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iOS 6: the new features

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Sep 2012, 08:07

Apple brought iOS 6, the newest version of its mobile operating systems, and here is a breakdown of the main new features…

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posted on 10 Sep 2012, 10:12 6

135. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

and still quite a few more.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:45

157. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

google voice was crap and nobody ever used as it could never understand you. please dont compare it to Siri..

Google Voice is no more they changed the name and is a Siri like feauture..

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:50 1

201. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

PLease people instead of silly comments please give me facts. Why is google voice crap. Apple loved it enough to rip off a small third party company. Amnd what people didnt use it. I sell phones and pitched google voice to every customer they loved how easy it was to text play music get directions. Maybe you have a speech impediment and no one can understand you. in that case im sorry.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:15 3

167. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Voice commands have been available since Windows Mobile 2003 on Microsoft's smartphone OS back then. It could do a lot more besides voice dailing including starting up apps.

In fact I've used voice dialing on old featurephones (which is the most usefull part of using voice activated commands ON A PHONE!) since ages.

And suddenly Apple makes it sound as if it is so speciall! Why? Because it use 'the cloud'... oh yeah... that's definitely what we've all been waiting for.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:42

188. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

first of all, bringing up voice command on a feature phone shows the stupidity of people who like to disagree just to disagree. second, Windows Mobile 2003 sucked in general so i think voice command should be the least of a conversation brought up concerning that train wreck of an OS. back in 2009 when Motorola launched its droid line that was the beginning of a maturation of voice command (yes i know the G1 was out before that...but that phone was pathetic) but it was primarily search-based in its orientation. It improved to launch apps, etc. but Siri took voice command a step further into offering more of a interpretation-based factor to voice command. No idea is original...not even good ideas, they are just improved upon versions of previous ideas which is with every technology out there. so are cars nowadays lackluster b/c they aren't the very first car? what about televisions? the hypocrisy & level of ridiculous comments made against anything that Apple does is criminal.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:18 1

199. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Your obviously an iphone user. Siri or vlingo or a thousand other names i can call it has been out for about 6 yrs. try again.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:32

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

Oh don't you know that this feature has been used in China for long and a chinese company is suing iPhone over SIRI feature. iPhone develops it? Think again.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 08:44 1

112. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

So why are you on the article then?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 08:45 9

113. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Because he wants.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 11:13

150. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Very well said, and you are exactly true!! This is what people don't see or understand about how both companies do it.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:36

155. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

why do you care what Apple is. you are not a consumer. are you?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:15

187. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

well said for someone who is a fan of Android, but unfortunately it all comes down to personal preference as far as which OS has "steak or sizzle". its obvious what OS you support (which i'm sure for reasons that are important to you) but what i despise about Android loyalists is the mentality that you are not allowed to like iOS without being considered incompetent. all of the hardware/software features Android packs under the hood doesn't automatically equal better. Android users don't get that more doesn't mean better...its just more features. but the other side is that if the majority of those features aren't a make-or-break for someone, then can it really be labeled as better? each person's definition of "more" changes shapes based on the individual. The basis of why Android is better is always rooted in latest technology vs. Apple's passe approach. each statement you've made is based on something that you like & prefer. someone who drinks Pepsi isn't gonna praise Coca-Cola. reading the biased opinions of Android fans over & over (which saturate this PA relentlessly) gets kinda stale & less credible every time i read those types of comments.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 18:21 2

182. ajerseyjr (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

I Wish They Remove The Notification Bar Cause Android Created That Bar And The Facebook Integration of Pictures Sony Is The First To Created That Feature. Please Apple Create a better innovation for your iOS not copying ideas from other OS and Companies.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 08:28 30

94. s.mrabet (Posts: 147; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

200 new features!!!!
1. siri knows sports
2. siri knows restaurants
3. siri knows movies
4. siri launches apps!! wow

I guess all 200 features are the same app....

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:15 16

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

Haha! Whats the 200th feature? Siri knows how to switch off the iPhone?!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 08:18 15

108. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

The 200th feature is "Siri knows Android is better"... the best of em all rite?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:24 1

169. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Hey, stop laughing at it!

Soon Siri can tell you your future.

That'll put the entire astrology, tarrot-, tea leaf- and handpalm-readers out of business.

And when the awesomely smart Apple engineers figure out how to combine the facetime code with Siri, they it'll predict when you die! By analyzing your face and voice!


Food for the next croonenberg, Sam raimi or Wes Craven horror flick :-)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:21 1

120. phljcnth (Posts: 497; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

The only major change in Siri is that it can wash the dishes now.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:24 3

123. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it still wants to show you pictures of stallions though. but now it can find the stallions on the map.. :)

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:43

214. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

unfortunately not for the +62 milion residents in france or the 28 milion residents in the Benelux.

In the non english speaking parts of europe (read: the majority) SIRI is completely useless!

Not to mention baseball is NOT the most popular sport in Europe. I wonder if SIRI knows if "Anderlecht" won against "Club Brugge" last week?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:54

215. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Oops it seems that SIRI should be able to understand French.

Unfortunatly SIRI is useless for the +20million Dutch speaking residents in Belgium and the Netherlands. Not to mention that these are the most expensive countries to get an iPhone (especially Belgium with its ridiculously high tax-rate). Potential iPhone-customers there pay a large sum for improvements which are completely useless to them.

Well, I can only say to any Belgians or dutchmen, how stupid are you to buy an iPhone if most o/t enhancements made are a complete wast for you.

A similar situation excists in Rusia (and whole bunch of other languages) because rusian is not in SIRI's portfolio.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:45 4

128. pimix2009 (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

I think they should call their 200 features " Siri know to count to 200" cuz thats all there is to it.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 10:25 4

138. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

The first 13 on this list could have been consolidated into 3 points...

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 11:13 2

151. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Yup thats exactly Apple's strategy. A bunch of nothing

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:21 11

121. desijatt (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Real Change log:
1.Siri add ons,
2.Facebook integration
3.new maps with navigation
4.What Android already have

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:32

193. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4322; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

From how i look at it, number 1-4 is all about Siri. Siri can do this, Siri can do that...you might as well sum all of them up in one and make room for other tweaks that can be mentioned!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:14

197. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Serious with this. Android has been able to launch apps by talking to it for a few years now. this is def not a instapaper. old news apple

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:58 51

2. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

A lot of those features were already available on Android. Now who is copying who?!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:02 5

6. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

wait wait.. facebook integration in Android == packing Android app from Google play as bloatware..
now who is copying who?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:05 46

10. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

dude, do you have an extra chromosome?
my SGS1, which came out 2 years ago, had those features, without even installing the Facebook app.
Dude, just go f**k yourself, admit it, iOS is ripping off more from Android than Android did from iOS!

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