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

iOS 6.1 in beta, here are some of the new features
So what does Apple have in store for iOS 6.1? With the latest build of Apple's mobile OS in beta, some of the new features are leaking out. We already know about Siri's new found ability to purchase movie tickets for you and perhaps in the next build, she can watch the film with you and eat popcorn! Apple Maps may or may not be improved, but if you do have a problem, there is now an easier way to report it. This is actually good news since hearing the exact problems from Apple Map users will make it easier to fix. One cosmetic change has been made. On the lock screen, the music controls are now spaced apart more, making them more comfortable to use. This

Ok, so this is not going to change the world and unless you're a movie buff who can't spell Fandango, you probably won't ever ask Siri to buy movie tickets for you. But progress is progress. Remember, Apple just released iOS 6.0.1 at the beginning of this month to fix a number of bugs.

As soon as we get a release date for iOS 6.1, we will pass it along to you.

source: Gizmodo

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68 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

5. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

9. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

55. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

12. MAXXtreme007

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

37. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

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

39. Rager099

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 06, 2009

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

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

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 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

46. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 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

48. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's when the change occurs.

50. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

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

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.

45. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 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 :)

2. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

ios is boring already lol

18. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

20. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

You should'ev jumped well befor the iP4s.

26. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 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

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

60. deathyyy

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

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

31. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

62. deathyyy

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 20, 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:)

3. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 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!

4. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

6. zeli007

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

7. zeli007

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

...or not?

8. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Exactly.

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