Apple’s event is in full swing right now and one of the new things that the Cupertino-based company has announced is the latest version of its mobile operating system – iOS 6. The new version of the operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad has a bunch of new features.
One of the biggest changes to the operating system is the new Maps app . The new Maps app has a built-in search for local points of interest, with over 100 million possible suggestions. Other features of the Maps app include navigation, routing, 3D maps, satellite imagery – that wraps around the 3D maps – and the ability to get directions directly through Siri.
Speaking of Siri, the virtual assistant has gotten some updates of its own. The new Siri update includes the ability to give you scores and rankings of your favourite sports teams, the ability to launch apps directly through Siri, and integration with the movie review aggregation site – Rotten Tomatoes.
iOS 6 on the way
Safari has also received a major update – the ability to go full screen on the device by touching the arrows on the corners. Another major feature of the new Safari app is the ability to sync tabs between the desktop and iOS versions of Safari. This new feature is called iCloud Tabs. The new Mail app has also received some updates, including the ability to mark people as VIPs and the ability to flag certain mails for follow-ups.
The updates to the Phone app includes the ability to send an SMS or iMessage back to your caller if you can’t receive the call.
iOS 6 also includes some new apps.The new Photostream app lets you share and push out any photo with just a few taps. The PassBook app lets you store information like shopping coupons, movie tickets or plane tickets.
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