Small things come in big packages. And with iOS 6 recently unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2012 adds small but significant features and changes to the mobile OS powerhouse.
The iOS 6 will roll out at the end of 2012, on new versions of iPhone and iPad devices of course, with approximately 200 features, including new 3D maps, Twitter-like Facebook integration and an upgraded version of your favourite voice recognition command software, SIRI.
We give you a roundup of 5 nifty changes you’ll expect when the retail version of the iOS 6 comes to your pockets:Gone are the Google Maps
With tech giants like Apple and Google going against each other in the new chapter of ‘Patent Wars’, it seems only too obvious Apple would come up with a replacement of any tech or app that utilizes or favours arch rival Google over its own. Next target — Google Maps. Now you get a 3D version of your local areas and navigate through the city you wish to go see on your next trip.
The new 3D maps have three options when it comes to navigation. You can get your entire route from point A to B, with other optional routes; get navigation points on every turn; or drive a virtual car in a 3D turn-by-turn navigation simulation.
Oh, and SIRI helps you navigate turn-by-turn as well!Sleek Share Screen
Like in the iOS 5 and its tight twitter integration, the iOS 6 will cater to your Facebook needs. But that’s not all to it; now you can share your stuff in the revamped Share Screen through icons than a list of options you would have used before and are familiar with. Spotlight Search Upgrade
It wasn’t with a little difficulty you’d search your Apple mobile device and get exactly what you were looking for. The new upgrade to the Apple Spotlight search function enables you to retrieve what you wanted, with also the folder where your search result is at, and without merely listing all the other possibilities like apps, music and image files and emails. Now Showing New Download Banner
When you download anything on your Apple device running iOS 6, you’ll see it as a new banner on top of app icons. This Download banner will disappear when you use your download app for the first time.No more jail breaking Emoji Icons
With the iOS 6 beta doing the rounds it looks as if you won’t have to jail broke your Apple mobile device in case you feel more emotive. Emoji emoticons come pre-installed on the iOS 6.
With Agency Inputs
First Published: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 16:59