x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options
    Close






iOS 6.1 in beta, here are some of the new features

0. phoneArena 08 Nov 2012, 13:29 posted on

Thanks to the beta version of iOS 6.1, we have a good idea of what to expect from the latest build of Apple's mobile OS; we already know that it allows Siri to purchase movie tickets for you, but will iOS 6.1 bring the new new features that you were hoping for?...

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

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:34 37

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


So virtually you just got Siri to give you a link to a site to buy a ticket, and a new feature is the music controls are better spaced? that isn't a new feauture thats a fix.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:41 27

5. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Be thankful the writer didn't include something like "These new features are examples of true innovation, if only Android and WP could do half of the things ios can etc., etc." seeing as how biased they have been in the past months.

The first feature mentioned isn't something I'd like to have as I would prefer buying stuff manually than relying on today's voice recognition technology.for purchases (or apple's, anyway). As for the second, as kshell said, it's more of a fix, not a new feature.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:53 18

9. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


At least no one said Apple Maps was innovation, except apple, its not innovation its a really really horrible rip-off of google maps.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 20:40

55. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I'm DEFINANTLY using the improved feature were the music controls are more spaced out

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:56 16

12. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


And just remember this is a 0.1 update... Compare that to Android's 4.1 to 4.2 update!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:32 1

37. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


google now will punch siri on the face if they don't make it faster

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:41 3

39. Rager099 (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Apr 2009)


Changes everything again... more like changes nothing again..

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:51 4

41. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I wouldn't count on iOS receiving a major revision in the next year. Right now, the iOS team needs to fix the problems with Apple Maps, Siri, and little technical problems with iOS 6. But I think Apple fully understands that iOS 7 needs to be a major revision. Just like the iPhone 4S, I think Apple has one more year to do something dramatically different or the general populous will start questioning what they will consider an aging OS. At some point, they won't care how functional iOS is, they will want it to look different.

I am very interested to see what Jony Ive is going to do with iOS in the next year. But I imagine he will save most of his revisions for iOS 7 and the iPhone 6 since he will be leading both

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:13 2

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree bro. I think iOS 7 will have major facelift. I've design vision will carry over nicely to iOS 7. Should b sweet +1

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:15 11

46. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


hahahahahahaits funny to see iFans crying for not getting what they have expected lolzz.

I love when they say "Apple will re engineer everything in its next products and there will be drastic changes" funny enough.
It actually reflects the same image of iFans what Sammy presented in its "Next Big Thing is Already Here" ad. hahahahaha

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:54 5

48. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I really doubt Apple would do something revolutionary with iOS next year. In their minds there's no need to bother because the standard Apple user will buy any thing that has a shiny Apple logo. Besides iOS is now seen as ideal for non-savvy and old people who have problems assimilating technology.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 19:10

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's when the change occurs.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 19:16 5

50. GENERAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


What changes? it's been the same for the past 4 years, ios7 will just be the same as previous.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 00:07 2

56. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


You never know. Remember iOS was headed by one guy for all five years of it's public life. Putting someone else in charge that visibly didn't like certain looks and features will mean a big change. Not the normal Apple rhetoric, but an actual change.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:51 6

45. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Apart from 'Siri' there is nothing new in Apple anymore and I think that's the reason they are going down everyday.

Today they dropped by $20 :)

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:35 25

2. alan_1230 (Posts: 84; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


ios is boring already lol

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:11 12

18. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


I have to agree! I am an Apple user but I am starting to get bored of the enviroment. Funny thing is... I was so excited for the iPhone 5.. but once it came out I though that there wasn't enough there for me to make the switch from my current iPhone 4 to the new one. Lately, I've even considered switching to the GS3!

My prediction is that the next iOS (7?) will be completely reengineered. It will provide a similar GUI as MAC and possibly work together much like WIndows 8. This will be leaps and bounds better and more of what Apple users need. Myself... I will give Apple one more year and if they dont make drastic changes I am jumping the ship.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:25 7

20. GENERAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


You should'ev jumped well befor the iP4s.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:49 5

26. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Your prediction is NOT going to happen. This is more like wishful thinking on your part. Jony Ive is not a software guy, he is a hardware and my prediction is he will screw up IOS more and more... Haha

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:16 2

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How do u know that ive can't b great at software? The man has great design skills that can carry over. Your prediction of him screwing iOS up is just that...a prediction. And not a smart one at that.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:47

60. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


Boy, definitely taking your prediction more seriously than anyone else. Lauremar is the final word!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:24 1

31. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I would love to see your prediction come true. Unfortunately, I still wouldn't switch to them because I don't have any Apple devices at home. Window 8 phone... on the other hand sound good, especially after I upgraded my desktop and laptop to Windows 8 at home.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:58 3

42. lyndon420 (Posts: 4558; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I'm sure you'll love Android once you jump aboard. Kudos to you for not being blind or a zombie (its actually very refreshing to see for once).

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 19:17 2

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My second phone is the Htc one x. If u jumped ship, what would u jump too?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:50

62. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


Same. Well, the Evo LTE but I digress.
It's ok though, wanting a high end device that isn't bigger than my hand automatically makes me a sheep:)

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:35 6

3. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


"One cosmetic change has been made. On the lock screen, the music controls are now spaced apart more, making them more comfortable to use."
Wooooooow! Incredible and revolutionary!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:41 10

4. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


This is a horrible update. f**k this s**t.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:43 9

6. zeli007 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Apple starting to look like Blackberry5 years ago . Lots of money and sleeping.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:45

7. zeli007 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


...or not?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:48 7

8. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Um... where's the new features again?

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories