Posted by: Pece Andonoski in Apple, iOS, tags: iOS 6, wwdc 2012
Today at WWDC 2012, Apple has announced iOS 6, the newest version of its mobile operating system and it has 200 new features.
Scott Forstall announced that Siri will be available to the new iPad and that “she learned” some new languages: English and French coming for Canada, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin for Taiwan, Cantonese for Hong Kong, and both Mandarin and Cantonese for mainland China.
Another new feature is deeper Facebook integration. Just like Twitter, now you can send pictures from Photos app, sites from Safari, locations from Maps and its integrated with the App Store and now you can like apps and see which apps your friends like.
There were some complains when FaceTime was announced. Now with iOS 6 you can FaceTime over cellular connection. FaceTime and your Apple ID will be unified with your phone number and now if someone calls you on your phone for Facetime you can choose to answer on your iPad.
The Phone app also gets useful features too, now if someone calls you while you are in a meeting, you can choose to reply with a message or have a reminder later about the missed call.
Do Not Disturb feature was added to iOS 6, when activated, push notifications will be automatically muted and the screen won't light up.
As expected there is a new Maps application, entire new mapping solution with turn-by-turn navigation and integrated with Siri.
iOS 6 will ship this fall and will support 3GS and greater iPhones, 2nd generation iPads and newer, and the 4th generation iPod touch.
The first beta release will be available for developers starting today.