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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?...

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posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:54 2

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


Exactly.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:10 2

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Duh, it's the background color (remember, it's black with all the other iterations). This new Azure Blue background alone is worth the upgrade, even if iLose my jAilbreak.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:28 1

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


i have the iP532Gb but with ios5, with reflash nand-drive. Wouldn't ever want to lose my jailbreak, for what new feautres?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 19:19

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wowww how'd u so that?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:22 1

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


Oh... the blue background I see... that's what I call an innovation!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:56 2

11. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I'm an Apple guy typically, and if these initial "features" are any indication of an OS update, it makes me think, What the hell Apple??. Apple's strategy typically has been a hardware upgrade followed by a software upgrade over and over. With all these hardware upgrades with the iPhone, Mini, iPad, Mac... they need to get their software asses in gear, and these little "features" are certainly no indicator they're focused on software yet.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:59 3

13. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Over 200 New Features!

1. Siri Can now take you to a website to buy tickets.
2-200. 199 total pixels of space were added between your buttons.

Since Siri is web based (including processing your voice...try talking to Siri in Airplane Mode) how is an update to it part of the OS? I make changes to my applications all the time for things like better button/textbox/label placement and most of the time don't even call it a new version or just include it without mentioning in the next iteration. That is like changing your wallpaper and calling it a new phone.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:02

16. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I just can't get over the fact that they don't seem to make any real attempt to update Siri at a faster pace, or simply even control internal settings like turning wifi or bluetooth off, or set a specific profile to save battery life.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:02 1

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


Apple released 6.0.1 so people or devs will find it diffuclt to jailbreak.
You buy a iPhone to jailbreak and get the apps! Why pay for apps, when its free.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:49

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


To.. I dunno, support the devs? I'm sure you download APKs for all your Android apps too. Thanks for that! :D

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:02 1

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


this update will be in 60% in all devices by Monday,...closed system. the best!!!!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:23 5

30. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Forced comment...trying too hard.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:25 1

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


it's sad how you're excited about this "update" when there really is nothing new. Spaced controls and Movie tickets. I'm surprised with these two minor updates that not all of the devices will be updated by Monday.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:25 1

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


He's know for his sarcasms, can't you tell he's being sarcastic there?

He gets a thumb up from me!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:30 1

35. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I would doubt that. Certainly he would not be dissing his one and only.. Apple is the only thing in his life if he were to be mocking it, well, he's got nothing left..

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:29 1

34. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


You can tell he's just forcing a comment just for the sake of doing it.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:32

36. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Yes and he was trying to impress upon us the fact that android updates take a long time whereas his 6.1 update will be covering 60% of all devices in just a couple days. In all honesty it's nothing exciting with those two updates/fixes.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:23 2

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


So there is no freedom of what you can do and install?
So you have no rights?
Apple are very smart brain-washing the unsmarts!
So Apple steals its okay? But you can't?
What are you, Royallist?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:30 1

22. CreeDiddy (Posts: 845; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


This is downright boring....I would like to see things with my iPhone 5...

- 2x faster speed with Siri and better integrated with Safari and Maps
- Rocker toggles in multi-tasker bin for Brightness and Wifi
- Clear all apps button in multi-tasker bin
- Better use notification bar with app downloads
- Live icons that update all major apps

This would be a good start!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:32 1

23. SpeakYourMind (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Ask Siri to buy tickets with its own money....That would be a feature I'll pay for...

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:43 2

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


Still using iPhone 3GS here with IOS 5.1.1, the last version before crappy IOS 6. This baby is not getting updated... LOL And moving to Lumia 920 as well as Nexus 4 as my next phones.... iFanBoys = Suckers

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:45 1

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


Oh, and Google maps is great on this phone!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 14:50 1

27. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Lol @ features

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:12 5

28. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Wow

iOS 6.01 -> 6.1
Siri can buy movie tickets.
Music controls are more spaced apart.

Android 4.1.1 -> 4.2
Miracast videostream service
New Gmail App
Google now enhancements
Lockscreen Widgets
Daydream screensaver
PhotoSphere camera mode
New clock app
New settings toggle screen on notification center

Nuff said? Apple is PATHETIC!!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:40 4

38. leftheodo (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I would like to see a comparison of "iOS ver 1 --> iOS 6.1 vs Android 1.5 --> 4.2 " . That would be amusing. Apple is the new Blackberry

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:55

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


Wow, a new Gmail app?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I hope you realize nothing you mentioned except miracast and lockscreen is even remotely more exciting or important than anything from iOS 6.

Since when has anyone expected Apple to make big shifts from OS x.1 to OS x.2 or anything like that? They never have, and I doubt that will change.

Now if Apple would just get off their high horse and let me put toggle switches in my multitask bin, I'd be 100% satisfied. (Or if someone will make a legitimate high end ICS device under 4.5 inches....)

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 15:49 2

40. Scientist (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


You know actually ish**ps will be happy with these updates because they are hypnotized to thinking that everything apple does is revolutionary and superior.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 05:38 1

58. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Phone Arena, I object to this title of the article which is indicative of clear bias. These can merely be called as a fixing up some apps. You wouldn't call these as new if HTC/Samsung/Sony /Nokia brought these in their Apps or OS.
It's pathetic on your part.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:57

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


Correct me if i'm wrong, but Phone Arena didn't decide what this update was named. Just because you hate Apple for whatever pointless reason doesn't mean Phone Arena is wrong for sharing something.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 08:14

65. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Now where did you see that I hate Apple? But you're comment did make me feel that it is okay to hate apple as not only they are most arrogant tech company on earth but also they transfer this arrogance to their followers.

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