|Sep 19, 2012, 11:43 AM||#1|
Apple Releases iOS 6 with New Maps App, Facebook Integration, Siri Improvements, and More
As expected, Apple has just released iOS 6 to the public, making the download available to users of recent iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch models. Users can obtain the update either by connecting their devices to iTunes and clicking the "Check for Update" button or checking for over-the-air updates on their devices via Settings -> General -> Software Update. It may, however, take a few minutes for the update to propagate to all users.
iOS 6 adds over 200 new features, including Apple's own Maps app, Facebook integration, Siri improvements, Apple's new Passbook digital wallet app, and more. Discussion of the new operating system is ongoing in our iOS 6 forum.
iOS 6 is compatible with the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod touch. It will also ship on the iPhone 5, which launches on Friday, and on the fifth-generation iPod touch launching next month. The operating system arrives as the golden master build 10A403 for existing devices, and Apple has also posted a special 10A405 build for the iPhone 5 and a 10A406 build for the upcoming fifth-generation iPod touch.
Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 6 with New Maps App, Facebook Integration, Siri Improvements, and More
|Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM||#3|
Starts downloading, 599MB.
The new Map app sucks! There is no longer transit routing available for my city. All it does is to show me an empty list of apps that may have routing capability.
Last edited by jeffgao; Sep 19, 2012 at 01:22 PM.
|Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM||#4|
|Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM||#5|
Looking forward to being able to properly use Passbook!
Graduate Software Developer, UK
2012 iPad Mini 16GB Nokia Lumia 620 Windows 8.1 Desktop, Intel i5 x64, 8GB RAM
|Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 AM||#22|
sweet...now my wife can start using the new IOS6 until instead of waiting for her new iphone5
64g iPhone6+Space Grey; 16g iPhone6 Silver;16g iPhone5s Space Grey;
15" retina - MBP 2.6 GHZ 16 RAM;
|Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 AM||#23|
iOS6, overall very nice.
But as many testers pointed out: Google Maps and StreetView seem to be more useful (especially outside the US) and with more detailed maps and info than Apple's Flyover.
Any feedback? I will probably refrain from upgrading until Google releases a stand-alone Maps app for iOS6.
(And it may well be that Apple takes its time to approve it...)
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