Here’s the (almost) full list of 200 new features on iOS 6

Here’s the (almost) full list of 200 new features on iOS 6
Apple’s iOS 6 has 200 new features. Big improvement and small tweaks, but that number, 200, alone is telling. Now, iMore has compiled all the tiny details it could pick up from Apple’s presentation and brings a huge list of over 150 features, nicely broken down in categories below.

Of course, the biggest improvements in iOS 6 come in Siri as Apple itelf said, but we wouldn’t overlook the Facebook integration and improved phone and mail functions. Well, we don’t want to spoil the fun, so check them all out below.

The new version of iOS runs on iPhones later than the iPhone 3GS; the iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch 4th gen.

source: iMore


  • Sports scores (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer)
  1. Italian Serie A
  2. English Premier League
  3. MLS
  4. French Ligue 1
  5. Spanish la Liga
  6. Dutch Eredivisie
  7. German Bundesliga
  8. MLB
  9. NCAA Football
  10. NFL
  11. NBA
  12. NCAA Basketball
  13. WNBA
  14. NHL
  • Sport player stats
  • Sport team rosters
  • Sports league standings
  • Sports game schedule
  • Updated restaurant searches (type, price, Yelp reviews, distance, map, hours, phone number)
  • OpenTable reservations for restaurants
  • Movie listings per theatre
  • Rotten Tomato moview reviews
  • Movie facts
  • Movie trailers
  • Search by actor/actress
  • Launch apps
  • Send Tweet
  • Update Facebook status
  • Listen to notifications
  • Eyes Free car integration (in the next year)
  • International language and local search (Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Korean, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China)
  • Siri for iPad (new iPad only)


  • Single sign-on
  • Share from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center
  • Public API for developers
  • Contact and Calendar integration


  • Reply to incoming calls with message (preset or custom) or save reminder (timed or geofenced)

Notification Center

  • Do not disturb toggle with fine-grain phone call exceptions, schedules, or allowing repeat calls
  • Facebook and Twitter compose buttons


  • Available over cellular
  • Apple ID unified with phone number, enabling FaceTime or iMessage answering on iPad or Mac


  • iCloud Tabs for Safari on other iOS devices and Macs
  • Offline Reading List
  • Photo uploads
  • Smart App banners link to App Store or launches
  • Fullscreen video in landscape

Photo Streams

  • Shared Photo Streams with designated friends, includes comments
  • Photo Stream pictures in Mac screensaver
  • Photo Stream now a separate tab, not another album


  • VIPs - designated contacts cause notifications, e-mails flagged with stars, separate inbox
  • Flagged mailbox
  • Attach photos in-line
  • Open password-protected Office docs
  • Per account signatures
  • Fun new pull-to-refresh animation


  • Barcode collection for boarding passes, store cards, coupon, movie tickets
  • Pops up on lock screen when you arrive
  • Includes up-to-date-balance
  • Boarding passes update with gate changes
  • Cute deletion animation

Guided Access

  • Disable certain app interactions with a circle
  • Limit hardware buttons, touch, and motion control access
  • Single-app mode


  • Local search with 100 million business listings with Yelp reviews and pictures
  • Crowd-sourced traffic data with incident reports
  • Free turn-by-turn navigation with alternative route offers based on faster ETA
  • Navigation viewable from lock screen
  • Siri integration, finds spots along your route
  • Flyover (3D buildings)
  • Multitouch rotation, angle change, and zoom
  • Powered by TomTom
  • Pinch-out in maps goes to globe view

Game Center

  • Game Center sync with OS X
  • Cross-platform turn-based and realtime gaming between iOS and Mac
  • Issue challenges to friends
  • Find Facebook friends

Developer SDK

  • Audio and video sampling during playback
  • Pass Kit
  • Rich text on labels, fields, and text views
  • VoiceOver gestures
  • Control camera focus and exposure
  • Remote Web Inspector
  • CSS filters
  • Action Sheer
  • Web Audio API
  • Crossfade with CSS animation
  • Game Center in-app experience
  • Reminders
  • Video stabilization
  • Game groups
  • Bluetooth MAP support
  • Transit apps
  • In-app Bluetooth pairing
  • Face detection API
  • Inter-app audio
  • Frame drop data
  • Map Kit
  • Auto layout
  • State preservation
  • Pull to refresh on Table views
  • In-app purchase hosted content
  • Read and write image metadata
  • Collection views
  • In-app content purchases
  • Multi-route audio


