iOS 6 Walkthrough

iOS 6 Walkthrough
After months of testing, iOS 6 is finally getting released today with over 200 new features, but you shouldn’t be all that impressed by the number - it’s a gradual update to iOS 6 with no revolutionary novelties, but still tons of neat little refinements. And it comes not just to the iPhone 5, but to plenty of other devices starting with the iPhone 3GS and later iPhones, and also the iPad 2 and new iPad.

The update should start arriving over the air in the coming hours and days, and alternatively you can also bump up your device by hooking up your phone to iTunes, and running the update from there. Don’t forget that you shouldn’t interrupt the update.

So what has changed in iOS 6? Let us walk you through from all the new features, starting from the lock screen and going to apps like the brand new Maps from Apple and improved Siri.

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The excitement begins. Can't wait for Friday.

10. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012 i cant wait for thist neither

21. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

One word "Awesome"

35. KazEmpire

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

now you call this a major os update?

2. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Besides iFlyOver, non of the updates is new. Its same old thing, just a little copied i.e. Notification, Turn By Navigation, reply with text, passbook, Siri's "new" features etc. And don't forget about "redefined, new" iStore and Clock. LoL

26. GeekMovement unregistered

Copied Drop-down notification, copied Google Maps, copied Turn by Turn Navigation, copied Panorama feature, copied camera application from lockscreen, copied piece of junk that hypnotizes ignorant fans that can see nothing, but apple.

37. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

how can you consider adding maps, turn by turn, and panorama copying? Don't be stupid

3. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

is PA sponsored by Apple or what? why every little thing in iPhone 5 is (neat) ??

6. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

are you sponsored by google? why can only fandroids be found on PA's comment section??

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well ifans are here too, its just there comments aint worth looking at or most of the time they have nothing to add other then insults

12. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Nah this place is fille with trolling android fans.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

and delusional ifans, there are both lots on here just that the android fans even the worst actually put together a proper comment where as ifans .........well they rant and spit there dummy out when someone criticise's apple

27. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

That is because almost all of the posts are Android oriented. Count the posts from (different!) commenters and you'll see that there is far more posts from the android side. Most of the time you'll see a single Apple user struggling in a herd of hungry trolling Android fans having each other's backs. They work together like a beehive full of bees in order for your comments to appear "improper" or "delusional". They just make it seem that way even though it's not true, because they have the power of being a majority. Welcome to PhoneArena.

28. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

mate just no, look at the comments, ohh i agree some android fans will back up others to stupid degree's but the comments from apple users are almost always childish yours does ''u should have been aborted'' ring a bell thats one of your comments to me, very mature by the way

29. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

yes, I admit to have written such a comment to you, and I acted so solely because your stupidity had driven me to do it. But there are numerous comments from your side that you diplomatically forget to mention. Your comments are usually there to belittle other users and are very insulting. This last comment is the case in point. let me reply to your comment: yes, just yes. android fans are a majority and there is too little Apple fans on here for you to pin being childish to. Again, with such a remark you try to belittle a group of users. Now is that mature? I don't think so either.

30. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

typical blame your immaturity on me. did i force you to type that no and bring up any comment i have put that is even half as bead as the crap you have put i never forgot to mention my comments so go on bring up any of my comments belittle a group of i wanna belittle users like you who insulf and take things to a new level. ive always said fanboys on both sides are a problem but the apple fanatics (not all apple users just the fanatics like you) dont add to this site all they do is dirty it. and you your comments are either insults or directed at the android spark these arguments then complain when the android users back each other up against your immature comments

31. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

How are you not insulting if you call other people's comments crap? Are you a politician maybe, trying to hide what you actually do all the time? "...bring up any of my comments" - Read carefully - I just did in my last comment, and I can even give you your very last comment as an example. + you should belittle no one. Everybody should be able to exercise their legal right to speak, or type, in this case. You think that anyone who types something good about non-android things is "dirtying" the site. Again, you are insulting and immature while trying to pin those same "qualities" on me. Bravo. *claps*

32. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you see after you insulting ways and complete attack always on android users i have to call it as it is crap. a politician me no, but your on your way to be one, starting the trouble then trying to act the voice of reason and maturity. no mate find a comment of mine as immature as you aborting comment ohh yeah im all for free speech but not to the extent where people like you insult other when it aint even provoked. ohh i love your attempt to make it seem like im going at all apple im going at you just you. nothing wrong with apple users but people like you give them a bad reputation, they all get branded thanks to ones like you you can call me immature doesnt effect me and carry on with your childish ''*claps*''

33. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

you are repeating yourself and all of your previous immaturity. You are going just at me? How about the other day when I found you trolling on some other dudes comment. You are a disease for freedom of speech and your childish and insulting comments are spreading everywhere.

34. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

bring up my comments show i was trolling go on at least back what you say up. see i dont need to bother any more proof as many on here know what your like and how irrelevant your comments are and repeating myself? have you seen your comments you say alot without actually saying anything substantial '' You are a disease for freedom of speech and your childish and insulting comments are spreading everywhere.'' pot kettle get the hint, that comment shows the level of maturity your on. you quick on saying im insulting yet your the one calling me a disease....your logic isn't just floored its non existent everything you call me (childish, immature, insulting) is just you reflecting yourself in me. basically pot kettle sums you up

36. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

1. You're calling my comments irrelevant. 2. When I said "repeating" I meant the comments you are posting on this particular article. 3. How is you calling my comment crap earlier anything different than me caling your's a disease? Where is YOUR logic now? 4."everything you call me (childish, immature, insulting) is just you reflecting yourself in me" - I was using YOUR vocabulary, lol. You were the 1st to mention those words. A funny man you are.

40. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your were amusing but now your just sad your comments are irrelevant you insult people then think you can act mature after. well my 'crap' based comment is based on solid proof thanks to your comments. my vocabulary........get a grip mate should i act like you then and say you should of been aborted etc. your not funny , just pathetic

38. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i think you can deal with it for one time every year… we deal with android announcements the other 53 weeks...

4. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Heavens! 200 new features! You're kidding right? Did that include removing a bunch of commas somewhere and counting each one? And wait! That status bar! I can remember that back to my first Treo. Gee, does Apple claim to have invented that too?

5. marinbuyukliev

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

bull s**ttttt nothing new i am disapointed and will sell mi iPhon4s forever and never buy another one.Hello Android or WP8

9. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Nice marketing for android huh .... Wel try !!

13. djoscar4u

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Nice desperate attempt andriod fan! Good try though!!!.. lmao

18. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

and 2 sad ifans crying because a comment that wasnt in apple's favor appeared........... you 2 give anyone who use apple a bad name

22. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Tru dat

39. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

hm i would buy the ip5 and sell it on craigslist and then buy the android/wp of your choice… easy way to make at least 100 dollars since the iphones have such high after sale values..

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