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iOS 6 goes official with new Maps and Facebook integration

11 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
iOS 6 goes official with new Maps and Facebook integration - read the full textApple has just announced the next version of its iOS platform for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. iOS 6 has an updated Siri, Facebook integration and completely new Maps application with built-in turn-by-turn navigation as its key features. The evolved Siri got the most stage time – it now...


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I like the feature about incoming call where u can choose call " when I leave", it automatically reminds you once you move to a new location to get back to the caller. Good when in a meeting. One map that has everything, turn by turn navigation, business establishment details, reviews and ratings. Also, the do not disturb option where phone will only ring when VIPed number calls or a consistent call every 3 mins which could be an need for wifi for facetime now and apple id and phone number integration. Which means u dont have to get up find ur phone if its not with you while u are on ur computer desk and somebody calls facetime. Accept it through any of your idevice same with imessage and same with browsing and history all shared on ur safari through the newly added icloud option, which enables you to retrieve the web adress on your mac or ipad without opening your phone. I can't wait!
Now, that's taking it to another level. ;)

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  • 2012-06-12 18:33
  • RKpg

> In reply to are u sober? @ 2012-06-12 15:00 from 3sEw - click to readyou are deluded......and apple blind

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  • 2012-06-12 17:54
  • 3AxW

Nothing new. Old stuff that even my very old HTC was doing. So what is so hot with the new map! Map is map whether is Google, Garmin or Apple. I am owner of iPhone2G, iPhone3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4 & iPhone4S ,and iPad1, 2 & 3. I am very disappointed. Android and Samsung S3 is the future. Apple you are not listening to your customer. See what is happening to Nokia. Over confidence will take no where!

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  • 2012-06-12 17:54
  • Hx11

Now you can't brag about Apple as they finally learned that they can't compete on their own.. so signed with TomTom to provide Navigation support... copied the idea of Android to integrate facebook... any many more.. so stop criticising Samsung and Android.. and enjoy your iOS 6
Also remember that it is competitive world and when someone comes up with an innovation others want to use it maybe with more precision and that's what we can say improved idea.. Innovation, new ideas will come but it doesn't come with a life long propriety.
The only thing I am not comfortable is dedicated Siri interface in car.. There are many Android users, some RIM and some Windows.. let people decide what they want rather than forcing them..
BTW I have Samsung S II and I love it.. :)

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  • 2012-06-12 17:43
  • EB%j

most of the features esp the facebook integration copied from windows phone

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  • 2012-06-12 17:34
  • v0Xt

both android and iOS copied from WEBOS thats the truth.

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  • 2012-06-12 17:34
  • tevw

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2012-06-12 00:17 from Bqv4 - click to readwhat did u just said????
aaahh google
lol google is everywhere... :p

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  • 2012-06-12 17:09
  • t}M5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-12 16:24 from nTpT - click to readEhm let me just clear things up
. Yes i9000 galaxy s only get the feature pack for gingerbread Officially an that's it nothing more nothing less. And yes the custom rom for galaxy s plus or i9003 is exist but not really much , i mean as much as i9000 . But that's not the point here. The point is , the EOM's support isn't the only one you can hang on your community. That's the advantage of open sourcing an os which you can't simply get with apple products even with gingerbread and feature pack galaxy s still have more to offer than ios6

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  • 2012-06-12 17:03
  • mDcG

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-06-12 16:02 from 9xRf - click to readSo whats my option here,,, get new phone with all the goodie that will last for 1 year top OR stuck with my outdated phone?,,,, what strategy U talking about? Screwing the consumers ,,, and if U want to talk about top selling device U got i9000 according to news back in 2011 this phone is one of the top selling Android devices and the owners got screwed,,, what strategy U talking about a phone with Single core 1GHz 512 RAM and internal memory of 8GB/16GB cant get ICS and LG just released Optimus L7 with the same Specifications operated by ICS with only 4GB internal memory!!! U right they have strategy is call screwing people… and having 1 phone per a year at least Im sure that I will receive update for many years and therefore it’s the top selling device

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  • 2012-06-12 16:36
  • nTpT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-12 15:30 from 0sSX - click to readand that’s one of the longest topic i have cross with Android users, Custom ROM is not official therefore U cant even list it as an option to the consumers because its stupid lets say i9000 sold 10 Million phones u want 10 million users start searching for custom ROM as solution and as U said custom ROM is out there ICS with all the features then why Samsung doesn’t release it officially? Consumers has right having proper update is the least of their rights, Custom ROM can be use by Geeks who like to play around and customize as they like,,, also some people refuse the idea of unofficial solutions even rooting and i have friends using i9000 and wont even update using ODN even if the ROM is official but the update method is not and what about other models such as Galaxy i9003??? No official update and no custom ROMs so what the owners supposed to do?

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  • 2012-06-12 16:24
  • nTpT

Apple has got to be kidding. In short you still have to live with the same old monotonous grid with no widgets nothing this is hardly an upgrade it should have been IOS 5.8 or somethins.

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  • 2012-06-12 16:05
  • KIdE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-12 14:01 from nTpT - click to readNo one is forcing to buy a new handset. Its purely users choice. Neither google or samsung or any OEM has nothing to do with growing users preferences and choices.

OEM discontinues a particular model based on its own business strategy, matter of fact, no company ceases supplying a top selling device,do they? I guess some companys should learn to market/manufacuter more than one Phone per year, atleast 3-4 and then HANDLE the updates for various devices with various o/s versions with various h/w configurations.

Its like Corolla and Camry are racing and declaring that toyota won the race.

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  • 2012-06-12 16:02
  • 9xRf

> In reply to are u sober? @ 2012-06-12 15:00 from 3sEw - click to readHahaha... I like starting my day with a joke like this !!

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  • 2012-06-12 15:48
  • QsUP

What are these 200 new things then? Apple do it every year like 150 new API,s ,100 new bug solved etc..We never find out these astronmical new additions do we.!!

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  • 2012-06-12 15:40
  • nEAx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-12 15:09 from nTpT - click to readin this part youre wrong, galaxy s i9000 already got ICS, but as a custom rom ;) and the performance is surprizingly great, the catch is, the user need to read XDA first to getting it ;)

the actual update process taking about 15-20 min ;) and youll get all the ics goodness in samsung i9000, such as face unlock data usae limiter, and all the newest google apps , and ICS browser.

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  • 2012-06-12 15:30
  • 0sSX
  • jackskellington6sic6
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-12 15:09 from nTpT - click to readandroid user can admit to problems
ios user just takes what android user admits and adds on. how it always is

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  • 2012-06-12 15:21
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-12 13:15 from 0sSX - click to readmaybe U right but at least iPhone 3GS 2009 will get the lame update but i9000 2010 wont see the great ICS for lame reason

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  • 2012-06-12 15:09
  • nTpT

> In reply to diamond @ 2012-06-12 13:30 from fuNc - click to readBcz u don't have the money to buy one!

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  • 2012-06-12 15:04
  • 3sEw

> In reply to Dj1Crook @ 2012-06-12 14:32 from 2CRx - click to readApple have the 5 years expecrience and android stole it! Everybody know that! Maybe drunk ppl don't.. Just like u! Android only copy and paste and STEAL from apple!

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  • 2012-06-12 15:00
  • 3sEw

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-12 14:42 from ppj7 - click to readOf course they want to get rid of google, google never gave turn by turn navigation for iOS. Why apple want to support company who's limiting their map.

Now apple have their own map which they can do everything what they want, without google slowing them down. Its very good decision for apple and also huge drawback for google, well i think they got what they deserve.

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  • 2012-06-12 14:49
  • p770

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