  • Location-based reminders for iPad
  • Autocorrection for every keyboard
  • Global network proxy for HTTP
  • Manual reorder of reminders
  • Lost Mode - send a phone number to lost device which can be called with single tap
  • Kernel ASLR
  • Manual location entry for reminders
  • Custom vibrations for alerts
  • VoiceOver improvements
  • App in Safari search results
  • IPv6 support for Wi-Fi and LTE
  • HDR improvements
  • French, German, and Spanish dictionaries
  • Word highlights for speak selection
  • Search all fields in Contacts
  • New iPad Clock app
  • Improved keyboard layouts
  • Made for iPhone hearing aids
  • Top title bar changes color with app
  • New dialer layout
  • New iPod app
  • Granular privacy control
  • iCloud-stored user dictionary
  • Updated sharing menu with large icons
  • Music ringtones
  • Redesigned App Store and iTunes
  • iTunes Match now streams music (rather than just download)

Extended functions for China

  • Baidu
  • Sina Weibo
  • Tudou
  • Youku
  • Improved text input
  • Dictionary



1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

more than 70% of those are found on Android/Symbian and other platforms already or not needed. iOS 6 is really a disappointment. no matter what hardware the iPhone 5 holds, the software is already a big let down for me.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Android fans will do anything to try and make their devices feel more important.

41. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

maybe iOS 10 will be close enough but still not better than Ice cream sandwich

44. Unleashed

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

and there is another update for android coming soon

31. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

but here is the difference, it will actually work on the iPhone

38. atree

Posts: 25; Member since: May 20, 2011

apple stole the notifaction center from andriod, the access to the camera and texts on the unlock screen and they even use google maps.... ha! edit. not to mention with andriod 2.3 you can send a text to someone automatically when they call you if you can pick up(like hey im at work)

42. Unleashed

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Actually on ios 6 maps will be tomtom powered.. ;) I dont know or care where apple gets their ideas but I am no apple fanboy either I think both android and ios are good and I own both powred devices.. I did like the app store of ios better then androids store though.

52. dv220s

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

The access to the camera from lock screen was stolen from Windows Phone. Both OSes still haven't gotten it right because with Windows, you don't even need to turn the phone screen on. You just press the camera button and boom it works

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Google stole android from apple so there.

43. Unleashed

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

a lot of the features where already available with jailbreak as well.. with 3G un restrictor I have been able to facetime on a 3G connection for quite some time and a lot of the other features as well

49. Unleashed

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

where there any features you where really hoping apple wold add?


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012


32. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Who was here first?

37. atree

Posts: 25; Member since: May 20, 2011

black berry (RIM)

3. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

WOW! So exciting! are these the new Android 1.6 Donut features???

26. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

WOW! You are so original!! I've haven't seem that comment yet!!!!!! You should post it on ever IOS 6 post!!!! Oh wait...

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Such a wonderful and thoughtful comment. Give the guy a biscuit.

39. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

I'll give you a biscuit,..

4. Utorak

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Fun New PULL-TO-REFRESH animation. WOW. Wow seriously? Every social networking app in the market has it. Why would that be even listed in their crappy small update log?

5. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I think what irks me the most, is that, Apple spends so much time suing everyone over copying their ideas, then turns around and release their "new" iOS6 and almost everything on it is already a function on my phone. Apple = Hypocrite.

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

it's apple, what do you expect? fair competition from them?

28. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

the thing is apple only sues over things they have a patent for... im sorry google either doesnt/cant patent android designs, but legally apple is not being overly hypocritical... in reality they are, but at least the copies seem to improve and grow upon whatever the original was

34. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008


50. Unleashed

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

it looks like apple is trying to get rid of most if not everything from google :/

7. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

There will now be 5 pages of people bitching about apple copying android. Shut the f**k up with that. On every iOS 6 article on phonearena, that's all you guys do. I'm actually interested in reading what Apple fans think, not how much Apple copies Android.

9. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

Exactly. Everyone needs to quit complaining about who copied who and what came out "first". If you don't like Apple thats fine don't buy their products.

13. pandamaja

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

We have to put up with this s**t on just about every samsung article. So yeah...

51. Unleashed

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

I love android and ios and I think this update is pretty good.. there are 200 extra features and the main ones that apple did mention will be good to see in action, tomtom powered 3D maps as well as do not disturb where you can chose who can ring you, also facetime over a 3G connection will be good but the problem is not many carriers offer a decent amount of monthly data, i hope this will change soon with more and more need for 3G - LTE data that hopefully the next iphone will support. Its a shame that the iphone 4 wont get all the updates but thats not surprising since its the 3rd major ios update, is there anything you where hoping for that apple did not add? I still really wish apple would enable bluetooth file transfer

8. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

@xquisite I think maybe you mixed things up. Actually its the steve jobs zealots who bitch about other companies copying craapl.

10. saeen

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Android and iOS, I own both. So I am really not into comparing thing. Android is what it is and do iOS. Every OS is unique in itself. Poor people compare cause they can't buy both and keep showing that they got cheap thing which is better.

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