 1

106. ricodroid (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


WELL WELL >> Who introduced notifications first .. Android? Why the f*** dont Apple see thats this is infringing? copying ????
same thing with Offline reading .. ICS presented it last year .. and now Ios 6 has it !!

oh .. but still Android copied IOS ..

Get the f*** out of here if you think that Apple has one reasonable sense in claiming that they have been copied ... !!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:25

205. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


@ ricodroid

I think you mean

"Who introduced notifications first .. Microsoft in Windows Mobile 2003?"

Or Symbian in S60v3....

The same as the drop-down swithes. They were introduced first on the Nokia N9 (Meego Harmattan) and then 'copied' to Symbian Belle (to remain within the same developper). In the mean time ALL previous generation S^3 phones are equipped with Belle while only a small portion of Android devices actually has 4.0 (ICS) let alone 4.1 (JB).

The fact is they all rip features from each other. Actually it just doesn't matter. As long as the devices get better for customers. Okay, Apple takes the most time to give features to their customers but eventually they'll get there.

So As is said before: Apple, Welcome to 16 June 2010 :-) Glad you finally made it!

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