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Apple iOS 6 review: Moving forward

26 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Apple iOS 6 review: Moving forward - read the full textThe next iOS version has never been as big a deal as upgrades to Android or Windows. If it ain't broke, don’t fix it, must've been the line of thinking and it's up to you to replace broke with fragmented or catching up, as needed...


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I feel like apple was stealing all new features from android so GsmArena your conclusion should have been " Apple just follows the new updates of android, as they dont have innovative ideas" Nothing more!

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  • 2012-09-28 20:40
  • t1$E

> In reply to Tim @ 2012-09-28 06:01 from y$gR - click to readIts a true thing.. In the beginning when Nokia decided to go with WP7 instead of Meego, I was the first the bash that decision to the moon and back. It seemed stupid (and in fact it was), assuming that the end result of the switch was just WP7. However, I have to say that WP8 is looking like a real contender now. To me what makes it impressive is the fact that both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 use variants of the same OS kernel.
What it means is that apps will be cross compatible in both the desktop and mobile spaces. I can only assume that directX 10 and all the other Windows goodies will be supported as well. Its a surprisingly intelligent move because it leverages Microsoft's dominance in the desktop space. Its bound to create a trickle down effect in the long term, boosting its adoption rates by default through association with Windows 8. That's really the key to its "Dark Horse" status because its a potential game changer (if they can pull it off).
iOS is clearly under-threat, they just don't know it yet. Android could potentially be as well too, but because the Android developement ecosystem is so vibrant (not stagnant like iOS) its effect in the long term for Android is uncertain.

Needless to say.. WP8 is set to do something in the mobile space..

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  • 2012-09-28 18:03
  • LxG3

IOS 6 is full of crap.. I have an ipod touch. When I bought it, it was running IOS 4 it updated to IOS 5 I was able to use facetime and iMessage when it updated to IOS 6 I was no longer able to use location services and neither facetime nor imessage. The ipod touch is running slower than usual. Apps just close unexpoectedly. I tried submitting a review to apple but I'm having trouble.. I wanna go back to IOS 5 but don't know how.. HELP

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  • 2012-09-28 17:12
  • kB6H

I was just reading the last page of this review. "Bottom line"
And was interested to see a pic of the iphne4, 4S and iphone5 in a row. They all look Identical. Thanks Apple, you nearly got me there!! But you have just made Samsung, HTC, Motorola , Sony, LG and all the rest of Android phones out there look rally really fantastic! I thought new was supposed to be.. well!. Made up my mind! No boring dull nothing new Apple for me, that’s for sure . Apple has lost the passion lost the plot and has no more X-Factor..

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  • 2012-09-28 13:33
  • N9@y

No comments here about losing the Youtube app? I have an ipad and there's no app to replace it. It seems that Apple have gone for greed over quality here. It must be cheaper to produce by losing the glass back, yet the price has gone up. I'm afraid my next phone won't be Apple. My son has the 5 and just putting a bigger screen doesn't do it for me.

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  • 2012-09-28 09:52
  • 3J7w

so it mean you used a ridiculous price to get a iphone5 with ios6 which is extremely boring interface.almost the same thing from iphone 3-5....good job iphone's fans i'm proud of all of you

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  • 2012-09-28 09:34
  • uCjs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-27 22:10 from p77u - click to reada lot of those features exist already , as part of android (and more specifically Sony's Timescape UI). Deep integration etc.

Probably the reason a lot of ppl feel it's 'simple' is that even before apple picks it up other pioneers have paved the way already. Apple are only repackaging it.

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  • 2012-09-28 09:19
  • Mf5Q

Windows 8 will kill them. You can all bet on this. ios will be the new in line to die and wiped completely.

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  • 2012-09-28 07:22
  • sF}M

> In reply to [deleted post]Thanks

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  • 2012-09-28 06:28
  • U@HP

> In reply to epolaris @ 2012-09-27 18:59 from LxG3 - click to readI agree with much of what you say, but I am not sure you can put Android on a pedestal as being so far ahead of the pack. In fact, it may just have peaked, if WP8 is as good as being suggested. Whilst I have a Android device, it is far from being a fully integrated business tool. Sure if you get your rocks off with games all day it is ok, but to me the hardware always exceeded the software. I will wait and see what WP8 is really all about. It is bound to take much of the Apple and Android market share.

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  • 2012-09-28 06:01
  • y$gR

is it me, or its just that, somehow almost all of the features of the OS aren't new to me. It seems i've read it many months ago.

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  • 2012-09-28 03:30
  • wYAZ

> In reply to Manish sharma @ 2012-09-27 20:15 from rKvx - click to readif maps r very important to u:

1-wait till google put its maps in the store, or re implement it again in ios (update).

2-try to downgrade backwards to ios 5.

3-buy another product (0ther than ios) with working maps.

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  • 2012-09-28 00:14
  • fXDp

Shared photo stream is great, iv tested it today with my friend, i shared photo album with him and he saw it right away in his photo album with his iPad, he can comment photos or like them. He can look those photos sameway with his appletv or iPhone which he doesnt have.

Thats so simple and it works great it doesnt need anything from you. No-one doesnt need to actually send anything for anyone

These are the reasons why iOS devices are so popular among normal people, anyone know how to do that without understanding anything about computers, its just so easy.

And people like that, thats why iOS devices wins every satisfaction surveys.

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  • 2012-09-27 22:10
  • p77u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-27 21:30 from PvYx - click to readYou can do same with 3rd video players so no problem, theres like 15 different one to choose.

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  • 2012-09-27 22:03
  • p77u

video support it really poor

galaxy series can reproduce xvid, divx, MKV with subtitles and even see .srt subtitles files

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  • 2012-09-27 21:30
  • PvYx

System-wide Facebook integration? Not that wide apparently. Come on, many other devices have deeper integration already. Like Sony's addition to its android. Some of it showed in this video.

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  • 2012-09-27 21:15
  • Kiv6

Hi all,
I upgrade my iPhone 4S on 22 sep, right after update I m not able to use my maps, can anybody else is facing the same problem or can anybody gives me solution for this ??

Thanks in advance

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  • 2012-09-27 20:15
  • rKvx

Thats a really solid review because its actually true. It really isn't revolutionary and is starting to appear dated. But it does have all the bases covered though and seeing as it was never geared toward power users, is the change really necessary?. Thats true.. But the kicker is that people are getting geekier by second. Basically everyone owns a smartphone now. People are getting accustomed to high functionality devices. Sooner or later there is going to be a fundamental paradigm shift towards devices like Android (Just look at the adoption rates for Android devices).

Thats where Windows Phone 8 comes in. I don't know if people have realized it yet but WP8 is a far cry from WP7 and while its not quite as technically impressive as Android, its already much better than iOS 6. Technically, it sits between iOS and Android with the added benefit of being just as easy to use as iOS. (Something that Android still has a lot to learn from). Microsoft has made some impressive improvements with their OS (Potentially game changing from a technical standpoint) which actually makes it a worthy rival even to likes of Android now.

In short, while Apple's design path for their OS is good for now, its most certainly not going to last forever. They need to buck up and get creative fast..
Technical complacency isn't going to work for much longer...

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  • 2012-09-27 18:59
  • LxG3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-26 20:30 from v0qu - click to readNo they cannot. Google maps won't work offline, you can only pre-cache some small areas, which is stupid.

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  • 2012-09-27 18:22
  • LpIJ

> In reply to anon @ 2012-09-27 14:47 from N9@y - click to readI red somewhere that the announcement of iPhone 5 became a great advertisement for Samsung S3. hehe

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  • 2012-09-27 18:16
  • PGfx

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