iOS 6: features at a glance

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad get soon a new version of the operating system: iOS 6 brings 200 new features for the device, so it promises Apple. Here again summarized the most important new features:

iOS 6: Siri is smarter

Siri, which is the language Assisten on the iPhone 4S. With the new operating system iOS 6 he comes the third-generation iPad. Also featured Siri is now touch on the new iPod, the iPad Mini and the iPad fourth generation. So far, Apple described the voice service as a "beta".

20959Siri in IOS 6

&# 8220; There's Siri for eight months on the market, but now it has something "learned, Scott Forstall told the keynote at WWDC. As examples called Apple:

  • SiriThe iPhone owners can ask questions about basketball results, and Siri answered.
  • The restaurant recommendations were improved.
  • Siri even answer complex questions like &# 8220; Show me movies with Scarlett Johannson&# 8221;

What it does here in Europe, we will see. Even before the keynote Siri offered more opportunities than here in the US.

iOS 6: features at a glance

however, even what should work with us: Siri can now more - namely also launch apps. So the iPhone owners need no longer wildly through the screens and folders dig, but can start applications on demand. Let's hope that this is possible not only with Apple's own applications.

In connection with automakers Apple also plans to offer a button in the car to activate the language assistant. In the meantime, we could Siri undergo a test on iOS 6 already.

iOS6: Apple maps with 3D buildings

The Maps app offered to date maps of Google. Now Apple uses its own service. The screenshots and a comparison video with Google Maps look promising. Also satellite images are integrated. Individual cities are shown in stunning 3D views:

Apple maps

Apple is thus also mapping services in competition with Google and Microsoft - and even against the manufacturers of navigation software. Because the app is live instructions for navigation. And may, of course, more is allowed as the apps from Navigon and Co: running on the screen of the locked iPhones. Know how the iPhone maker has caught up with TomTom. Also new in this context: traffic reports.

iOS 6: features at a glance

With Passbook, the iPhone is the ticket

iOS 6: features at a glance

We know electronic tickets and vouchers have to suffice. Apple offers in iOS 6 but now with Passbook an app, which will be a collection point for the tickets. Provider of tickets no longer have to let develop their own software, but can rely on a template.

iOS 6: Mail gets "pull to refresh"

Pull down the news feed to update the message: what is known from many apps are now available in Mail - finally!

Apple has also touch and iPad donated a VIP function the mail program on iPhone, iPod, running over iCloud.

Telephoning is still

The telephone function of course there are still&# 8230; Apple has come up with even something new: If a call, new buttons are displayed. With them, the called party can respond via SMS quickly, for example: &# 8220; I'll call you back later&# 8221 ;. Just press a button.

iOS 6: features at a glance

And who wish to be a callback, which can also be set up with a single click. Here are temporal (&# 8220; in one hour&# 8221;) as well as localized (&# 8220; when I go home&# 8221;) memories possible.

Bluetooth sharing for flexible connections

In the beta version of iOS 6 Bluetooth-sharing has been found. Apps can share data over the wireless link. It is hoped that this will allow a connection to smart watches. However, the exact functionality is not yet known.


iOS 6 brings 200 new features

iOS 6: features at a glance

A total of 200 new features Apple promises with  iOS 6 - Incidentally, as many as 5 already with iOS This can be quite small changes, but also more interesting things like:

  • Lost an iPhone, an honest finder with the "Lost Modebe "informed, how to reach the owner.
  • In the "Single App Mode"Can only run a single app. Designed for example for use in schools, so that no one can peek&# 8230;
  • For autistic people can the parts User interface disabled become.
  • Facebook is more integrated into the operating system.
  • With the cloud function Photo stream the images can be shared with friends.
  • Video telephony FaceTime now runs over the air.

 iPhone 3GS owners can look forward, iPad 1 users do not

iOS 6: features at a glance

On the iPhone 3G iOS already can not even be installed five more. More relieved the owner of a 3G are likely to be: Then iOS will run sixth

The iPod touch is supported from the fourth generation. iPad 2 and third generation of course also - only the owners of the first iPad must remain out of the iOS 6-circle outside.

iOS 6: Installation

The owners of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad can download for free through the software update iOS 6 then. She is on the mobile devices in Settings -> General -> to find software update. For instructions on installing found in us.


Other interesting on iOS 6 on GIGA:

  • Installation Instructions and download iOS 6
  • Establishment of iOS 6 on iPhone and Co
  • use Google Maps back on iOS 6
  • Tips and tricks for iOS 6
  • Guide Jailbreak of iOS 6


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