iOS 6 All the Little Things

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ndavid126, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. ndavid126, Jun 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012

    macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    In honor of This Thread, I decided we should make one for iOS 6. , but what are the little things?
    UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who discovered unknown or un advertised features. I have tried to compile the information into this one post. If there is anything that you think has been left out of this or any incorrect information please PM me.

    * Road names that you're turning onto are in blue, street names you can turn onto are in green.
    * The road you are on is under your position in blue.
    * Whenever you approach a turn it goes from 3D view to overhead view to give you a clear view of the turn then back again after the turn is completed.
    * Direction road signs fly up and away and another flies in from underneath to take it's place when completing a step.
    * You can't have hybrid (satellite + road names) or satellite map tiles while navigating (turn by turn).
    * Siri continues to give directions while on the phone even if using a headset (she transfers to the headset). Obviously she gives directions if music/podcasts/audio is playing (volume is lowered slightly and she is REALLY loud)
    * Being able to say, "take me home" and have her start to navigate to your home address is beautiful. You really don't need to touch it at all.
    Thank you QuarterSwede

    Features Slide
    Below is the slide of some of the 200 features from the iOS 6 Keynote.

    Manual reorder of reminders
    Manual location entry for reminders

    Share Buttons
    Share buttons now use a grid like way to select where you want to share (iMessage, email, twitter, facebook, etc) instead of popping up as a list.
    EX: [​IMG]

    In iMessage you can set the caller ID for replying and for starting a new conversation (they can be different).
    New option allows you to only alert you for iMessages from people in contacts (meaning a text/iMessage from an unknown number won't notify you)

    Can now receive Amber alerts.
    Also must receive Government Emergency Alerts.

    Music App
    Music app has been changed to look more like the iPad Music app
    Podcasts can be shared via email.

    Mail App
    Per Account Signatures
    No longer shows you the progress of mail sending and it now immediately makes the sent whoosh sound even though it's still sending

    Search all fields in Contacts

    App Store
    App Download Process Shows up in Store with option to Open when complete.
    Installed Apps also have the "open" button instead of "installed"
    Downloading an app no longer pushes you back to the home screen.
    An app that has been updated will get a blue ribbon overlaid in the corner that says "New" (similar to a newsstand item).
    App Store has new look.
    If downloading a free app there is no longer a need to enter a password.
    In some places you can quickly swipe through apps in the app store on iPad. Works with related apps, more apps by the developer and apps on the featured page. Click for Example

    Personal dictionary in iCloud (presumably syncs with Mountain Lion)

    Bluetooth can be toggled on/off from settings without having to go into general.
    New icon.
    3 new Wallpapers
    Use as Wallpaper share option in Photos

    Clock App
    Is on iPad (Previously in iOS 5 there was no native clock app on the iPad.)
    On iPad clock app temperature shows up along with time.

    Location commands work worldwide.

    Alarm can now be set with a song.

    Tons of new Emoji's Click to view! Thank you Vitruviux.

    More language support:
    - Autocorrection for every keyboard
    - French, German and Spanish dictionaries
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    New maps apps. Hard to say as it isn't released yet. This thread should pick up when iOS 6 is released.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Ha. This thread should be they should make this sticky in advance for tomorrow.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    :) Feels like yesterday iOS 5 dropped , and now tomorrow theres chances i can get my hands on iOS 6 if they release first beta for developers !
  5. macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    This thread is going to get dangerous when iOS 6 is here.
  7. macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
  8. macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Because it'll go mental with tons of posts... So if you want to say something witty, say it now, because come tomorrow thousands will see it ;)
  9. macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    Fair point:p
  10. macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    The best i could do was noticing that this didn't really make sense, i'm destined to not be witty :(
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    I like turtles.

    But seriously, last year's thread was quite useful for discovering the minor features and details that you might not otherwise.

    I'm excited! :D
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
  13. macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    I think this thread should be cleared of attempts to be witty in the wake of Devs with the beta. Specifically the person who said new maps app. I'd also like to remind you that this thread (As with the other "_____ - All the Little Things" threads) is for Undocumented features. Things that Apple doesn't talk about.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2008
    Or self promotion. heh. ;)
  15. macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    Claim for the 2nd post. How do you want me to discuss all the little things that Apple doesn't talk about? iOS 6 is not yet released to the public or developers.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    Wait until the beta is released?
  17. macrumors 6502


    Nov 13, 2011

    ...............wait a minute, subscribed to what exactly? :cool:
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Almost Time

    I can't wait! This forum was very helpful for 10.7 and 10.8 and iOS 5. Sticky this please!
  19. ndavid126, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012

    thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    While this is not exactly a hidden feature, a feature that looks great is re routing due to traffic in iMaps.
  20. cdebnil, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    Iphone 4

    Anyone notice how many of the new map features (point to point directions) were using Siri? Wonder if this means that the Iphone 4 will get Siri or if it means that none of the new driving directions and map features will be available in IOS6 for the Iphone 4.
  21. macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    Nice features in IOS 6 for sure, especially the Siri integration. But that's it? No new GUI? No Widgets?
  22. macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    lets all hope they find a way to activate for none developer udid


    or it will just have turn by turn and still not have siri lol
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2008
    It'll have Siri but only on phones who can get Siri (4s). But turn by turn will just use the voice over service for everyone.
  24. macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Bluetooth MAP!

    Messages can be viewed and replied to over bluetooth!
  25. macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2010
    They didn't talk about it in the keynote, but it's on their website. New app/iTunes stores!!!!

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