iOS 6 is big

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by macbook pro i5, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

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    Read this:
    Full-screen support in landscape on the iPhone in Safari.
    11:30 am Web site can even tell the app what the person was doing, so you can pick up where you left off.
    11:30 am Tapping banner takes them to the store to download the app. If app is already installed, tapping it switches to app.
    11:29 am Smart app banners, if someone goes to your web site, you can notify users of your app in the App Store.
    11:29 am "Smart app banners"
    11:29 am Photo uploads finally available inside of Safari.
    11:29 am Adding offline reading list as well.
    11:28 am Adding iCloud tabs.
    11:28 am 2/3 of all mobile web traffic comes from Safari on iOS.
    11:28 am Safari next.
    11:28 am iMessage via Phone number also goes to iPad and Mac.
    11:28 am Phone number and Apple ID are unified in iOS 6. If someone calls you with phone number via FaceTime, you can answer on iOS device or on Mac.
    11:27 am iOS 6 has FaceTime via Cellular.
    11:27 am ...One catch, only works over WiFi.
    11:27 am FaceTime next.
    11:27 am Slider for repeated calls, second call can come through when turned on if someone calls again inside of 3 minutes.
    11:26 am For notifications and things. You can even schedule this. Fine-tune who you get phone calls from, like Favorites or contacts groups.
    11:26 am When on, it'll never light up the screen or make a sound.
    11:26 am Slider in settings.
    11:26 am Do Not Disturb mode.
    11:25 am Reminders also have canned functions, like reminding you when you leave.
    11:25 am "Reply with a message" has canned messages like "I'm on my way" or can be custom.
    11:25 am Phone app now has a button next to slide to answer, you can slide up to reply with a message or add a reminder to call back later.
    11:24 am Phone app getting enhanced.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    I like the phone app enhancements and FaceTime via Cellular. But facebook integration, eh lol. Nothing major yet though.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Passbook is awesome as well!!!
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Passbook kind of confuses me. So we can store movie tickets and gift cards... on our phone? If so, that is pretty awesome!
     
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    OneMike

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    Facetime is nice. Other than that not super excited yet
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    Yes, except for its name. Sounds very "1990".
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Same here. notice how they havent shown the home screen yet?
     
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  9. Syk
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    So far the one main thing I care about is the Do Not Disturb feature.
    FaceTime over celluar seems like a way to eat that data package up.

    Siri got updated but sad to say but some Androidphones had some of the talk to reply to txt features. Still glad Siri has the updates that it has. I missed if it would also be on iPhone4&iPad2

    Not really sure how I feel about this update. I'll need to read up. I don't think I've been wowed really.
     
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    11:41 am turn-by-turn navigation.
    11:40 am Anonymous real-time crowd sourcing of this data via iOS users.
    11:40 am Can bring up incident reports to see if traffic is likely to speed up.
    11:40 am Traffic service also included.
    11:40 am business cards integrated with yelp for all sorts of details and photos.
    11:40 am Local search also included in maps, 100m business listings around the world currently available.
    11:39 am Showing a few different maps.
    11:39 am All cartography done by Apple.
    11:39 am Entire new mapping solution built from the ground up.
    11:39 am Maps!
    :cool::D
     
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    whoa, gps.....maps. i hope this is smooth on the 4

    i wonder if the maps can be offline
     
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    neiltc13

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    The phone text reply thing is copied from Android 4.

    Cloud syncing of tabs has been around for a long time, Safari is just catching up.

    Facebook integration has been in every mobile OS except iOS for months/years.

    Turn by Turn navigation is free on Android and Nokia Windows Phones already.

    Siri's local business listings is a copy of Local Scout for Windows Phone 7.

    So yeah, it seems like this year WWDC has been all about Cupertino's photocopier.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    "Flyover"
    11:42 am Kids can even ask, "Are we there yet?"
    11:42 am You can ask Siri where you can get gas, and it'll look for gas stations.
    11:41 am Also works with Siri.
    11:41 am 3D buildings visibile?
    11:41 am All of this works from the lock screen as well.
    11:41 am Monitors traffic on the way, potentially even re-routing around it.
    11:41 am Really simple, just tap quick route and you're on the way.

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    thats what it is.
     
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    the maps don't look any special then what you would find in a Garmin
     
  16. macrumors 65816

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    Well they have just lied to the world.

    "All cartography done by Apple"

    That is pure BS. Apple have not been out and surveyed the topography themselves. They would have bought the information from Ordnance Survey or USGS. Would be interesting to find out who they did buy it from though. I hope they didn't rip off Google, especially with the built in errors.
     
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    You don't understand what they bought from C3 technologies.
     
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    Are you a cartographer?

    You think C3 commissioned a full topographic survey of the earth? Just like Google, Microsoft, they would have bought the source information from of the worlds leading national mapping companies.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    iOS6 is a welcome update, glad they are also supporting the 3GS with this release. I still have the 4, but will be jumping to the new phone come this fall or whenever its released. The new Maps app looks fantastic as well.
     
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    iParis

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    It's a whole lot more than I expected, some big new features along with a ton of littles ones. We all knew about the maps update, but we didn't expect it to be like this! There are so many people that are going to benefit from iOS 6, and it'll be even better on the iPhone 5. I hate the people complaining about Facebook integration; it's like gay marriage or an abortion, don't like FB integration, don't turn it on or have a Facebook.
     
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    Intrigued sure.. Half of this stuff working outside the States? Doubt it. :cool:
     

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